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Plant Accountant in San Diego, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

The Plant Accountant reports directly to the Division Accounting Manager, also responsible on a dotted line basis to the Division Controller. The responsibility requires a close working relationship with all departments within the plant to accomplish objectives in the accounting department. Works closely with the divisional Accounting Department and Corporate Accounting Department in order to maintain corporate and divisional policies and practices.

Essential Functions:

•       Accountable for the complete auditing of physical inventories.

•       Establishes all inventory control procedures. Responsible for maintaining accurate inventory analysis and reconciliations. Responsible for all plant asset inventory controls. Maintains the fixed asset inventory records of the Plant. Responsible for accounting distribution of obsolete and salvageable material

•       Maintaining accountability of production and material by-products and disposal. Work with vendors on quality problems determining when and if claims should be filed. Establish programs on cost reduction of supply items

•       Directs general accounting transactions, petty cash funds, accounts payable invoicing, and inventory control procedures between plant and division.

•       Initiates all reports as required by divisional and corporate accounting on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Provides local management with financial and statistical information to enable them to better control operations.

•       Develops and administer plant budgets in conjunction with Plant personnel.

•       Responsible for reviewing and presenting plant's financial conditions. Analyze financial statements and make recommendations

•       Participates in overall planning and policy making of the plant as a member of the plant manager's staff.

•       Analysis of process flow and material usage in order to spot inventory trouble spots.

•       Solves all problems relating to payroll including errors and misunderstandings with employees.

•       Responsibility for ensuring Plant Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.


•       Bachelor’s degree preferred with concentration in accounting, finance, or other business related major with strong accounting experience

•       Strong analytical skills

•       Effective communication skills both written, and verbal

•       Must be comfortable dealing with all levels of personnel, from plant staff, to all levels of management

•       Must be a self-directed individual, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

•       Excellent personal computer skills including a strong intermediate proficiency with Excel

•       Must be a self-motivated, results and deadline oriented, strong attention to detail, with strong work ethic, ability to identify process improvements

•       Knowledge of IBM AS/400 software

•       Over 3 years’ experience in cost or general accounting in a manufacturing environment.

•       Through understand and knowledge of Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, Skype for Business and IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes)

•       Detailed knowledge of plant accounting and its workings within the divisional and corporate structure.

•       Knowledge of plant property assets and procedures.

•       Thorough knowledge of general accounting, accounts payable, petty cash, and cost accounting.

•       Detailed knowledge of company payroll system. Complete knowledge of wage and hour laws

•       Thorough knowledge of financial statements and point out trouble spots to management.

•       Must be able to recognize existing and changing market conditions in order to give accounting advice to various departments in their day-to-day job decisions.

•       An understanding of lean production process and product ingredients to insure accurate charges of expenditures through accounts payable.

•       Working Knowledge of Operating Systems and Centralized System Environment

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.