Job Details: Manager - Contract Accounting

Manager - Contract Accounting
Job Id:
Torrance, CA
United States
Job Description:


Our client is a leading public company in the transportation industry. They are a global remanufacturer, manufacturer, and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts for North America and are a publicly-traded company.

Our client has an immediate job opening for a Manager – Contract Accounting to report to and support the Chief Accounting Officer. This position is based at their corporate office in Torrance, CA.


The Manager – Contract Accounting is directly responsible for overseeing all aspects of the contract templates used by Sales/Merchandising. Also responsible for oversight of the Core Accounting Process used by the company.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

1. Revenue Recognition Support:

  • Development of Contract templates for use by Sales/Merchandising.
  • Contract Review with Sales/Merchandising.
  • Application of ASC 606 on all new contracts put into place.
  • Documentation of the above review and application processes under SOX.

2. Core Accounting Process

  • Responsible for all Core Accounting related sub-ledgers and G/L Accounts
  • Review of Core Revenue transactions estimated and final.
  • Maintenance of all Core Reconciliation records.

3. Management of Staff Personnel

  • Ongoing hiring and review processes
  • Maintaining high efficiency and morale.
  • Etc.

4.    Interfacing with External Audit personnel on areas of responsibility noted above.

5.    Generating Internal Revenue Recognition reports (i.e. Gross Margin Reports)

6.    Other duties may be assigned.


  • Performs and documents work in accordance with the Internal Audit Manual (i.e., policies and procedures) and the Institute of Internal Auditors professional standards.
  • Effectively collaborates with a geographically dispersed team to achieve functional objectives, while working independently as required.
  • Maintains effective cross-functional communication with others such as process owners and control performers.


  • Engages in continuous learning and development to stay current on industry practices and trends, including PCAOB, SEC, COSO, GAAP, and fraud considerations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; Master’s degree preferred; Certified Public Accountant Or Chartered Financial Accountant required; other certifications like CIA, CISA are a plus. Under very special circumstances may consider someone with a very strong public accounting background (i.e. Big 4) and equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience dealing with external and internal audit.
  • Experience in financial / operational / IT internal controls (including Sarbanes-Oxley) engagements required.
  • Knowledge of setting-up internal controls.
  • Some knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Familiarity with the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) framework a plus; knowledge of the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) framework a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications (Advanced EXCEL) and accounting software. Familiarity of QAD / MFG-Pro a plus.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing required.
  • Experience with international operations (i.e., maquiladora/NAFTA) a plus.
  • Ability to travel frequently within the US and internationally.

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