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Staff Accountant (Temporary)

Company: Gillig LLC
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA.
The Staff Accountant position owns the preparation and filing of all indirect tax and property tax returns as well as other business licenses while serving as a resource of such to internal business partners. Additional responsibilities for general accounting journal entries, account reconciliations, and analyses are equally important in this role. You must have a strong attention to detail and carry out relevant administrative duties as needed; promote good morale, strong productivity and proficiency within the Finance Department.
This position reports directly to the Tax Manager.

  • Own all aspects of all sales tax, excise tax, property tax, gross receipts and other business license returns including government reports to ensure the accurate and timely preparation and filing
  • Serve as liaison for external government agency inquiries
  • Continually monitor accounting and sales tax/license issues to ensure that GILLIGs accounting policies and procedures conform to the most current Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Handle full-cycle accounting to include preparation of Journal Entries to ensure compliance with GAAP, the Companys accounting policies, and internal controls
  • Perform month-end and year-end accounting close adhering to the close schedule. This includes, but is not limited to, journal entries with proper documentation, year-end accruals, and reconciliations with proper documentation and approval; and statement preparation and analysis.
  • Reconcile all non-cost accounting general ledger accounts including the follow-up and resolution of reconciling items
  • Review and maintain all Fixed Asset files and reconciliations including monitoring capital asset acquisition projects in progress
  • Own all aspects of inter-company activities and ensure that all the respective accounts are current and reconciled
  • Assist Tax Manager and Assistant Controller in ensuring good internal controls throughout GILLIG
  • Undertake other special projects at the direction of the Assistant Controller and or the CFO


    • BS/BA degree with a concentration in Accounting/Finance
    • 2 years of related Accounting experience required
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience in Multi-State Sales Tax Preparation, Account Reconciliation, and Journal Entries preferred
    • Build partnerships while collaborating with team members
    • Initiate action plans and follow through to make deadlines
    • Proven ability to e create and present Formal Presentations to leaders
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office or Word/Excel
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to read and analyze financial reports
    • Strong understanding of sales and use tax regulations
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills


      • Start time 7AM
      • Occasional overtime
      • The pace is usually steady
      • Working environment is office environment
      • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk

        We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visas now or in the future.

        ABOUT US

        After 130 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction. We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment. Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIGs steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.
        In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.
        GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan.
        GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.
        Please see job descriptionPI200151101

Keywords: Gillig LLC, Livermore , Staff Accountant (Temporary), Accounting, Auditing , Livermore, California

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