Staff Accountant

Accounting San Marcos, California


Position at Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products, Inc.

Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products, Inc., a Sumitomo Electric Group company, is looking for a Staff Accountant in San Marcos (North San Diego Area). This person will provide a multitude of services such as performing a variety of complex bookkeeping, accounting, and clerical tasks.  They will be expected to apply accepted accounting procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records, and preparing financial, statistical, and management reports. This person will report to the Accounting Manager.

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We are located in San Marcos, CA, and are looking only for local candidates, to perform work on site. Relocation not offered.  


Job Summary 

The Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining general ledgers, records, financial reports, preparation and analysis of budgets, performs a variety of complex bookkeeping, and filing. Other roles include preparing financial, statistical, and management reports.  This position requires involvement in company/department projects, maintenance of schedules, and provides support while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced working environment that is quiet. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Duties include the following (other duties may be assigned): 

  • The first work week of every month includes key accounting deadlines and corporate financial reporting (3-day close).  To avoid missing critical reporting dates and imposing an undue burden on the other members of the Accounting team, absent unusual circumstances, planned time-off in the Accounting department must be scheduled and taken outside of the first week of every month.  There will be overtime to meet the monthly closing due dates.
  • Print daily company cash deposit:
    •   Citibank on-line incoming wires
    •   Lock box on-line checks
  • Review and report on daily gross margin and negative margin results to management.
  • Process daily credit memos received from Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, RFR’s, ICO’s and from RMA’s.
  • Cross-trained to review and reconcile daily labor Manufacturing direct hours to payroll hours.
  • Review daily manufacturing journal entries and post to general ledger.
  • Review daily inventory adjustments and cycle counts for coding, validating quantity, descriptions and dollars in order to post to the general ledger.
  • Cross-trained to maintain files on the fixed assets by keeping records, tagging assets, and reconciling to balance sheet accounts after receiving invoices from Accounts Payable.
  • Process monthly company non-A/R billing by preparing invoice for all non-tubing sales activity such as: office lease, employee support, or non-conforming billing.
  • Daily review of JD Edwards enterprise system integrities to ensure all active company modules sub-ledgers are in balance to the general ledger and consequently to financials.
  • Daily account analysis of purchase price variances.
  • Assist in updating of standard purchase prices for inventory in JD Edwards and Japan’s PCM (Product Component Management) environment as needed.
  • Set-up company item numbers for new inventory to be purchased and/or manufactured via JD Edwards and Japan’s PCM software.
  • Review work order bill of materials and router cost for supervisory review and update.
  • Review, compute and prepare monthly commissions for direct and point-of-sale (POS) sales.
  • Review and validate monthly ship & debit credit requests for unit price decreases.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliation and analyses for all balance sheet accounts and expense accounts as required.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation analysis. 
  •                      Print cancelled checks.
  •                      Prepare and balance monthly labor and overhead applied activity.
  •                      Assist in analyzing and determining inventory reserves for old lot, slow-moving, non- moving, negative gross margin and lower-of-cost or market.
  •                      Plan and analyze the monthly accounting close by preparing journal entries and subsequent analysis of financial results, including the preparation of reports for management review.
    • Monthly reconciliation of inventory and work-in-progress.
    • Multiple journal entries for cash, pre-paid, accruals, non-A/R, receipt routing, inventory and others.
    • Complete management reports such as gross margin, sales, manufacturing data amongst other reports.
  •                      Assist in reviewing monthly work order variances.
  •                      Perform annual transfer pricing analysis for supervisory review.
  •                      Assist in yearly audits performed by outside auditors, internal SEI audits and government audits.
  •                      Assist in developing the company budget.
  •                      Projects as assigned: work and meet project deadlines while working daily, weekly, monthly tasks. Ability to utilize power point to present on projects if necessary and take initiative to lead and/or present findings.
  •                      Must be able to multi-task and use formulas, etc. to assist in efficiencies to complete tasks. Organizational skills required to keep apprised on tasks by having checklist, calendar to-do list, action lists, etc. This includes ability to handle reprioritization of tasks to meet corporate and/or top management requests. 
  •                      Disciplined and focused to stay on track every day and not be easily distracted. Be current and on time at all times, every day. 
  •                      Communication effectiveness -provide feedback both verbally and written on progress of projects and day-to-day activities to immediate manager. This includes reporting when in need of help, training, guidance and/or dialogue to assist in successfully managing and completing tasks timely.
  •                      Ability to handle stress under tight deadlines, fast pace environment and quiet atmosphere. 
  • Back up to accounts payable

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements 


  •                      Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting or a related field of study.
  •                      Minimum of 3 years of experience in an accounting department and a working knowledge of basic accounting theories and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are required.
  •                      Must also possess advanced computer skills and have experience working with PC software in a spreadsheet environment. Formulas and use of pivot tables required.
  •                      Ability to prepare account analyses and other records in an organized, neat, and professional manner.
  •                      Must be a self-starter and a leader in the accounting department, capable of working independently and with little direct supervision.
  •                      Strong analytical and communication skills are essential.
  •                      Responsibilities include performing a variety of complex bookkeeping, accounting, and clerical tasks, applying accepted accounting procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records; and preparing financial, statistical, and management reports.
  •                      Ability to multi-task & prioritize is a must.

Special Position Requirements

  • Periodic fixed asset walk-through to tag and account for company assets company-wide requiring safety shoes.
  • This job operates in a professional office and manufacturing environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

Physical Requirements

  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time. 
  • Some filing may be required, which would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.  

Salary Range:  $75,000 - $80,000 depending on experience

About Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products, Inc.
Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products, Inc. (SEIP) was founded in 1985 as a sales and marketing company. The company was originally formed to sell products made by Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in Japan to North American customers. SEIP is an independent U.S. company and is wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer (SFP). In 1996, SEIP began US production by building a new manufacturing site in San Marcos, CA. SEIP produces, markets, and sells products based upon heat-shrinkable plastics technology. We supply products to a diverse range of customers in a variety of industries. These include the automotive, aerospace, appliance, communications, electronics, medical, and transit industries to name a few.

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About Sumitomo Electric Group
Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production, we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables. With more than 350 subsidiaries worldwide, we continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials. We are a Fortune global 500 company.

To learn more about Sumitomo Electric Group, please visit