Superior Optical Lab

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Ocean Springs, MS

Job Description

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Job Overview:


Superior Optical is an eyeglasses manufacturing facility and a federal contractor serving our veterans across the United States with quality eyeglasses and sunglasses. We are an independent manufacturing lab with a strong history of growth, technological advancement and service to the industry. We at Superior are passionate about our business and have instilled a work ethic in our employees that ensures a clean and productive lab, a focus on quality and accuracy, and an obsession with customer service that is unmatched in the industry. 

Superior Optical is looking for an experienced Controller/Senior manufacturing accountant to oversee our accounting operations by controlling and verifying all financial transactions.  Controller/Senior accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful Controller/Senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and accounts payable administrators.  Controller/Senior accountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.



· Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable

· Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results to executives

· Analyze financial information and summarize financial status

· Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending

· Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

· Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process

· Provide input into department’s goal setting process

· Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule

· Assist with tax audits and prepare tax returns

· Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance

· Plan, assign and review staff’s work

· Support month-end and year-end close process

· Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

· Ensure compliance with GAAP principles

· Manage and Liaise with our accounting team to improve financial procedures



· Proven experience as a financial controller, accounting supervisor, chief or senior accountant

· Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures

· Thorough understanding of cost accounting

· In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

· Awareness of business trends

· Familiarity with financial accounting statements

· Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process

· Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like QuickBooks

· Advanced MS Excel skills 

· Accuracy and attention to detail

· Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

· BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant

· Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred