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Sr. Corporate Accountant (CPA Required) - Hybrid

REQ: REQ-141348 Finance

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Who we are:  

Ever wonder who brings entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!   

How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills, and more.  

If you want to learn more about us visit us at www.panasonic.aero. And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to www.panasonic.aero/join-us/.   

The position:  

The Senior Corporate Accountant is a multifaceted role who will be responsible for analyzing complex accounting issues, assisting with International Branch accounting, and providing guidance on technical accounting matters. This role requires a deep understanding of accounting principles, attention to detail, and the ability to navigate and interpret accounting standards (GAAP and IFRS).  

The salary or hourly wage range of $81,000- $136,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to an individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives. The minimum hourly wage for this role will be the greater of the posted range, or minimum wage for the location where the employee will be working, subject to local minimum wage requirements. 

•    Journal Entries and Reconciliations: The Sr. Technical Accountant is responsible for preparing and reviewing both routine and non-routine journal entries and reconciliations. Evaluates more complex ad-hoc and non-routine financial transactions and performs critical assessment to ensure the accounting is performed correctly in accordance with accounting standards.    
•    Process Improvement: The team is committed to continuous improvement. The Sr. Technical Accountant will be involved in identifying and implementing improved practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in accounting processes. The Sr. Technical Accountant may lead and oversee initiatives in this area involving various cross functional stakeholders. Takes continuous improvement actions to identify, analyze and enhance existing processes within our organization to maximize opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness and meet new goals and objectives.    
•    Financial Reporting: The Sr. Technical Accountant will assist maintaining the accounting records of our international subsidiaries / branches, including compiling their financial statements. This includes domestic and international financial reporting. The Sr. Technical Accountant will also need to work with auditors in the appropriate regions.    
•    Analytical Review: The Sr. Technical Accountant will perform analytical reviews of account balances, which is essential for understanding the financial health of the organization. It involves examining financial data, trends, and variances to enable management to make informed decisions and recommendations. Supports compliance initiatives by gathering data and providing necessary responses for regulatory and compliance requirements.    
•    Technical Accounting Guidance and Internal Controls: The Sr. Technical Accountant is to follow relevant technical accounting guidance (GAAP, IFRS, Panasonic accounting policy) and adhere to internal accounting controls under established frameworks (SOX, JSOX, Panasonic company guidelines). The Sr. Technical Accountant is expected to share their expertise with other accountants and assist with decisions to apply the appropriate accounting guidelines. The Sr. Technical Accountant will research more complex technical accounting topics and discuss with more senior members of the accounting team to align on accounting approach. Provide all related external and internal audit support in areas of responsibility.    
•    Mentoring: The Sr. Technical Accountant may mentor junior accountants and may review their work.     

 

What we're looking for: 

•    Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field.
•    4 - 5 years of Big Four accounting experience or 8+ years general accounting experience.
•    Certified Public Accountant (Active License)
•    Oracle experience preferred 

•    Ability to apply professional guidance, such as GAAP and IFRS, and adhere to company policies and procedures to resolve various issues.
•    Experience with technical accounting matters including performing ad-hoc accounting research using GAAP or relevant Big Four interpretive guidance.
•    Good understanding of GAAP and IFRS, experience in a SOX control environment, ability to handle complex accounting matters
•    Possess an analytical mindset and the ability to identify areas of improvement and proactively resolve issues.
•    Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables), Word, and the use of ERP system.
•    Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, adapt to changing priorities, and collaborate as a team player.
•    Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a positive attitude towards interacting with colleagues at all levels.
•    Able to work independently and effectively communicate with all finance and accounting staff and other stakeholders.
•    Exposure to international accounting standards 

What we offer:  

At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.  

We offer flexible work options depending on your role. Where possible, hybrid work opportunities.  


Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked.  


Health Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.   


401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1  


Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.  


All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.   

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, 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 Avionics Corporation.  

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REQ: REQ-141348 Finance

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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