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Job Title: Senior Staff Accountant
Reports to: G/L Accounting Manager
Date: February 2014
Location: Ventura, CA
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General Summary:

The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for many critical accounting functions including analyzing the Company’s financial results and balance sheet accounts; calculating and posting journal entries; and reconciling balance sheet accounts and other accounting operational processes. The individual in this position is required to analyze accounting information and propose solutions to complex accounting issues in an independent manner. The results of such analyses will be presented to upper management in a written and/or verbal format.

The Senior Staff Accountant’s work may include the following significant areas of the Company’s accounting: treasury and banking, payroll, inter-company transfers and balancing; foreign currency translation; and inventory accounting. In addition, the position may require process documentation and analysis to determine departmental efficiency.

Essential Job Functions:

Reconcile and analyze balance sheet accounts:
o Analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts will occur monthly to ensure financial statement accuracy and will be performed with limited guidance and oversight from accounting management.
o Present the results of work performed to accounting management for review within established timelines. Accounts will include certain areas of the Company’s more complex financial statement areas including inter-company, inventory, payroll, and accrued liability accounts.

Prepare, upload, enter, and post journal entries to the general ledger:
o Work independently to calculate, analyze, and review amounts recorded in the general ledger to ensure adherence to GAAP and completeness of company activity.
o Must be able to identify issues and raise them to the attention of accounting management in a timely manner.

Analyze financial performance:
o Analyze financial results for Patagonia Works as a whole and/or its subsidiaries to ensure that the Company’s financial results are fairly stated.
o Responsibilities include comparing and reporting on current period results to budget, forecast and prior period actual financial results.
o Investigate significant or unusual variances and record correcting adjustments as necessary.

Balance and report inter-company accounts and transactions:
o Position may require working with domestic and international personnel to ensure that inter-company accounts and transactions agree between companies and that all variances are resolved in a timely manner.

Upload data from non AX systems:
o At month-end, will upload data from various company supported systems and/or other sources including IP, Commercialware, FCD, Union bank, etc. Responsible for balancing these systems and ensuring that out-of-balance items are corrected in a timely manner.

Other Job Functions:
o Provide support for year-end financial audits including preparation of audit schedules and addressing auditor inquiries.
o Provide support for retail, mail order, and other business units on how certain transactions should be processed in order that they are properly reflected in the Company’s financial statements.
o Report, process, and/or provide support for accounting operational activity as needed.
o Supervision and or mentoring of junior department staff.
o Perform special accounting projects at the request of upper management.

Physical Requirements:
o Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
o Must be able to look at a computer screen for prolonged periods of time.
o Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment.
o Must be available for occasional domestic travel.

Minimum Job Qualifications:
o BS/BA degree with accounting or business-related degree preferred. Some Accounting coursework required.
o Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in the accounting field. Experience can be a combination of public accounting and private industry experience.
o Experience working with a large general ledger package.
o Working knowledge of Word and Excel.
o Able to work well under pressure and deadlines.
o Comfortable with team-based work structure.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
o AX Microsoft , Atlas, Cognos, and PowerPoint related experience.
o Advanced Excel and data management skills
o Experience working with a report-writing tool.
o CPA/MBA

Employee Conduct:
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.