Accounting Specialist – San Diego – USA

Job Overview


  • Completes journal entry processes to upload data in a timely manner
  • Conducts daily general ledger activities to maintain accuracy and timeliness
  • Monitors the monthly accounting cycle to validate for propriety
  • Reviews account balances to validate line item transactions
  • Prepares balance sheet reconciliations in a timely manner and submits to management for approval
  • Applies basic accounting and financial knowledge to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Audits standard month-end entries to confirm accuracy and correct account balances
  • Completes self-audits to ensure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Validates signature authorization (e.g., expense reports, charge memos, etc.) to ensure corporate and regulatory compliance
  • Codes invoices and vouchers to ensure proper account distribution
  • Uses internal system tools to complete detailed financial analysis
  • Prepare reconciliation reports to obtain management approval for reconciliation
  • Contacts vendors, and internal customers to gather information and resolve issues
  • Compiles and analyses financial information to publish basic and specialized financial reports
  • Generates reports to provide status communications for management review


  • Demonstrates knowledge of accounting theory and principles of Business, Financial, and Industry Knowledge; understands industry and financial trends impacting UPS and customers’ organizations; identifies the organizational structure and functions within a business
  • Identifies the business problem that requires research and sources of information that are relevant to a problem; reviews literature and data related to the research question; summarizes information from data sources
  • Captures/documents specific and accurate information; learns subjects thoroughly and in detail; completes work with thoroughness; supplies details when requested and maintains organized files
  • Understands financial terminology and concepts such as cash flows, operating profit/loss, and net income; conducts financial analyses
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the functions, regulations, and procedures of compliance agencies or governing bodies; takes a leadership position in programs that reduce risk and enhance safety
  • Generates reports in appropriate format using basic software; reviews reports to ensure accuracy and completeness; identifies issues with report generation (e.g., missing variables, incorrect data, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or internationally comparable degree)
  • Experience with advanced Excel skills (V-lookup, pivot tables, macros, etc.)
  • Experience conducting financial analysis
  • Demonstrates corporate accounting experience
  • Experience with SAGE
  • Experience with Coupa and Oracle

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