Senior Accountant (temporary, part-time position)

SEMI in Milpitas, CA

  • Industry: Accounting - Others
  • Type: Part Time
position filled
Description

THE ROLE:

SEMI is seeking a part-time contract Senior Accountant to support the financial accounting and budgeting/analysis efforts during our accountant’s maternity leave. The position has responsibility for reviewing, overseeing the financial reporting from overseas offices, working with various budget managers, and ensuring compliance with group policies and guidelines. 

This is a part-time (24 - 30 hours per week) temporary position for 4-5 months and reports directly to the Accounting Manager at SEMI Milpitas office.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and a passion for numbers, who is eager to take initiatives to complete assigned tasks and suggest ideas for process improvement. The candidate is organized, self-learner, attentive to details and places emphasis on accuracy and timeliness, following through on all requests and inquiries. S/he is able to work independently as well as collaboratively with different levels of employees across the organization.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for month-end close of assigned subsidiaries and tasks including (but not limited to) inter-company activities and reconciliation, preparation of journal entries, investment accounting, month-end elimination, entries and account reconciliations, and fixed assets accounting
  • Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis, and reporting of accounting data and revenue
  • Review business units/departmental Actuals monthly performance vs budget/forecast, and key performance metrics with business units stakeholders
  • Coordinate and prepare financial packages and analysis during quarterly forecasts cycles
  • Assists with annual financial audit and tax filing activities
  • Research technical accounting issues and best practices and provide recommendations and lead implementation efforts as appropriate
  • Assist with other projects/duties as assigned
  • WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE:

  • Performs work with accuracy, timeliness and integrity
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders on assigned tasks
  • CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Possess a positive, service-oriented attitude
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Data-driven, possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organized
  • Ability to take direction and execute independently
  • Great time and project management skills
  • Technically sound and is comfortable working with various systems 
  • KNOWLEDGE OR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting/finance
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum four years of relevant accounting with emphasis on the general ledger and financial analysis
  • 2-3 years of audit experience with established CPA firm
  • Experience with Adaptive Insights and NetSuite is highly desirable
  • Proficient in Excel (vlook up, pivot table, index, modeling skills). Good knowledge of Word and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of accounting for foreign currency transactions including exchange gain/loss and cumulative translation adjustments
  • Knowledge of non-profit and government grant accounting (uniform guidance) will be a plus 

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