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Senior Accountant

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Sony Electronics, Inc. San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 3 months ago

Sony Biotechnology was founded in 1995 and is based in San Jose, California and has affiliate offices in Japan, China, Europe as well as distributors in many regions of the world. Over the years, Sony Biotechnology products have received numerous outstanding new product awards as well as technology awards including the Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology award, and the Milestone Award.

Position Summary

Biotechnology, located in San Jose, CA is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their team. This position will assist in the monthly close process. Account analysis, general ledger analysis, reconciliations and accruals. Strong accounting skills and process improvement skills are required. The position requires knowledge of accounting principles and regulations as well ERP systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to the Accounting Manager and play a key role in the monthly close process for specific assigned general ledger accounts and adjusting entries as well as for all accruals by overseeing the recording, payment and reporting for these items

  • Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports and verifies information.

  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files and reconciliations of all accounts.

  • Prepares payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements; reconciling accounts.

  • Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.

  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.

  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

  • Manages the accounting for all expense accounts; to include: identifying each expense by department and state, and maintain the accounting for expenses in accordance with corporate policy and GAAP.

  • Participates in the maintenance of the general ledger on a GAAP basis.

  • Supports the preparation of state and municipal tax filings as well as the preparation of the quarterly and annual statements prepared on a statutory accounting basis to each state.

  • Assist with procedural and control improvements within the Accounting department.

  • Produce error-free accounting results

  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending

  • Provide input into department's goal setting process

  • Support month-end and year-end close process

  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in an accountant position

  • Working knowledge of accounting software and ERP systems

  • Understanding of GAAP and all applicable accounting rules and regulations

  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and Pivot tables; proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Awareness of business trends

  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

  • Ability to take ownership of work

  • Strong team work attitude

  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the USA

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

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