Core & Consignment Accountant - Torrance, California United States - 22903


Job #: 22903
Title: Core & Consignment Accountant
Job Location: Torrance, California - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Our client, an American based global leader in premium automotive aftermarket parts seeks a Core and Consignment Accountant responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of Core and Consignment Inventory accounts. Requires a good grasp of more complex accounting issues and an attention to detail. Requires interaction with various levels of internal and external personnel.



  • Maintain the monthly transaction detail supporting the reconciliation of the Core A/R Offset and the Unreturned Core Inventory accounts.
  • Prepare the monthly G/L reconciliation reports based on the monthly core transaction detail.
  • Analyze any anomalies in the monthly core transaction detail including any reconciliation differences.
  • Prepare the quarterly G/L roll-forwards of all core and consignment inventory accounts.
  • Prepare the quarterly nominal core customer roll-forwards.
  • Reconcile the nominal core customers’ inventory balances with the customers’ perpetual core inventory balances on a quarterly basis.
  • Originate the process of billing the customers for core shrinkage, if required.
  • Assist in the establishment or closure of a customer’s core or consignment account, including assisting in the preparation of any invoices, credits or journal entries required.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) forms when required.
  • Prepare other core or consignment inventory related journal entries for review by Manager of Revenue Recognition and Contract Compliance
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or his/her designee.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to
complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops
alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes
projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open
to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification;
Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and
welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet
needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to
profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Strategic Thinking – Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal
with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent;
Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps
commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate
person with an alternate plan.

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for
improving work.

Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and
consideration regardless of their status or position.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance.Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports
potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a General Ledger and/or Cost Accountant in a manufacturing company
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • Experience with ERP software (QAD 2008 preferred)
  • Advanced MS Excel skills with an emphasis on pivot tables, macros and functions
  • An excellent grasp of complex GAAP and Accounting issues (CPA or other certification a plus)
  • Must be comfortable and professional in interactions with customers and other internal and external personnel
  • Experience with Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements in a public manufacturing company
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally, if required.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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