Job Summary

Staff Accountant

  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
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  • Category:
    Accounting (non-IT)
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A Staff Accountant job with a leading mobile based social media client located in Marina Del Rey, CA is available courtesy of Modis Engineering. Our client is seeking a proactive, self-directed person who can manage the overall activities of compensation expense, including variance analysis and process improvement.

Staff Accountant job responsibilities include:

• Work alongside colleagues in the Finance, Payroll, Equity and HR teams to ensure accurate GAAP reporting of compensation expense
• Prepare monthly JEs for international payroll related transactions
• Assist with monthly reconciliations of compensation related accounts
• Assist with flux and variance explanations as part of the monthly close process for compensation accounts, along with other areas as assigned
• Manage and respond to inquiries related to financial compensation data
• Account for stock-based compensation and transactions
• Optimize processes and procedures for scalability
• Provide support for the annual financial statement audit and periodic internal audits
• Maintain the Payroll narrative
• Play a key role in general process improvements and process documentation for all facets related to compensation accounting
• Create reports to support or improve the operational excellence of the Functional Accounting team
• Provide support for other ad hoc analyses and projects as needed


• A Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or finance
• Four+ years of accounting experience with an emphasis on payroll and commissions
• Exceptional analytical skills and strong Excel skills (Pivot Tables, VLookUps, etc.) required
• Strong accounting knowledge with an understanding of US GAAP
• Someone with Big 4 or Fortune 500/private/startup company experience
• Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and perform several tasks concurrently
• Someone who possesses excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as excellent attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
• A proactive, self-directed approach with the ability to multitask, think creatively, and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
• A detail-oriented individual who has exceptional organizational skills
• Experience with Workday/Cloudpay/Netsuite preferred

If you are interested in this Staff Accountant job in Santa Monica, then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Modis engineering go to If you have questions about the position, please contact Lance Hang at (408) 962-4984 or at

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