Accountant III in Gardena, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/29/2024

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Job Description

Accountant III

The Accountant III is a key member of the finance organization and is responsible for all aspects of the accounting and cost accounting procedures; timely and accurate processes and reporting in accordance with company policy, and in compliance with all requirements related to Sarbanes Oxley. This role will provide leadership and guidance to other accountants and participate in functional initiatives and strategic planning as needed.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our facility in Gardena, CA is a leading global supplier of large stretch formed aircraft skins, hot forming of titanium, superplastic forming and complex fastened and welded assemblies. 

Job Summary

  • Performs analysis and validation of monthly Gross Profit reports and General Ledger inputs including components of cost (DL, Mat’l, Burden, Scrap etc).
  • Performs analysis of overtime spending trends and DL staffing levels.
  • Provide support in development of Annual Operating Plan for business unit.
  • Compute and prepare financial statements, statistical reports; prepare analyses and make recommendations resulting from the analyses.
  • Reconcile and update weekly KPI information timely and accurately as required by corporate goals and guidelines.
  • Prepare and reconcile the monthly reports for various general accounting activities including but not limited to: sales, bookings, backlog, fixed assets, and other general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare supporting documentation and journal entries.
  • Reconcile cash daily and monthly to the bank.
  • Maintain customer collection in accordance with payment terms and company objectives.
  • Perform daily accounting activities related to AR and AP as required.
  • Organize the filing and reference systems pertinent to general accounting activities.
  • Maintain effective controls on inventory / COGS and ensure compliance with Sarbanes – Oxley.
  • Generate requests for ACH transfers.
  • Support time keeping and payroll functions.
  • Develop, monitor and report on monthly departmental budget spending.
  •  Performs balance sheet reconciliation and monthly inventory reporting.
  • Monitor Completion on “milestone” projects – generating invoices and book journal entries.
  • Participate with the month end closing process for cash, AR, inventory, sales, and bookings. 
  • Calculate and enter all necessary related journal entries.
  • Coordinate completion of the shipping and FOB cutoff to support revenue recognition.
  • Function as Capital Acquisition Request facilitator measuring results and actual ROI.
  • Maintain/monitor fixed asset acquisitions and capital expenditure data to ensure compliance.
  • Coordinate accounting matters and participate in process development with other departments and locations.
  • Conduct internal audits of the SOX policies and procedures as outlined in the SOX ICE database.
  • Responsible for planning and overseeing annual physical inventory count.
  • Prepare documentation for internal and external audit of general accounting activities as needed for financial and SOX audits.
  • Provide corporate office with any necessary cash information.
  • Provide financial information to the Corporate Office as required. 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated and thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing terminology used in accounting activities.
  • Strong verbal and organizational skills, and ability to communicate accounting practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills to interact with people at all levels and functions inside and outside Ducommun.
  • Leadership skills - people management, meeting facilitation, presentation, and customer support.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (customer oriented, positive attitude, team participation).
  • Intermediate level of computer skills in email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; Expert level of experience with Excel preferred.
  • Demonstrated analytical expertise including ability to plan, resolve problems effectively and respond to and reduce customer complaints.
  • Ability to multitask efficiently and adapt within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously, including ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Detail oriented with attention to accuracy.
  • Ability to analyze and accurately process large volumes of data efficiently.
  • Database experience such as SQL server is a strong plus.
  • Understanding of ERP/ MRP systems and concepts

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience.
  • MBA or Master’s degree with a financial emphasis or Tier I and II CPA firm experience is preferred.
  • 5-8 years accounting experience in a manufacturing environment. (Aerospace/Defense experience preferred).

Licenses, Certifications, etc.

  • CPA preferred.

Base Compensation: USD 62,400.00 - 95,000.00 Paid Salaried

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

268 E. Gardena Road
Gardena, California, 90248
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled