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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Symantec Lindon, UT

Company
Symantec
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
31636
AJE Ref #
576066817
Location
Lindon, UT
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Accountant, Cost and Inventory is a primary process owner for Cost of Sales, Inventory. Responsibilities include making recommendations to improve accounting processes and systems by the utilization of broad accounting and business knowledge to identify issues and opportunities. Utilizes various tools and reporting, collaborates with business partners to resolve open issues and accuracy of transactional data in systems, adherence to policies and procedures and completion of daily operational tasks. This role is also instrumental in the planning, implementing and maintaining a cost and royalty accounting system. In addition, the Senior Accountant maintains effective internal controls and ensures accounting activities are GAAP compliant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Plan, control, monitor and maintain key cost accounting procedures and work closely with key business partners to determine cost of goods sold.

* Maintain global standard inventory costs for multiple inventory organizations.

* Apply various cost accounting techniques including standard costing with variance analysis (i.e. revenue, cost and gross margin) and inventory valuation analysis. Also includes the support of key business partners with forecasting and other analysis as needed.

* Assist with the implementation of a cost and royalty accounting system including COA design.

* Maintain inventory tracking accountability for multiple inventory locations within an integrated ERP software system.

* Prepare, analyze and perform various inventory transactions and accurate inventory reconciliations. This includes active participation in the planning and preparing of the inventory audit process (i.e. cycle counts and physical inventory requirements).

* Provides day to day accounting operations support.

* Proficiently operate in the accounting modules of an ERP System.

* Prepare and Review monthly account reconciliations, journal entries and account analysis.

* Participate in global standardization efforts for policies and procedures and account reconciliations.

* Prepare and review variance analysis for accounts and additional reporting as needed for management and SEC reporting.

* Prepare and review schedules in support of internal and external audit process and requirements.

* Work closely with IT teams on system issues, research, and help with UAT efforts in coordination with outsourced and global teams.

* Work with Accounting Manager and Technical Accounting on various matters for guidance and implementation of proper accounting treatment.

* Provide customer support to operational teams regarding inquiries.

* Review, develop, and maintain SOX controls as the business environment changes as a result of process, system, and policy enhancements. Includes risk assessments and review of risk areas.

* Coordinate and ensures ongoing compliance with SOX.

REQUIREMENTS:

* BS in Accounting

* CPA is desirable

* Working knowledge of US GAAP is desirable

* Global Company experience is desirable

* Minimum 3-5 years of Cost Accounting work experience including variance tracking

* Experience with a standard costing and royalty accounting system including variance analysis

* Ability to review and interpret legal contracts and its contents

* Outstanding oral communication, analytical and written skills

* Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships and work collaboratively

* Attention to detail, organized and thorough with the desire for continuous improvement

* Project management skills

* Ability to work independently and a strong team player

* Ability to meet tight deadlines

* Working knowledge of transacting in Oracle 11i or R12

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Accountant, Cost and Inventory is a primary process owner for Cost of Sales, Inventory. Responsibilities include making recommendations to improve accounting processes and systems by the utilization of broad accounting and business knowledge to identify issues and opportunities. Utilizes various tools and reporting, collaborates with business partners to resolve open issues and accuracy of transactional data in systems, adherence to policies and procedures and completion of daily operational tasks. This role is also instrumental in the planning, implementing and maintaining a cost and royalty accounting system. In addition, the Senior Accountant maintains effective internal controls and ensures accounting activities are GAAP compliant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Plan, control, monitor and maintain key cost accounting procedures and work closely with key business partners to determine cost of goods sold.

* Maintain global standard inventory costs for multiple inventory organizations.

* Apply various cost accounting techniques including standard costing with variance analysis (i.e. revenue, cost and gross margin) and inventory valuation analysis. Also includes the support of key business partners with forecasting and other analysis as needed.

* Assist with the implementation of a cost and royalty accounting system including COA design.

* Maintain inventory tracking accountability for multiple inventory locations within an integrated ERP software system.

* Prepare, analyze and perform various inventory transactions and accurate inventory reconciliations. This includes active participation in the planning and preparing of the inventory audit process (i.e. cycle counts and physical inventory requirements).

* Provides day to day accounting operations support.

* Proficiently operate in the accounting modules of an ERP System.

* Prepare and Review monthly account reconciliations, journal entries and account analysis.

* Participate in global standardization efforts for policies and procedures and account reconciliations.

* Prepare and review variance analysis for accounts and additional reporting as needed for management and SEC reporting.

* Prepare and review schedules in support of internal and external audit process and requirements.

* Work closely with IT teams on system issues, research, and help with UAT efforts in coordination with outsourced and global teams.

* Work with Accounting Manager and Technical Accounting on various matters for guidance and implementation of proper accounting treatment.

* Provide customer support to operational teams regarding inquiries.

* Review, develop, and maintain SOX controls as the business environment changes as a result of process, system, and policy enhancements. Includes risk assessments and review of risk areas.

* Coordinate and ensures ongoing compliance with SOX.

REQUIREMENTS:

* BS in Accounting

* CPA is desirable

* Working knowledge of US GAAP is desirable

* Global Company experience is desirable

* Minimum 3-5 years of Cost Accounting work experience including variance tracking

* Experience with a standard costing and royalty accounting system including variance analysis

* Ability to review and interpret legal contracts and its contents

* Outstanding oral communication, analytical and written skills

* Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships and work collaboratively

* Attention to detail, organized and thorough with the desire for continuous improvement

* Project management skills

* Ability to work independently and a strong team player

* Ability to meet tight deadlines

* Working knowledge of transacting in Oracle 11i or