General Ledger Accountant

MacPherson's - Emeryville, CA (30+ days ago)3.6


MacPherson’s began as a family wholesale business based in Northern California selling shoe findings supplies to cobblers and shoe repair shops. In the eighties, the company made a strategic shift to art materials which we expanded nationally in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Today, we are the largest Employee Owned supplier of creative products in North America. Our success has always been rooted in a deep understanding of our customer’s business which we translate into solutions that make ordering and managing retail art supplies fast, efficient and reliable.

Our greatest strength, however, is our people; the employee owners of MacPherson’s. Our culture is built on principles such as “People First, Taking Initiative & Delivering Results.” Because of our people first focus, we believe can accomplish anything and have a proven track record for top line growth, bottom line growth and ever increasing share value for the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).

At MacPherson’s, we believe in open feedback, transparency, and collaboration as well as being personally accountable to achieving amazing results. We are looking for a candidate who wants to join our dynamic team, leverage their talents, passion and abilities to help us bring more creativity to the world!

MacPherson's is the largest distributor of art materials in North America, with revenue exceeding $150 million annually. The Company continues to experience incremental growth year over year within our business segment. A 100% employee owned company, MacPherson's has 180+ employee-owners and distributes over 60,000 SKU’s of art materials from our distribution centers located in Reno and Atlanta. We maintain our competitive advantage by providing our broad range of customers with high fill rates, quick turnaround times and huge breadth of product.

The success of MacPherson’s has been driven in large part by our world class sales organization, responsible for providing strategic account management and service excellence for over 2,000 customers.

Experience in performing the accounting close and reporting the results
Desire to own the month end close process, and take an interest in learning the ‘why’’s behind the business that effect the financial reporting process
Comfortable with basic to intermediate accounting knowledge using US GAAP
Diligent in performing recurring banking activities, various reconciliations and identifying discrepancies
Organized in dealing with external auditors and tax compliance matters
Wants to be part of a team. Opportunity to learn, teach, and be developed into greater responsibility and along a career path of growth.
Desire to take on increasing responsibility and management duties within the department
Constantly looking for ways to improve your quality and time to complete activities in support of the team and internal customers
Comfortable in admitting lack of knowledge in an area and a desire to learn in order to improve personal & job related skills
The ideal candidate should have strong ERP and Microsoft Excel computer skills. In addition, this person must have or be:

B.S./B.A. degree in Accounting
Minimum 3 years’ experience in accounting
Organized and detail oriented in fast paced environment
Attentive to daily and weekly deadlines
Analytical, flexible and eager to learn
Able to work in a team based culture
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Benefits include medical, vision and dental plans, Section 125, disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, 401(k) and Employee Ownership programs, paid vacation and holidays, along with provision for sick pay.

EEO statement

In addition to an environment that’s as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. MacPherson's is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in MacPherson's.