Staff Accountant

Join Sika, a global company established in 1910, where employees have health benefits available day one, 401k with 5% company match, bonuses, earn paid time off, and educational assistance. Sika is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets. With subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and in over 300 factories, Sika employs more than 25,000 people. Sika is a full building envelope company, helping you live your everyday life from below-grade waterproofing all the way up to the roof. From the Staples Center to the Lincoln Memorial to the Empire State Building to Disneyland, Sika is extremely integrated in the world around us. Sika is a continually growing company with a variety of locations that offers opportunity to advance through career development. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Salary Range: $55,000 - $80,000 based on education, experience, and qualifications of applicant. The selected candidate will play a key role in supporting the Finance and Accounting Team with general accounting responsibilities including general ledger account analysis, month-end closing support, and bank reconciliations. The ideal candidate is someone who can take ownership of their work, complete tasks accurately and timely, has good judgement and can work with minimal supervision, and can identify and solve issues before they arise.
Department Accounting and Finance
Job Type Full-Time
Location Amherst, NY, USA

Qualifications: Formula for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Demonstrated experience in high-volume accounts payable processing and reconciliation
  • Demonstrated experience in general ledger account reconciliation
  • Experience in sales tax calculation, tax exemptions, and associated certificates
  • SAP experience desired
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and to keep matters highly confidential
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, and communication (both oral and written) skills
  • Must be self-motived and results-oriented and comfortable working with month-end deadlines
  • Professional, positive, and a customer-first attitude
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint, and Word)

Principal Responsibilities

  • Review, process, enter and pay all accounts payable, including vendor remittances
  • Generate 1099 statements
  • Manage all accruals
  • Review departmental expense reports
  • Distribute customer invoices daily
  • Perform month, quarterly, and year-end financial closing duties as required
  • Review, process and maintain all records for all sales tax credits
  • Provide financial management support as required

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Competitive Benefits: Health Insurance available day one, 401k with 5% company match, bonuses, year-end profit-sharing bonus, paid time off, and educational assistance.

Meaningful Work: Sika products enhance our surroundings and the work every employee completes helps positively impact daily lives by making our world stronger, more durable, and more reliable – every day.

Company Culture: Sika centers work culture around entrepreneurship where individuals have the power to make decisions, learn from mistakes, and define their career.

Community Involvement: Sika Corporation takes active roles in our community and aims to support volunteer work and charitable endeavors across the United States through rebuilding and giving back.

Sustainability Initiatives: Sika is committed to sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts, and assuming social responsibility. The company supports energy efficient projects and implements numerous measures aimed to boost economic, social, and ecological sustainability.

Sika Corporation is committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals that apply. As an equal opportunity employer Sika will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other protected characteristics.

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