Senior Accountant - Finance

May 12 2023
Lanakila Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time, $24.13 - $26.92 / hour
Job Description


The Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for processing payroll accurately and timely for the entire company. They also assist with the monthly closing of the financial records and provides support to other members of the Finance department and to management.


The Senior Accountant supports the mission, vision and values of the organization, upholds and enforces the guidelines and policies of the organization and demonstrates Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement and motivation (TEAM) in all personal interactions.




Position Specific Duties


Payroll Related:

  • Reviews timecards for proper calculation of pay, deductions and benefits and their allocations to programs.
  • Reviews timecards to verify that all time and edits are complete and approved.  
  • Works closely with Human Resources to ensure payroll records are updated with correct employee information and benefits.  
  • Works closely with payroll processing company to ensure timely and accurate transmission of bi-weekly payroll and related tax payments.
  • Responsible for processing requests for paycheck adjustments, retro amounts and final checks, as necessary.
  • Resolves payroll discrepancies and supports employees with payroll related questions.
  • Prepares payroll related journal entries.

Accounting Related:

  • Assists in the monthly closing procedures, including preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations. 
  • Responsible for reconciling inventory and cost of sales journal entries. 
  • Reconciles and posts all intra- and inter-company transactions. 
  • Maintains and monitors the company’s inventory of fixed assets. Prepares monthly depreciation journal entries. 
  • Assists with General Excise Tax filings.
  • Assists in preparing audit schedules. 
  • Assists management with their program's accounting and reporting needs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

  • Follows all safety procedure and practices.
  • Follows established work rules, standards of conduct, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Completes training as mandated by organizational policy.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with confidential information and comply with established policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to gain and possess thorough knowledge of Lanakila Pacific’s programs and seeks ongoing educational opportunities related to the position.


  • Monday to Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, may be required to work overtime as needed. May be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays to meet operational needs and contract requirements.
  • Indoor, office setting, outdoors; may need to do deliveries, travel to other program sites, meeting sites, etc., as required.


  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft 365, with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Other standard office equipment, i.e., computer, copier.





  • Education: Associates Degree in accounting or equivalent.
  • Experience: 5+ years accounting
  • Clearances/Certification: 1) TB clearance; 2) Criminal background check, 3) Pre-employment drug testing, 4) Child Protective Service/Adult Protective Service check.


  • Education: Bachelors degree in accounting
  • Experience: 2 years of payroll processing experience.


  • Must have strong analytical abilities and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Requires dealing with difficult people or situations.
  • Require ability to plan and organize tasks and possess sufficient flexibility to respond to changing situations; requires ability to continuously repeat instructions and remain calm.
  • Requires the use of considerable initiative and judgment.
  • Able to multi-task and work under minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • Requires the ability to work with a diverse group of people and at times under difficult situations.
  • Requires ability to maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.



Frequently = F             Occasionally = O        Seldom = S                 Rarely = R

S Standing O Lifting/Carrying below 25 lbs. O Walking S Lifting/Carrying 26 – 50 lbs. F Sitting R Lifting/Carrying above 50 lbs. R Climbing (ascending/descending ladders, stairs) F Seeing (able to see clearly 20 feet or more) S Balancing O Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish different colors)

S Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or squatting R Night Vision (ability to perform work at night with use of portable lighting F Handling/Push/Pull (working with hands, arms or fingers) F Talking S Feeling (perceiving attributes i.e., size, shape, temperature or texture F Hearing R Tasting R Travel