Job Openings

Senior Accountant

Job ID: BH488910

Category: Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, Accounting and Finance

Senior Management Accountant
6 month Contract

Job Location: Chatsworth, CA

Hours: M-F standard
* This division and company HQ are based in Australia. Position will typically work PST hours although occasionally (esp quarter-end) may need to have flexibility to work later if needed

Industry: Medical device, manufacturing

Size: 3 direct reports

Interview Process: First round Zoom interview with Para and Maria, Second round in person with Para and Team

Must Haves: 
ERP – Oracle, Epicor
Manufacturing industry

Strong understanding of SOX controls
Supply chain operations

Job Description:
The position of Senior Management Accountant Operations is responsible for the smooth running of our cost accounting transactional processing and monthly reporting (supporting both local management, statutory and group reporting requirements for the company), with the view to ensuring timely and accurate processing and reporting. The position leads a small team and is responsible for managing manufacturing financial performance reporting and underlying costing systems.

Let’s talk about Responsibilities
• Provide leadership and direction for the Supply Operations Finance accounting function.
• Lead and develop local finance team members
• Maintain, develop our costing systems and ensure compliance with inventory control systems. This covers areas of (but not limited to) work order control and closure, consumption variances, cycle counting and control oversight.
• Ensure full compliance with Corporate Governance and SOX requirements and ensure areas for development are enhanced.
• Ensure the maintenance of the standard costing system, including material costs, outside processing, labor, and overhead rates.
• Ensure all journals including month-end accruals and close processes are completed. General Ledger balances are reconciled and confirmed in conjunction with the Operations Finance and Group Finance teams.
• Prepare balance sheet reporting packs in line with Group Finance requirements and ensure all the adjustment journals are processed before the period closure.
• Ensure the timely completion of the Operations month end financial close process.
• Prepare and ensuring accurate, complete, and timely outputs for Reporting requirements
• Prepare Departmental expense reports and assist Managers in cost control as required.
• Assist with collation of data and provision of analysis as and when required for decision support requirements.
• Assist in preparing Operations Budgets and forecasts as required.
• Completes other assigned projects as required
• Ensure the implementation of management systems within their area of responsibility (including health & safety, quality & environmental). And monitor the performance of direct reports against the management system requirements.

Let’s talk about Qualifications and Experience
• As an Engineering / Manufacturing / Supply based organization, the breadth of activities and staff interactions is quite broad.
• With considerable growth and continuing performance and cost pressures ensuring controls and business support is able to be scaled and maintained.
• Adherence to reporting timetables
• Demonstrated problem solving ability.
• Experience in engaging staff together with a high degree of Internal and External communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to build working partnerships
• Good oral and written communication skills (including English) Required
• Relevant bachelor’s degree plus financial experience with at least 5 years commercial involvement or more extensive experience without degree demonstrating competence with concepts of internal control and application in a commercial manufacturing environment.
• Strong cost accounting background.
• Solid understanding of SOX controls and audit Preferred
• CPA/CA Qualified
• Oracle ERP experience
• Exposure to Supply Chain Operations
• Experience in leading a team





The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract to Direct

Location: Chatsworth, California