Accounting Lead

in Pasadena, CA

Accounting Lead Job

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    Pasadena, CA 91101, US

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Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Accounting Lead to join our team at our client’s site in San Leandro, ca.

General Job Description:

Under the direction of the Corporate Accounting and the Accounting Manager, this position is responsible for assisting in the preparation of the monthly financial statements, year-end audit, annual budgets, process documentation, and process improvement. This position will be preparing and inputting journal entries, analyzing and reconciling general ledger accounts, and other projects directed by the team including streamlining processes, achieving efficiencies, and developing a robust process documentation system. Communicate and interact with Department Heads, Purchasing, and other department personnel regarding the accounting and financial matters relevant to their projects and departments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 Assist with preparing monthly financial statements, management reporting and analysis

 Analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts

 Book monthly journal entries

 Maintain fixed asset and inventory module

 Prepare depreciation & amortization schedule for fixed assets & vehicle purchases

 Prepare capital budget and forecast depreciation to support annual budget, reforecast, and 5 year forecast

 Prepare Business License filing and other tax support

 Assist management in analyzing actual results, variance analysis of budget vs actuals, forecasting the future, and monitoring large projects actual to estimated results

 Contribute with continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, and streamline work processes and financial close

 Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager (ie, special projects)

Position Requirements (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities):

 Minimum 5-7 years accounting experience in accounting with a mix of both public, audit, and private accounting department experience

 Four-year business/accounting degree or equivalent experience required

 Prior experience in construction accounting

 Strong understanding and ability to apply GAAP

 Experience in preparing monthly financial statements and account reconciliations

 Budgeting, forecasting and analytical experience a plus

 Strong follow-through on all projects; ability to multi-task and bring projects to timely completion

 Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and commitment to accuracy and quality, while meeting goals and deadlines

 Effective written and oral communication skills

 Ability to work independently

 Ability to handle various projects in a fast paced environment

 Ability to interact positively and effectively in a team setting

 Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Excel & comfortable using formulas (Pivot tables, macros, vlookups, etc)

Additional Skills/Abilities Preferred, but Not Required:

 Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP) –

o Oracle, JDE, Great Plains, Cognos Business Intelligence

o Front end software to analyze information and create various reports

 Ability to collaborate with both the project managers and other department personnel in improving business processes and financial controls


 Big 4 experience

Physical Requirements:

(The 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.)  The employee may regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

 Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision

 The auditory/hearing abilities required by the job include ability to hear customers calling by telephone

 While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods, stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear

 The employee is regularly required to walk and sit

 This individual must be a responsible person and regular attendance is required

Hours: This is a non-exempt position Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch. Eight hours per day is required and other occasional overtime may be necessary per business needs.

Travel: Less than 10% - occasional travel to Pasadena corporate offices

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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