Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • CDS Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(9/16/2019 7:03 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    CDS Accountant


    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are looking for a detailed and results-driven Staff Accountant to prepare financial statements and analyze information from the general ledger system. The Staff Accountant position is responsible for handling the day to day financial operations of the Company as well as assisting in month end, quarterly and annual financial reports. S/he will assist in the month end process by making entries into the General Ledger accounts as well as overseeing the daily financial needs.  Performs other duties as assigned and required.


     What we offer:

    • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Training and Career Development
    • Generous Paid Time-Off 




    • Ensure accurate financial results by preparing the financial data for the closing of the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting cycles.
    • Protect the Company’s financial assets by reconciling the company’s bank accounts to the General ledger (GL) and preparing journal entries.
    • Summarize current financial status by collecting information preparing spreadsheets and reports.
    • Perform expense report tracking administration (Concur) including; audit of reports on an as-needed basis.
    • Assist with maintaining regional accounting records by complying with the company records retention policy.




    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent job-related experience is required
    • 1-3 years of experience in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
    • Strong General Ledger (GL) management skills
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment


    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.



    Position Summary
    The Accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information and prepare financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for assigned offices/divisions.



    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities


    Monthly Close/Forecast

    • Manage the month end closing process and monthly forecasts as applicable. Prepare journal entries with proper supporting documentation. Ensure all deadlines are met. Analyze for discrepancies and solve or escalate any issue which may arise.

    General Ledger

    • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenue and expenses. Uses knowledge of accounting principles/GAAP as well as understanding of business operations to determine appropriateness of transactions. Proactively investigate and resolve discrepancies. Research and explain account fluctuations.

    Financial Reporting

    • Independently prepare draft financial statements and financial management reports in conformity with GAAP and company accounting policy. Analyze fluctuations in revenue, expenses and margins and provide explanations for variances. Design financial reports and collaborate with other teams to implement needs. Make recommendations to Controller for streamlining of and improvement to reports.

    Balance Sheet

    • Perform detailed review and analysis of all balance sheet accounts and prepare reconciliations for month, quarter and year end. Proactively identify issues and resolve and bring to the Controller’s attention when necessary.

    Internal Controls

    • Perform detailed review and analysis of information obtained from internal customers and divisional management and ensures compliance with internal control policies.

    Build Relationships

    • Develop and maintain relationship with Operations. Provide guidance and direction to Operations on accounting policies and procedures.


    • Record and reconcile all intercompany transactions. Work closely with the Staff Accountants from the other divisions to review balances. 


    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Direct Reports
    - This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

    Indirect Reports
    - May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports



    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    - Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job



    Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job


    Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

    Field of Study/Area of Experience: Finance of Accounting
    3-5 Years of experience in private industry or a combination of public/private
    CPA or CPA in process preferred, or commensurate on the job experience


    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
    Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills
    Ability to Gather Data, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports
    Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment
    Ability to Work Independently & Prioritize with minimal supervision, in order to Meet Deadlines
    Ability to make Oral Presentations
    Knowledge of Computerized Information Systems used in Financial & Accounting Applications
    Solid understanding of GAAP and accounting theory
    Excellent time-management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple projects and meet assigned deadlines



    Environmental & Physical Requirements
    Office / Sedentary Requirements
    Typically, requires the abilty to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may require the ability to lift up to 10lbs.


    Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions


    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.


    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.


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