Senior Accountant

Job Location US-IL-Downers Grove
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/28/2024 4:27 PM)
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The primary function of the Senior Accountant is to support the Controller and the Accounting Manager(s) with financial analysis and support for all inventory accounting and costing, including inventory related reserves.  Additional responsibilities include leading the month-end close process, daily cash transactional activities and tax compliance work.  This role will also help develop reporting through the use of automated tools (Spreadsheet Server), calculate miscellaneous monthly accounting reserves, and prepare ad hoc reporting and analysis. 


  • Calculate detailed monthly inventory obsolescence reserve for total company.  Prepare monthly inventory obsolescence provision. 
  • Manage product standard costs within SAP based on global transfer pricing issued by parent company. 
  • Coordinate and run the annual physical inventory and periodic cycle count process at all inventory locations.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly inventory reports both internally and to parent company.
  • Lead and coordinate the month-end close process ensuring all standard journal entries have been submitted and posted. 
  • Prepare and record all daily cash origination, cash verification, payment processing and cash-related activity, working closely with US and Canadian (CAD) bank vendors.
  • Review periodic sales and use tax returns working closely with 3rd party tax preparers in US and other countries. 
  • Maintain sales and use tax returns and supporting documentation.  Assist with sales tax audits, as required.
  • Responsible for the Vertex and SAP maintenance related to sales and use tax filings.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and reporting support for external and internal audits.
  • Support Financial Monitoring, Japan’s version of Sarbanes Oxley (J-SOX) and other internal control testing as required for areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other tasks / projects as required by supervisor.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Financial Accounting.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including intermediate to expert Excel skills.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic, confident and motivated professional.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with NEC Executive and Management.
  • Experience with SAP or other large ERP systems.
  • CPA is a plus

ABOUT US: Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA)

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a global technology company which has been named to Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Company List. Sharp strives to help businesses achieve Simply Smarter work by helping companies manage workflow efficiently, create immersive and engaging environments, and increase productivity. SIICA offers a full suite of secure printer and copier solutions, professional and commercial visual displays and projectors, software management and productivity software and markets durable Dynabook laptops. As a total solutions provider, Sharp has a reputation for innovation, quality, reliability, and industry-leading customer support expertise. 


Compensation for this position

The compensation range for this role is $65,600-$108,500. The listed salary range or contractual rate excludes bonuses, incentives, differential pay, and any other forms of compensation or benefits. The starting salary will be determined by several variables, including but not limited to experience, education, training, certification, and location. You may also be eligible to receive an annual discretionary incentive award, commissions, and program-specific awards, which are subject to the rules governing these programs.


Employee perks 

  • Flexible hybrid work schedules.
  • Comprehensive, family-friendly healthcare plans (medical, dental, vision).
  • 401k retirement plan with a competitive match and plenty of financial support tools.
  • Employee Assistance Plan to care for you and your family's mental and behavioral health, balance, and support.  Financial protection for you and your family (life insurance and disability insurance)
  • Rewarding and wholistic wellness program.
  • Training, professional development, and mentorship
  • Full suite of voluntary insurance benefits for financial planning (auto, home, ID protection and legal)
  • Dynamic culture eager to innovate, enhance diversity, and work smarter.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is an equal opportunity employer – minority/female/disability/veteran


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