Sr. Accountant

REQ: REQ-114040 Finance

  • Newark, NJ, United States
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Panasonic – Sr. Accountant


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What You’ll Get to Do:

Financial Data Management:

  • Prepare journal entries
  • Process inter-company / divisional transactions
  • Allocate indirect costs to channel partners and/or product categories
  • Verify validity of monthly allocations
  • Review and approve coding of operating expenses
  • Examine channel partner payment adjustments and post audit claims
  • Prepare accruals and other adjusting entries
  • Resolve daily operational concerning accounting treatment of financial transactions
  • Maintain the general ledger chart of accounts
  • Reconcile sub-ledger to general ledger account balances
  • Maintain accurate account and data reconciliation including supporting sub-ledgers, journals, and other financial documentation within a cost-efficient operation.

Controls and Compliance:

  • Insures full compliance with MEI and PNA policies, internal controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Insures protection of company assets in all areas through front line knowledge and experience
  • Conduct initial internal control evaluations
  • Within the limits of delegated responsibility, approve certain transactions.
  • Investigate, resolve or report to the accounting manager any inconsistencies or improprieties.
  • Review and interpret accounting policies and procedures

Financial Analysis:

  • Identify and research account discrepancies
  • Verify inter-company assessments
  • Define and post reclass entries as needed
  • Review general ledger accounts and correct journal entries
  • Perform monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget
  • variance analysis
  • Perform accounting analysis, such as, but not limited to: Balance sheet accounts, Expense and salary accruals, Department expense analysis, Prepaid and insurance, Employee relocations, travel advances, etc.
  • Assist in performing monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget variance analysis
  • Prepare cash flow forecast and other ad-hoc requests

Budgeting and Reporting:

  • Prepare financial reports and related statements, charts, tables and other exhibits
  • Complete monthly financial packages including: financial statements, performance charts, tables and other exhibits to be used in reports
  • Coordinate and prepare internal and Domain financial statements
  • Assist in budget / forecast preparation
  • Assist in the design and preparation of budgets for review by management

Team/ Project Leadership:

  • Provide work leadership supervision, training and project management support, as required
  • Assist Business Unit with day-to-day operating decisions, while supporting the Business Partners


What You’ll Bring:

Education & Experience:

  • BA or BS degree in Accounting is required.
  • Five years Accounting experience required.
  • Should have a thorough working knowledge of Accounting department functions.
  • Proficient in Advanced Excel, SAP, MS Office, Lotus Notes or other E-mail Software, Hyperion Enterprise / Excel; Advanced spreadsheet knowledge critical – Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MACROS.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Ability to explain policy and accounting details to non-accountants.

Key Competencies:

  • Major Strengths: Learning, Thinking and Passion→Results
  • Other Key Strengths: revenue recognition, accruals, reserves, liabilities


What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401K
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.

REQ: REQ-114040 Finance

  • Newark, NJ, United States
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