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Business Systems Analyst

Supports changes and enhancements from development through production; recommending and implementing system enhancements (e.g., screen appearance, report distribution and setup testing). Develops new program specifications to support specific customer needs and system upgrades, including new releases and resolves problems with current systems. Analyzes service requests to determine feasibility, extent of changes, resource requirements and project time estimates. Provides daily production support, including maintenance of routine production control parameters, completion of routine service requests and research problems.



* Supply Chain and Manufacturing; Ordering, Production Planning and Scheduling; and Vehicle Operations Systems


* Automotive experience a plus


* Use Case Modeling, UML


* Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)


* COBOL, JCL, DB2, VSAM, TSO, CICS, Endeavor


* Client-Server / Web (Visual Studio.net, Java, HTML)


* Middleware (Informatica, Websphere MQ, Hostbridge, Websphere Process Server, Federation Server) a plus


* Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)


* JDA Factory Planner and Master Data Management


* Oracle, SQL and Relational Databases


* Requirements gathering working with business end users


* High level design


* Capable of reviewing detail designs


* Developing and reviewing test plans (unit, system, integration, user acceptance)


* Implementation plans


* Incident and Problem Management


* Change Management


* Production Support and Run-the-Business



Required:


Associates


6-10 yrs minimum exp


Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Access Basic


Staff Accountant - Senior Accountant

Staff Accountant - Accountant - Senior Accountant - Sr. Accountant - Senior Staff Accountant


This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established, dynamic brand name company. You would report to an awesome Controller and receive excellent mentorship. Fun environment, swanky offices and great perks as well!


What you need:



  • 2 to 3 years of corporate accounting experience (private industry or public accounting)

  • Accounting degree

  • CPA or working towards licensure

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and audit practices and principles

  • Strong working knowledge of Excel

  • Strong multitasking and organizational skills with a focus on results


What you'll be doing:



  • Booking journal entries and completing account reconciliation and analysis

  • Maintaining financial schedules and ledgers

  • Ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end closings

  • Compiling and analyzing financial information and preparing financial statements and other

  • management reporting timely

  • Ensuring accurate and appropriate recording of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities

  • Ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, policies and procedures

  • Establishing and monitoring the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures

  • Resolving accounting discrepancies and irregularities

  • Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities

  • Supporting in the taxation and audit processes


What's in it for you?



  • Opportunity to work for a dynamic, brand name company

  • Outstanding management team and skilled executives

  • Company fosters employee recognition, direct communication, and career advancement opportunities as primary values for employees

  • Opportunity to work under a CPA who can sign off for you (if you have not yet achieved licensure)

  • One of the best company holiday parties in LA!


So if you are a driven Staff Accountant with 2-3 years of experience, please apply now!

Publicly Traded Senior Accountant (CPA)

Senior Accountant Public/Private CPA



  • Seeking a strong Senior Accountant for a publicly traded company here locally. It would be necessary to have a mix of public and private experience. At minimum 3+ years of public accounting experience.

  • Main responsibilities will include driving the month end close, account reconciliations, financial reporting both internal management reports but also assist with the external SEC reporting.

  • Assist with footnotes, audit schedules, and reports.

  • Analyze G&A (General & Administrative) cost center analysis, variance analysis, and reporting to Department Managers.

  • Month-end activities, journal entries, GL & account reconciliation, and accruals.

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements

  • Account analysis to review monthly variances between actual and budgeted expenses and to ensure expenses are posted to correct accounts.

  • Financial reporting, preparation of supporting schedules, and data analysis.

  • Support the external audit.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills would be necessary because it has high level of exposure and would be on fast track for promotion.


If you meet these requirements, please email your resume in MS Word format to Thomas Trout at ttrout@vaco.com. If you already have met a VACO representative, let them know you are interested.


Software Engineer (.NET)

.NET Developer

Looking for a software designer/developer that will be working with business requirements and developing applications. This Software Engineer will be responsible for the development and implementation of .NET based solutions, throughout the life-cycle of the Projects.


Job Duties



  • Demonstrate proficiency in authoring feasibility/analysis documentation and in creating development specifications.

  • Develop software solutions satisfying development specifications and/or user requirements.

  • Will work with all project team members, support groups, vendors, suppliers, and upper management.


Requirements



  • 5+ years of experience in supporting software development life cycle methodologies for developing business applications.

  • 3+ years of experience with .NET programming including writing and debugging .NET applications.

  • Experience with Java programming including writing and debugging JSP, UI and backend

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of tools including Microsoft Access, Project and Visio.




Assistant Controller

Assistant Controller (CPA) - Our Client is seeking a strong technical Assistant Controller. They are seeking someone with a experience from public accounting, CPA license, and private industry experience. This is a position most strive for and would love this company and industry. The following is a list of requirements and job responsibilities:


Requirements:



  • Minimum 7+ years related work experience from large companies.

  • CPA and public accounting are required.

  • Must have public accounting experience in audit, internal controls in SOX compliant environment, strong GAAP knowledge, and experience in financial statement preparation.

  • Excellent communication and ability to deliver results presentations.


Responsibilities:



  • Financial statement preparation, analysis, and detailed monthly & quarterly reporting.

  • Strong general ledger month end close for multiple entities.

  • Prepare cash flow analysis, P&L forecasts & budgeting.

  • Set and comply with internal controls, policies & procedures.

  • Assist with SEC reporting and internal management reporting.

  • Montitor key financial metrics including sales, capital expeditures, operating expesces, and working capital.

  • Liaise Corporate Headquarters and also with external CPA firm.

  • Supervise department general accounting department including GL Staff, accounts receivable (AR) & accounts payable (AP).

  • Oversee all account & bank reconciliations.

  • The salary for this position is commensurate with experience but is in the range of $95,000 to $120,000 base, plus bonus and strong benefits.

  • Seeking industry experience that would have multiple locations like restaurant, retail, hospitality, franchise, etc.

  • Strong excel large ERP systems.


If you are qualified and interested, please send your resume to Thomas Trout at ttrout@vaco.com. If you already have a VACO rep, let them know you would be interested.


Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager located in the greater Los Angeles area for a dynamic company. Hands-on role managing inventory, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting.



Skills and specializations



  • Minimum 5 years accounting and finance in a managerial role

  • BA in Accounting/Finance or related field

  • Manufacturing experience required and would prefer a CPA

  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks under time constraints

  • Advanced Excel skills, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office products

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Duties and responsibilities



  • Oversee the completion of the general ledger close process and produce timely and accurate financial statements.

  • Manage inventory systems and procedures to ensure adequate inventory levels are maintained

  • Train and mentor staff on accounting and inventory controls and procedures

  • Assist in budget and forecast preparation

  • Prepare monthly analysis of accounts receivable balances and customer payment trends



Internal Audit Senior

Our client here in Irvine is a large company seeking to add to their Internal Audit Department. We are seeking the following position:

Internal Audit Senior



  • Plan, prepare and manage complex audits

  • Risk assessment to identify potential business risks and controls of the process.

  • Review the company's financial and business processes.

  • Projects will include financial reviews, operational best practices, and compliance.

  • Report findings and propose recommendations for improving operations, reducing risk, and reducing costs.

  • Keep current with changes in standards, pronouncements, and governing laws.

  • Big 4 CPA and/or CIA would be highly preferred.

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience & college degree are required.

  • Compensation range from $75,000 to $85,000 annually plus bonus.

  • Experience with policy & procedure documentation and review.

  • Will also lead the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) 404 certification process.

  • Limited travel estimated at maybe 10%.

  • IT Systems audit experience is a plus

  • Strong communication, and future leadership skills - it's a place for promotion.


If you meet these requirements, please email your resume in MS Word format to Thomas Trout at ttrout@vaco.com. If you already have met a VACO representative, let them know you are interested.


MySQL DBA

MySQL DBA



The Senior MySQL DBA will implement and manage an enterprise level MySQL installation and administer a variety of production, development and QA databases. This role will develop and implement MySQL database standards and will perform installations and schema alterations, contribute to disaster recovery design, warehousing initiatives and tool selection. This individual must have been through successful data warehouse projects and successfully utilized an ETL tool. This is an ideal opportunity for someone to utilize his/her expertise with MySQL database in a critical and highly visible role.

Responsibilities:



  • Optimize existing schemas and new schema changes and generate new and innovative ideas to assist with database development.

  • Assist with data modeling, planning, designing and implementing a high quality Data Warehouse production environment.

  • Estimate MySQL database capacities; develop methods for monitoring database capacity and usage.

  • Establish mechanisms for data backup/restore of relational databases; provide restoration services as needed.

  • Develop/Automate scripts to verify and monitor health/integrity of databases and process/load data into Data Warehouse.

  • Identify and evaluate tools and services for managing database infrastructure.

  • Support MySQL database replication.


Requirements:



  • Proven database-engineering experience in large, high-volume, high-availability mission-critical production databases.

  • Demonstrated experience with relational database performance tuning and capacity planning especially on MySQL based environments.

  • Experience with data warehouse design and processing and with loading data into Data Warehouse.

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a DBA or equivalent.

  • Experience managing multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • Deep knowledge of Linux, MySQL tuning and performance optimization.

  • Experience providing support in a 24x7 environment and willing to be on-call for production escalations.

  • Understanding of XML and related technologies is highly preferable.

Business Analyst

The Business Analyst works with stakeholders from all business units to define and document business processes and software requirements for large, integration technology initiatives.
* Conducts cross functional requirements gathering and design documentation sessions on all assigned projects
* Implements advanced strategies for gathering, reviewing and analyzing data requirements
* Prioritizes requirements and create conceptual prototypes and mock-ups.
* Apply best practices for effective communication and problem-solving.
* Prepare business and functional requirements for new systems and for updates to existing systems
* Assess customer requirements and analyzes business events in an effort to evaluate and document possible solutions and/or alternative methods of proceeding
* Creates Functional requirements through Features and detailed user stories to convey the business requirements to the IT Developers
* Will serve as a bridge between the business owners and IT
* Very strong business analysis skills. Ability to work with business users to fully gather, define and document implementation requirements, test scenarios, test cases
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to create detailed, well-written documentation for a variety of audiences.
* Ability to perform multiple tasks, and adjust priorities based on workload and direction from management or customer
* Proven analytical ability related to analysis of functional business processes
* Document meeting outcomes through meeting notes and other documentation
* Work closely with end users to develop required test cases
* Leads UAT testing efforts
* Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner.

Senior Financial Accounting Systems Analyst

Description and Qualifications


Our client is looking for a Senior Financial Accounting Systems Analyst to assist with the daily operational and accounting support for the organization. The Accounting Analyst will combine complex financial accounting with strong financial systems knowledge to support and ensure the quality and integrity of system data. This position will work extensively with numerous departments to resolve and respond to incidents, service requests, and queries regarding enterprise-wide data.



Responsibilities:



  • Provide daily functional and financial support to various departments

  • Evaluate, analyze and troubleshoot issues by understanding the flow of information

  • Assist with tracking and the creation of accounting reports to provide financial information for user within the enterprise system and maintain positive relationships

  • Deliver accurate, timely, courteous and cooperative communication

  • Create accounting reports, financial packages, and management reports

  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency, improve data integrity, or reduce risk by exploiting system capabilities; partner in developing effective enhancements and make proposals based on cost versus benefit

  • Lead testing and verification of information processed through the system, including developing test matrices

  • Prepare clean accounting data for other accountants to be used in the design of various accounting reports and supporting details

  • Support the creation of designs that are scalable, transferable and that meet the business needs


Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • 5 years of relevant business and/or technical experience, preferably in managing enterprise systems and data integrity

  • An understanding of complex accounting transactions

  • Strong computer skills are required. Knowledge of and experience with financial applications is required

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required

  • Experience with testing data

  • Ability to build reporting tools

  • Problem solver who is able to prioritize and work on multiple assignments with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated success as a team player and self-starter


ONLY CANDIDATES WITH REQUIRED EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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