Senior Staff Accountant

Duncan, South Carolina, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
AFL provides industry-leading fiber optic products and services across the globe. Our company was founded in 1984 with a single fiber optic cable and now we manufacture over two thousand products, employ over 5,000 associates and consistently generate annual sales in excess of a billion-dollars in revenue. With our commitment to professional growth and employee development, let AFL "Connect" you to your next career opportunity!

Job Summary

The Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for performing general ledger accounting, journal entries, account reconciliations, and management reporting as necessary. Support general financial needs of the organization by working collaboratively with various departments and business units to obtain and provide information.


  • Perform daily accounting and reporting activities regarding general ledger maintenance

  • Perform analyses and prepare accounting entries related to numerous areas (e.g. inventory, accounts payable, accruals, inter/intracompany balancing, etc.)

  • Collaborate with international businesses to accurately record and reconcile inter/intracompany transactions and complete audit confirmations

  • Coordinate with various departments to support Sales, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable

  • Perform technical accounting research and provide guidance to business units

  • Collaborate with Corporate Accounting on adoption of new accounting pronouncements and Corporate policies

  • Perform monthly account reconciliations

  • Identify, propose, and implement process improvements, leading practices, and consistent application of practices across multiple business units and ERP systems

  • Consolidate and analyze large and complex data sets to understand and explain the accounting transactions across multiple data sources and business units

  • Assist in the monthly and yearly closing process

  • Provide detailed analyses and explanations of transactions

  • Facilitate collection of data requests in support of requirements related to Japanese SOX review

  • Support external quarterly reviews and annual external audits

  • Facilitate collection of data requests in support of completion of annual tax return

Personal Qualities

  • Superb attention to detail and good record keeping skills

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines

  • Team player; high level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated professionalism, poise, tact, and diplomacy

  • Takes initiative and seeks additional training or direction as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance

  • 4 - 7 years of experience in Accounting

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and problem-solving ability

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Expert skills with Microsoft Office (Excel formulas and pivot tables)

  • Ability to query and organize from multiple sources and platforms

  • Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Oracle

  • CPA or CMA

  • Public accounting experience

  • Experience in manufacturing

Working Conditions

  • Normal office and manufacturing facility environment. Limited travel.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)