Staff Accountant, CA

We are looking for a Staff Accountant to our Finance Team in Foster City, California

Do you have a passion for numbers and spreadsheets? Are you a creative and solution minded person with ambitions? Then we are waiting for you to join our winning team! 

IAR Systems is the world-leading vendor of embedded development tools that provides superior technology and services, enabling our customers to create the products of today and the innovations of tomorrow. We have a +30 years long history in the embedded space. Thanks to this, we host a deep knowledge and long-term experience of embedded development and our market. As a market leader, we always strive to be the preferred choice for the most talented and competent employees and managers in the industry. At IAR Systems we believe in utilizing individual strengths to encourage growth by personal development. We enable innovation by connecting technologies and people, the future of limitless possibilities.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join a rapidly growing company that is today financially very strong as a result of market leading products and services, having an existing large and loyal customer base and excellent partnerships within the embedded systems community.  At IAR Systems we work with customers from all over the world. As a Staff Accountant in our office in Foster City you will work closely with the local team and other cross-functional team members in our Texas, Massachusetts and Sweden offices. For us teamwork is essential to achieve the highest level of success.

Job definition

As a Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for the full-cycle of accounts payable, including processing expense reports, supporting the month-end accounting close, and assisting with various general ledger accounting responsibilities. The position requires both accounts payable and general ledger knowledge and the ability to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment. Your role will be hands on in supporting the company’s monthly financial reporting where you will:

  • Take accountability for the full cycle accounts payable function including timeliness of invoice entries, payments, the creation and maintenance of vendor master and owning the accuracy, and maintain and develop accounts payable policies and procedures to support the operations when necessary.
  • Perform two-/three-way match AP invoices while ensuring all invoices are properly coded and the voucher package is complete with supporting documents and appropriate approval.
  • Review and process expense reports and transactions while ensuring the compliance of the company guidelines.
  • Perform the preparation and processing of vendor payments and employee expense reimbursements (wires and checks).
  • Establish and maintain vendor information including obtaining W-9 Forms and prepare annual 1099 forms and related reports. Send to vendors and government agencies on a timely basis.
  • Drive to continuously improve the accounts payable process and develop effective solutions and procedures for new application or enhancements.
  • Maintain corporate tax liability, fixed assets and prepaid expenses ensuring monthly tax, depreciation and amortization expenses are properly recorded.
  • Review and analyze to ensure monthly expenses are properly recorded and if necessary prepare expense accruals as needed.
  • Support the month-end close process, including preparation of monthly journal entries and perform intercompany revenue/cogs reconciliation.
  • Prepare detailed account reconciliations.
  • Assist with completion of monthly close procedures as needed.
  • Assist with preparation of quarterly review and annual external audit.
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects as required.


We are looking for a team-player who will contribute to the Company culture by being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun. You are able to prioritize workload on a daily basis and you are eager to learn and master new applications needed to complete tasks. You like a fast pace environment and are driven to work with improving processes to support efficiency. Furthermore, you are naturally curious and have a proven track record in problem solving and like understanding how to solve problems.

Along with all this, you have mastered all of the following:

  • BS/BA in Accounting or equivalent with 3-4+ years of experience in accounting with strong accounts payable and general ledger experience
  • Knowledge of GAAP with problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate to advanced level of experience with Microsoft Excel (required)
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly and work collaboratively with all level of the organization and cross-functional colleagues
  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Quickbooks and/or Navision system experience (a plus)

To be successful in the role, you will have a strong sense of timeliness and have amazing follow-up skills. You are focused on details and carrying out best practice policies. We put great emphasis on personal qualifications.

If you are who we’re looking for, there is great opportunity for personal development and expanded responsibility. IAR Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to success and diversity. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply! Interested? We look forward to receiving your application and the opportunity to discuss with you!

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