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Senior Staff Accountant

Company: Allen Construction
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Staff Accountant - hybrid
Job Location: Santa Barbara Office - Santa Barbara, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Travel Percentage: None
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Accounting


As one of the nation's top green builders, Allen Construction specializes in building high-end, new construction and remodeling projects throughout the greater Santa Barbara area. We have won numerous project awards regionally and nationally, and we were named 2016 Company of the Year for employee-owned businesses in the Western States region. We are at the forefront of sustainable, quality building and are looking to expand our team with enthusiastic people who take pride in their craft.

We are looking for a Senior Staff Accountant to join our finance team in our Santa Barbara office. This position will be responsible for all facets of day-to-day general ledger accounting. We are looking for someone who wants to grow with the Company and enjoys continually learning. The ideal candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and commitment to excellence. Opetional hybrid or full-remote for right candidate.


Allen Construction offers competitive base salaries and a robust benefit package including but not limited to:

Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Wellness Program

401k plan

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

And many other supplemental benefits


POSITION TITLE: Senior Staff Accountant

PRIMARY PLACE OF WORK: Executive office

REPORTS TO: Controller

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining all accounting records and preparing internal and external financial reports. Prepare and review financial statements and follow General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Reconciliation of all general ledger accounts, including bank accounts, prepaid expenses, and deferred revenue reconciliations. Responsible for the completion of monthly close and the preparation of financial statements. Assist in reporting and monitoring of backlog. Assist in evaluation and development of internal control processes and documentation. Assist in cashflow forecasting and production revenue projections. Coordination with external auditors and other third parties for requests and inquiries.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS for Senior Staff Accountant:


Meets accounting operational standards by contributing financial information to strategic plans and reviews

Monitor expenditures regularly, identifying variances in expenses and budgets, implementing corrective actions

Manage bank account setup and account preferences

Approve cash disbursements by verifying check amounts against invoices, authorizing checks and wire transfers

Maintain financial security by adhering to internal controls

. Assist in generating analytical reports, and month end financial reports

Prepare monthly and annual general ledger reconciliations and workpapers, this includes preparation and recording of corresponding general ledger and cash management journal entries

Assist with project accounting responsibilities and duties

Assist with Accounts Payable processes and improvements

Recommend enhancements to general accounting activities, ensuring procedures compliance, and efficient operations

Prepare and maintain cash flow forecasting and production revenue projections.

Provide and occasionally present to management team with financial reports and analytics as needed

Assist in coordination with external auditors and other third parties for requests and inquiries

Assist with preparing and monitoring company budgets.

Assist Controller in various projects and implementations

Provide support to Information Technology and Office Management teams

B. Additional Duties

Follow-up as needed to ensure a thorough understanding of each duty's requirements

Maintain cordial, professional relationships with colleagues, management, client and the public

Respond to phone calls and requests promptly

Complete special projects and other duties as assigned

Attend meetings

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for Senior Staff Accountant:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

Minimum of 3-5 years of accounting/finance

Understanding of GAAP principles and accounting concepts

Advanced Excel skills.

Experience with ERP systems.

Positive and team-oriented attitude.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work in a team or independently as required.

Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, commitment to excellence.

Passion for problem-solving, strong analytical skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and meet deadlines.


Experience with Sage 300 or Viewpoint by Spectrum

Previous experience working for construction company.

Experience supervising other accounting staff.


Able to type and enter data accurately and quickly

Able to enforce Allen Construction standards, policies and procedures

Able to prioritize and organize work assignments and follow-up as necessary to achieve desired results

Be a clear thinker, analyze and resolve problems while exercising good judgment

Able to communicate well and clearly present financial data and material

Strong attention to details

Able to interact positively with colleagues, clients, subcontractors and others

Able to complete daily duties

Able to ensure security and confidentiality of client and company information

Must be able to: stand, sit, squat, turn, bend, operate telephone and computer, see, speak, hear, write, and lift up to 25 pounds.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS : Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, other employees, and/or clients.

Job Code: PM20

Allen Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in our workforce. Allen Construction will consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistence with ban the box laws and regulations.


Keywords: Allen Construction, Santa Barbara , Senior Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Barbara, California

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