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Assistant Accounting Manager

Company: Mitsubishi Chemical America
Location: Irvine
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites (MCCFC) is composed of several companies, but at its core there are two. In April 2013, two California Companies, Grafil, a carbon fiber manufacturer in Sacramento and Newport Adhesives and Composites, a prepreg manufacturer in Irvine, were merged to create Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites (MRCFAC); then in 2017, we re-branded to MCCFC. Since our merge, we have made multiple acquisitions within the United States. In addition to these acquisitions, we have continued to improve and expand our current facility's capabilities. We are a company with a dedicated focus on responsiveness, quality, and customer support, we are working hard to match the growing global and domestic demand for these advanced materials.Job PurposeThe Accounting Assistant Manager position is responsible for serving as a team leader in the accounting department and ensuring the department creates accurate and timely financial records for the organization utilizing extensive experience in journal entries, general ledger and preparation of complex reconciliations. Is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, preparing accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensuring appropriate accounting control procedures. Works effectively with cross functional teams to support organizational strategic goals including strategy development, financial analyses, research, reporting, budget development and ERP system implementation by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.Principal Accountabilities* Record or review journal entries to account for business activities, ensures completeness, accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)* Reconcile general ledger accounts, ensure the accounts balance to underlying support and investigate and resolve any reconciling items* Oversee and approve Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions* Assist with month-end financial close process, including analysis, reconciliations, and accruals* Maintain and organize prepaid business insurance by handling expense amortization, accruals and reversals* Work with multiple divisions, interdivision reconciliations and consolidations* Oversee credit management/collections and ensure adherence to credit policy* Maintain fixed assets including approvals, follow up, capitalization, depreciation, physical inventory, disposal* Participates in physical inventory* Prepare and file property tax returns* Assist in gathering data for business insurance renewals (e.g., property, liability, auto, credit)* Develop and update procedures for proper internal control and maintain proper records* Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements, various reports and schedules* Participate in audits (external and internal) and tax returns* Assist in budget preparation* Respond to requests from leadership and prepare ad hoc reports and analysis as needed* Utilize enterprise resource planning software* Take an active approach to streamline manual processes, identify efficiencies, and improve accounting policies* Oversee accounting department team. Responsible for ensuring proper staffing levels are attained to meet the department needs. Support recruiting and hiring of personnelKnowledge / Skills / Experience* To perform at a proficient level and to be fully qualified, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.--The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.--Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.* The position manages employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.* This is a full-time position, requires an average of 40 hours per week. Occasional morning/evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.* A fully qualified individual must have the ability to conduct all job functions in English; read and comprehend correspondences, memos, and routine reports; interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, work instructions, and procedure manuals; calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages; apply concepts of basic algebra; write routine reports and correspondences; speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization; and complete tasks and assignments in a timely manner.* Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Education/ExperienceRequired is a minimum bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year College or University, 5 to 10 years, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Multiple years of accounting experience in manufacturing industry required.Specialized Knowledge/skills/abilities for performance of job* Manufacturing industry knowledge.* Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point is required.* Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.* Knowledge of auditing practices and principles, knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations.* Excellent communication skills.* Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.* Ability to work independently.--Ability to research and determine solutions to inquiries.* Ability to maintain confidentiality.* High stress tolerance.* Must be able and willing to work overtime as needed.* Experience with Business/ERP (Sage X3) system software is preferred.* Multi-lingual skills in Japanese and /or Spanish are a plus.Working ConditionsThe employee works mainly in a normal office environment, but occasionally while performing the duties of this job, the employee may periodically go into the laboratory and/or factory and be around analytical instruments and industrial equipment that compounds and processes hot melt resin systems and adhesive formulations (resins, liquids, solids, powders, etc) and these will be coated onto fibers and/or fiber webs.--The employee at times may be required to wear a variety of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as protective eyewear, hard hat, dust mask, and/or plastic gloves to minimize exposure to any industrial or chemical hazards.--The employee may be occasionally exposed to temperatures above 90 degrees F and below 5 degrees F and noise levels up to 85 decibels.Physical RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear; reach with hands and arms; climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch.--The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.--Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.Please apply directly: job description is not a contract between the employee and the employer, that the employer may change the job description or that the employer may request the employee to perform additional duties. The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.MCCFC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.EEO StatementMitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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