Corporate Accountant

Total American - Paramount, CA


Total-American is a holding company, owning California Spectra Instrumentation ( and Total-Western, Inc. ( The companies we own are well known and respected contractors of industrial construction and maintenance services. We have 6 regional offices across the Western States.

We are seeking a Accountant for our Corporate Headquarters located in Paramount, California.

The Accountant will be the lead role within an Accounting Department of 9 persons and report to the Accounting Director and Payroll Director.

To be successful in this role, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent training and experience
  • 5 years experience in an accounting role, handling payroll, accounts payable, financial analysis, general ledge, and/or benefits
  • 3 years in a senior accounting position handling payroll, accounts payable/receivable, financial analysis, with multi state responsibilities
  • Expert skills in excel and the ability to analyze data and compare spreadsheets
  • Experience with year end reviews, month end reporting, journal entries
  • Creation and explanation of financial statements, balance sheets
  • Knowledge of multi-state taxation and online reporting
  • Previous experience working with the Refinery, Energy or Industrial Construction/Maintenance Industry
  • Ability to problem solve and resolve discrepancies in data and procedures
  • Knowledge and ability to apply GAAP

In this role, you will:

  • Perform monthly balance sheet by downloading financial data from ERP system, creating reports and explaining data to Regional leadership and executives
  • Perform monthly journal entries, maintain assets in system
  • Report taxes, multi-state
  • Create reports and pivot tables, analyze financials
  • Resolve discrepancies and report fringe, payroll, billing, costs
  • Provide direction to A/R, A/P and Billing Clerks with respect to their work, procedures and troubleshooting problems and discrepancies

Job Type: Full-time


  • supervision: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)