Accounting Assistant

  • Job Tracking ID: 512565-662348
  • Job Location: Torrance, CA
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 19, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: December 19, 2018
  • FLSA: Yes
  • Travel Availability: 0

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Job Description:

Position Description: Under the direction and supervision of department supervisor(s), manager(s), and senior management, the full-time Accounting Assistant is responsible for computing, classifying, and verifying numerical data for use in maintaining accurate accounting records and receiving/processing payments. Compiles records, verifies, and maintains data and payment to accounts payable and receivable records by performing the following duties. Performs responsibilities related to the settlement of accounts with Nissin affiliates and related journal entries for such transactions. This is a non-exempt, full-time position.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Perform tasks and duties to complete settlement of accounts with Nissin affiliates and prepare wire requests and related journal entries.
  • Perform invoicing tasks to Nissin affiliates for settlement of paid expenses.
  • Process AP for assigned branches.
  • Prepare AP reports for aged balances for write-off and communicate with branches.
  • Research and resolve AP issues with vendors.
  • Research and resolve settlement issues with Nissin affiliates.
  • Assist with the monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing process.
  • Maintain all recordkeeping files for tasks/duties assigned by accounting management.
  • Compile, sort, and organize supporting documentation (invoices, checks, etc.) for related business transactions.
  • Verify details of business transactions to generate spreadsheets and databases. Code data for input to financial data applications per company procedures; review, reconcile, and interpret reports to make corrections, as needed.
  • Investigate and research noted discrepancies and report findings to management to keep management apprised of problems and issues that may arise requiring appropriate action to be taken.
  • Assist with the accounting system implementation and process improvements, as assigned by management.
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and any other tasks or duties, as assigned by management.

Experience and Skills:


  • Associate’s degree in Accounting preferred, or high school diploma with accounting education with at least 5 years of related experience.
  • At least three years of related hands-on experience and/or training.
  • Intermediate level MS Excel skills (e.g., vlookup, pivot table etc.).
  • Accurate 10-key data entry skills.
  • Able to read, write legibly, and perform math calculations accurately.
  • Able to analyze, consolidate and present accounting data in a clear, concise manner. Possess a strong attention to detail.
  • Able to understand and execute verbal/written instructions in English.
  • Able to communicate effectively with others in English, verbally and written. Communicate on a regular basis with overseas affiliates, other departments, vendors, management, customers, and staff of other branch locations, etc.
  • Able to perform data entry accurately and use MS-Office, Gmail, and other software applications to perform job duties.
  • Proficiency with PC equipment and technology to perform duties.
  • Able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time and lift up to 20 lbs. as needed.
  • Possess solid customer services skills to listen, communicate, and respond in a timely manner to meet customer expectations. Customers may be either internal or external customers of the department.
  • Be a team player and as well as work independently under supervision to perform duties. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with diverse group of people.
  • Able to prioritize workload to meet deadlines; keep supervisor informed of progress on assigned project in a timely manner.
  • Follow and comply with established guidelines, policies, and procedures. Demonstrates dependability and reliability to perform all assigned duties of the position.
  • Oracle and/or SAP experience preferred.
  • Freight-forwarding/logistics industry knowledge and/or experience desirable.

Job Benefits:


Nissin Benefits

Nissin offers a robust benefits package for our employees.  It includes health, dental, life and AD&D, short term and long term disability, along with 2 types of voluntary vision plans, additional voluntary life and AD&D, FSA (medical and dependent care), 401k, vacation, sick days and pet insurance.