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Job Summary

California Dairies, Inc.
Artesia, CA 90701
Manufacturing - Other
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Financial Accountant

About the Job


Job Description


Job Title:Financial Accountant


Reports to:Corporate Controller/Plant Controller

FLSA Status:Exempt



Job Summary

The Financial Accountant will be working with all CDI locations to support financial decision-making information by collecting, analyzing, investigating, and reporting financial data with focus on receivables, general ledger, and inventory valuations.


Essential Functions  List of significant/essential duties, tasks, and/or responsibilities required of this position.


  • Post daily cash receipts/receivables/sales activities.
  • Prepare monthly reports by collecting industry specific data; summarizes data, information, and trends.
  • Analyze industry specific transactions and balances related general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare special reports by studying variances on general ledger accounts as assigned. Example: Monthly utility billing company-wide.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries as required.
  • Will be trained as backup person to value and analyze monthly supply inventories for each CDI location. This includes updating a monthly spreadsheet with the inventory counts and also the purchases and usage of each inventoried supply item.

a)         Review all incoming supply invoices and keep copies for backup.

b)         Prepare monthly journal entries to record the changes in supply inventories for each location.

c)          Analyze the monthly supply expense accounts for each CDI location, and resolve any discrepancies by communicating with the different offices regarding unexplained variances.

d)         Prepare monthly journal entries to record the changes in supply inventories for each location.

  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Accomplishes finance mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Follow all safety and working rules.
  • Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality environment.
  • Excellent regular full time attendance in support of company objectives.
  • Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc. best interests.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.



Supervisory Responsibilities





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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Finance and accounting experience.



Education and/or Experience

A BS degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.  Minimum of two years related accounting experience required.

  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Basic computational skills required.
  • Proficientmath skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and other MS products is essential.
  • Excellent organizational and follow through skills.
  • College-level verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to communicate with upper management on a daily basis.



Language Skills

English is required as the spoken language.  A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.  This job requires frequent communication with personnel in other CDI locations, including office personnel and warehouse personnel, regarding supply inventories. The Financial Accountant must be able to communicate effectively and concisely any issues relating to the supply inventories. 



Reasoning Ability

Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.


  • The Financial Accountant must be able to analyze monthly variances and obtain explanations for each variance, i.e., logical thinking.
  • The monthly variance analysis must be done on a timely basis to ensure timely monthly financial reporting (the Financial Accountant will have to follow up on pending issues to make sure all variances are explained prior to month end closing).



Certificates, Licenses, Registrations





The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.




The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


Sitting/Standing/WalkingSits frequently to answer calls, complete schedules/reports, fill out paperwork, answer emails, etc.


Lifting/Carrying:May lift boxes weighing 20 pounds on an occasional basis.


Pushing/Pulling:Some pushing or pulling is required on an occasional basis.


Bending/Stooping:Bends and stoops on an occasional basis.


Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling:May squat or kneel on an occasional basis.


Twisting/Turning:Assumes any combination of these positions on an occasional basis.


Climbing/Balancing:May go up and down stairs and/or ladder on an occasional basis.


Reaching:Reaches at or above shoulder level on an occasional basis.


Grasping/Manipulating:Grasping and manipulating of papers, objects, and equipment will be required.  Ability to use calculator and keyboard for data input will be required on an ongoing basis.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room.   Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.


This job description will be updated if duties and responsibilities change significantly.  Job functions are subject to modification based on business necessity.
























Note:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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