Senior Bookkeeper

Full-Time Position
Remote Option Available

About the position:

This Accounting position is responsible for a number of departmental functions, including: oversight of day-to-day bookkeeping, record necessary journal entries, produce internal management reports, maintenance of adequate system of accounting records, and the application of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets for multiple entities.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage a list of clients and projects
  • Maintenance of bookkeeping records and posting corrections as necessary
  • Implementation of automation features
  •  Recording necessary journal entries at closing periods
  • Oversee and analyze month-end closing processes
  • Reconcile month-end financial statements, trial balance and general ledger
  • Responsible for issuing monthly internal financials for multiple entities
  • Transition accounting systems from other platforms to QB Online
  • Setup new books
    • Chart of Accounts
    • Opening Balance Journal Entries
    • Setup classes, divisions and projects
  • Setup payroll structure and provide ongoing support
  • Implement and monitor client accounting workflow processes
  • Communicate with client representatives and in-house personnel
  • Must be able to meet strict deadlines
Basic Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of Public Accounting / Bookkeeping Firm Experience or 5+ years of Private Industry/Company Experience
  • Experience should include:
    • Assistant Controllership
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Accounts Payable
    • Inventory accounting
    • Payroll
    • Reconciliation of bank and General Ledger accounts
  • Experience with financial reporting - review, analysis, and ensuring accuracy
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred or Associates Certificate minimum
  • Understanding of accounting cycles and periodic closing procedures
  • Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of double entry accounting principles
  • Must have QuickBooks Online experience
    • QBO Certification required
    • Advanced QBO Certification preferred
    • Demonstration of QBO knowledge will be required
  • Tech savvy
    • Experience with various add-on accounting applications for QBO
    • General knowledge and ability to use computer systems
    • Able to work with and assist clients in "remote desktop connection" scenarios
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Teams
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment

About Us:

Milam, Knecht & Warner, LLP is an exceptional regional CPA firm serving closely held businesses and their owners throughout Southern California. We offer a wide range of accounting, tax and audit services to our individual and business clients. MKW has many tools and systems in place to advance your career.

If you want to work for a company where you’ll be challenged, where you can learn from your peers and mentors, and where you can have a life outside the office, then MKW is the place for you.

About Our Hiring Process

At Milam, Knecht & Warner we base our selection process on the Topgrading philosophy, and have found it significantly increases our chances of hiring top performers who fit our organizational culture.

Topgrading is a thorough process of collecting detailed information about your education and job history with a Career History Form. Completing the Career History Form is the first step to determining whether you will be a good fit for the position in question. You can expect to spend about an hour completing this form, depending on the position for which you are applying. If it appears as though you could be a great fit for the position, you will eventually participate in a chronological, in-­‐depth, and structured Topgrading Interview. The interview is a cornerstone of our process, as it helps determine who has the potential to be successful and happy in our organization. It also provides valuable information to assist us in providing a smooth onboarding experience.

The final step of our selection process is to conduct reference calls with your former bosses, which we will ask you to arrange for us.


We offer excellent compensation with a generous benefits package and a flexible work schedule to fit your lifestyle.

How to Apply

Complete the form on this page with your information an upload your resume.














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