Sr. Accountant

Vtech Communications Inc Beaverton , OR 97075

Posted 3 months ago

VTech communications is the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones. Our diverse collection of telecommunication products elevates both home and business users' experience through the latest in technology and design.

Our mission is to design, manufacture and supply innovative and high-quality products in a manner that minimizes any impact on the environment, while creating sustainable value for our stakeholders and the community.

Our culture comes largely from the great group of employees we have at VTech. They're friendly, yet professional. We embrace and value all of our employees and strive to foster a positive, collaborative work environment.

VTech believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties; qualification and job scope, but not limit the incumbent or the organization to only the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.


This position is responsible for researching and analyzing the organization's financial transactions and preparation and support of resultant financial reporting for internal management and external organizations.


  • Month end close - JE's, analysis, actual vs. budget and forecast support.

  • Budget - build files, assist Managers, reporting, upload and manage budget process flow.

  • Build and publish monthly FSG financial reports, including departmental.

  • SG&A analysis throughout month vs. Budget and Forecast assist Managers.

  • Build and upload Forecast files. Work with Managers to project future activity.

  • PO/Requisition GL validation and approvals.

  • Royalty calculation and reporting.

  • Returns Reserve Model, update and support.

  • Inter-company transactions review and approval.

  • Accounts Payable Accrual research, review and approval.

  • US Government Census and Survey build files and support.


  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Micro Strategy - user and development, filters, SQL

  • Oracle or other Tier 1 ERP experience.

  • Accounting research on proper application of GAAP.

  • Experience working with retailers in a consumer goods type business.

  • Systems background, particularly in manipulating data files.

  • Analytical approach to working with financial data.


Bachelor's degree in Business with emphasis in Accounting or Finance, along with 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of Accounting or Finance; or any combination of experience and education that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to perform assigned tasks.


This position currently does not require direct report management.


The individual in this position must possess the following job competencies:

Decision Making/Judgment Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.

Organizational Savvy Operates within the organizations' formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others' roles and perspectives, can sell pro.

Planning Develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others.

Problem Solving/Analysis Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Results Focus Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

Rules of Engagement Actively demonstrates behaviors established in the Rules of Engagement to 1) Set Common Goals and Clearly Define Priorities, 2) Make Timely and Appropriate Decisions, 3) Communicate Openly, 4) Challenge Issues Constructively, 5) Be Accountable, 6) Be a Team Player, and 7) Innovation and Creativity.


Continual contact with others is made both inside and outside the organization as he /or she works independently on a wide variety of complex duties and responsibilities that may have significant financial, operational impact on the organizations reputation.


While this job has recurring work situations with occasional variations from the norm, duties involve a high degree of complexity due to the nature of the work of a Sr. Accountant. Duties are performed under general direction; reporting directly to the VP Finance, using a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures along with established guidelines. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected and the use of discretion is required. On a regular and continuous basis, exercises sound business judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people, costs, and /or quality of service within the functional area. Errors in judgment, time management and level of professionalism effect the smooth and efficient operation of the Sr. Accountant as well as the reputation of the department ultimately impacting management, customer and staff trust levels.


Duties are primarily performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal. Travel to customers required 0% by air to location out of the area and by car in the local area. Ability to work with tight time lines in an ever changing environment and moderate to extensive overtime may be required.


Mental activities required by jobs in this series include constant decision making, discretion, problem analysis and resolution, independent judgment and independent action. There is frequent use of interpersonal skills, teamwork, creativity, customer service skills, negotiation, presentation/selling, training/supervising. Must read, speak, write and understand the English language. Physical activities frequently required include standing or sitting, walking, talking, hearing, repetitive motions of hands and wrists, grasping, and handling. Depending on the department area, occasional pushing, pulling lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds are required.

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