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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Sonepar Maitland, FL

Maitland, FL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Job Description

Sonepar USA is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B2B distribution of electrical products and related services. We are a member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In the USA, we are represented by 18 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors with over 700 locations and coverage in all 50 states.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the day to day accounting and maintenance of the balance sheet and income statement for an operating company or companies.

Required Skills

* Perform monthly general ledger close which includes journal entries, account reconciliations, and corporate reporting submissions. Quarterly and annual submissions are also required

* Cash and line of credit accounting including journal entries and reconciliations

* Sales tax accounting including preparing sales and use tax filings, registering in new states, cities, counties and assisting with sales tax audits

* Fixed asset accounting including maintaining asset records, ensuring proper capitalization and useful lives

* Develop and maintain relationship with operating company management to resolve questions/issues that arise in the normal course of business including opening/closing branches, lease/buy decisions, etc

* Prepare ASC 740 tax supporting schedules for submission to US corporate office

* Significant involvement in internal and external audits

* Perform special projects and ad hoc requests to include system conversions (payroll, ERP, fixed assets, etc)

Required Experience

* Bachelor s degree in Accounting/Finance, with Master s degree a plus

* CPA/Big 4 public accounting experience preferred

* Strong background in IFRS and experience in writing policy and white papers a plus

* Experience within a Shared Service Model a strong plus

* Management experience, including 4 to 8 years operational/financial accounting experience, distribution industry preferred

* Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and ERP systems - experience with Eclipse ERP a plus

* Strong communication skill / customer service nearly as important as technical skills

* General ledger accounting, analytical skills, and the ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts to achieve a positive outcome

* Experience with multi state sales and use tax reporting

* Self starter with ability to work independently in a team environment without close supervision

* Ability to manage work for businesses without being on-site within the business

* Ability to travel (less than 10%) as required

Job Location

Maitland, Florida, United States

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