Senior Accountant

| Commerce, CA, USA
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For over 77 years, Ernest has been committed to the success of our extended family, our customers, our employees, and the packaging industry itself. When you work with Ernest, you’ll enjoy the advantages of learning proven methods of success, a proactive approach, and having fun while earning what you’re worth with a lot of really awesome people.

Ernest Packaging Solutions is currently in search of a Senior Accountant for our corporate office located in the city of Commerce, CA. This is a full-time position that offers a competitive pay rate, benefits, along with an amazing employee first culture.

Senior Accountant

Job Purpose

  • This position is responsible for performing a variety of accounting duties to ensure accurate and timely completion of work within the Finance Department.
  • Actively supports the achievement of the Company by performing a variety of higher level accounting duties and responsibilities.
  • Promotes and protects Ernest Packaging Solutions’ core values including teamwork and respect of others in order to maintain a positive work environment.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships within the Department, the Division, and the Company through professional interactions.

Essential Functions

  1. Month end close and Year end close for the divisions assigned.
  2. Prepares financial statements including Balance Sheets and Income Statements.
  3. Reconciles General Ledger accounts and investigate any unreconciled differences.
  4. Prepares journal entries including proper General Ledger account, department, division, and project cost coding.
  5. Maintains monthly amortization schedules.
  6. Prepares monthly bank reconciliations and investigates any unreconciled differences.
  7. Maintains fixed assets information/depreciation for the books.
  8. Complete Sales Tax returns.
  9. Interface with other departments in the education and application of accounting policies.
  10. Travels as required to assist divisions in their annual physical inventory.

Secondary Functions

  1. Assists in the preparation of annual budgets (sales and expense).
  2. Rotates certain treasury functions such as Daily Cash Reporting.
  3. Completes other government forms as assigned.
  4. Assists with ad hoc financial analysis, systems upgrade, process improvements, etc.
  5. Prepares various accounting reports for divisions and upper management.
  6. Assists various other departments with accounting related issues (e.g. G/L coding questions).

Performance Factors

  1. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works, to maintain constructive working relationships.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
  3. Dependability: The employee can be depended on to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA not required.
  2. Minimum of five years’ experience in Accounting.
  3. A solid understanding of Finance and Accounting theories, practices, and terminologies.
  4. Proficiency in SAP and Vertex a plus.
  5. Must have strong computer skills and the ability to learn in a fast-paced environment.
  6. Must be able to create and/or maintain Excel spreadsheets using formulas
  7. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.
  8. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  9. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Must be able to analyze a project/problem and define a better procedure/solution.
  10. Attention to detail is a must.
  11. Experience with multiple entities is a plus.

Pay range: 70 - 85K

Ernest is a nationwide company, but did you know that our humble roots started in a Los Angeles garage? Brothers Ernie and Charles Wilson founded the company in 1946 with a dedication to customized service. Even after decades of delivering great packaging to our customers, that commitment has never changed. We always find the best solution to fit our customers’ needs, even if we have to invent it!

More Information on Ernest Packaging Solutions
Ernest Packaging Solutions operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA. Ernest Packaging Solutions was founded in 1946. It has 637 total employees. To see all 19 open jobs at Ernest Packaging Solutions, click here.
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