Greater opportunities to build the life you want
Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Staff Accountant

Maui Jim

Maui Jim

Accounting & Finance
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

At Maui Jim, you can expect, a unique culture, a well-known brand, and the opportunity to grow with a company that has a great reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and “high touch” work environment that values the members of our ‘Ohana. We work hard to develop our leaders who in turn develop their team members to reach their full potential, and we are committed to building a team that focuses on solid customer service.

If you would like to be part of an amazing adventure that is Maui Jim, check our current job openings and browse the site to learn more about our culture, benefits , and our Maui Jim 'Ohana! Aloha~

The overall objective of the department in which this position works is:

To be a lean, high-performance department comprised of people of the highest integrity and quality, bound together by clearly defined goals and prideful relationships. The department will do whatever it takes to make Maui Jim, Inc. the number one sunglass designer/distributor in the World. We will strive to provide our customers with the best in customer service and quality possible.

The major function of this position is:

To be a dedicated financial accounting resource in several different areas, including financial statement consolidation, inventory and cost accounting, month-end/year-end close, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, accruals and reserves, and special projects as requested.

The primary responsibilities and duties of this position are:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate issuance of financial information, meeting required deadlines.

  • Prepare monthly financial reporting package to support the consolidation process.

  • Assist in the preparation of various disclosure appendices for parent and group level reporting requirements.

  • Perform consolidated variance analysis, such as variance from the budget, variance from prior month, variance from prior year, and report significant issues to management.

  • Perform month-end and year-end closing duties which will include posting of journal entries, preparation of reserve accruals, and preparation of account reconciliations.

  • Prepare and assist in monthly inventory reconciliations, eliminations, and cost accounting responsibilities.

  • Monitor and analyze subsidiaries monthly results against budget and forecasts.

  • Prepare and proactively participate in business reviews with middle and top management.

  • Support the Accounting Team with the maintenance and improvement of control systems, policies and procedures both locally and globally.

  • Assist in the development of the annual budget and forecasts.

  • Assist in the preparation and compliance of internal audit requests.

  • Ad-hoc projects as required.

Essential Overall Duties:

  • Continually seek improvement in every aspect of the position. Be flexible and willing to try processes in a different way. Performing better today than yesterday.

  • Review all processes and seek areas to gain efficiencies, accuracy and controls.

  • Assist and support Accounting team in all areas as needed.

  • Have fun and enjoy every day!

Desired Qualifications:

Below is the preferred education and experience for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Previous experience (2-5 years) in a similar accounting and reporting role

  • CPA preferred, but not required

Listed below are the skills preferred for this position:

  • Solid accounting knowledge combined with strong analytical skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Quick to adapt and manage priorities

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Attention to detail

  • Problem solving skills

  • Team player able to focus on team needs first

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel User

  • SAP FI/CO experience

  • SAP BPC experience (Business Planning & Consolidations)

  • Oracle HFM experience (Hyperion Financial Management)


Internal: All Maui Jim departments and employees

External: Accounting Firms

Work Shift:

1st Shift (United States of America)

Special Language Requirement (If Applicable):