Chief Accountant

San Diego, CA 92108

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Accounting/Auditing Job Number: 7541

Job Description

This client is seeking a highly skilled Chief Accountant to join their San Diego office.  As Chief Accountant, you will be responsible for overseeing all financial operations and ensuring compliance with regulations.  Your expertise in financial concepts, tax, and accrual accounting will be essential in providing accurate financial reporting and analysis.
    The position reports directly to the president.  Our client is a Fiduciary and handles a very niche role in the health insurance arena.   It will have a high degree of autonomy and authority to manage a team member and will be client facing as they need to be able to present, via TEAMS, to CEO’s and HR Managers for their clients on a quarterly basis. This position can offer growth into a CFO role with our client. 

The candidate sought will be an initiative-taking individual with a strong accounting background and excellent attention to detail.   They need to be able to speak clearly in English and if bilingual in French, Russian, or Spanish, it would be a plus.
  • HOURS:  Full-Time or Part-time can be accommodated.  This is an Exempt Position, and our core office hours are   Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 4:30 PM and Friday 8 AM- 2:30 PM
  • WORKSITE This role is NOT Remote- it will be working out of their Mission Valley office  
  • DURATION:  Direct Hire
  • PAY:  $75,000 - $95,000 per year, depending on experience. 
  • BENEFITS:  This client offers a full comprehensive benefits package to include 100% employer paid for employee and they pay 50% of dependent costs for medical, and dental, and offer PTO. 
  • 10 or more years of accounting experience is required.
  • Proficiency in journal entries, accrual accounting, and financial report writing.
  • Accounting experience in health insurance, banking, or financial services industries is required. Candidates with accounting experience in self-funded health insurance is a plus. 
  • 4 year College degree is required.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check as this role requires candidates to be bonded. 
  • CPA designation is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to communicate complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders
  • Proficient dealing with Auditors
  • Knowledge of Windows based software applications and Intermediate to Advanced user of MS Excel

Meet Your Recruiter

Julie Brown

Julie Brown is the President of SDI Staffing.  She started SDIS in 1995 and specializes in placing temporary and direct-hire employees throughout Southern California for the insurance and financial services industries. Julie is a California Licensed Fire/Casualty Agent and a Certified Staffing Professional.  She is a member of the American Staffing Association (ASA) and California Staffing Professionals.  She is the past president and current treasurer of the San Diego Chapter of California Staffing Professionals and is the director for the San Diego Chapter on the state board.  She is active in San Diego Insurance Women and PWI, where she has served numerous roles including president.  She actively participates as a member of the Independent Brokers and Agents of San Diego, and the Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) San Diego Chapter.  In 2008, Julie was asked to join the steering committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF).  She also teaches insurance and personal development classes to clients and industry organizations.She has been recognized with numerous awards, including SBA’s “Women Owned Business of the Year for San Diego and Imperial Counties,” “Employer of the Year” by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, “Women Who Mean Business” Award from the San Diego Business Journal, “Insurance Woman of the Year” from PWI, “Associate Member of the Year” by the Independent Brokers & Agents of San Diego, and the Career Sponsorship Award by the OPT Program at Grossmont College for her dedication to educate young people about the insurance industry.

Prior to founding SDI Staffing, Julie spent more than 12 years in insurance both at carrier and agency level in Southern California and North Carolina.  From sales and customer service in both personal and commercial lines, to operations manager, Julie learned the insurance industry.

She is a native of San Diego, married with two children, a daughter and a son, and enjoys camping, reading, and attending her kid’s athletic events.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Economics from the University of California at San Diego.  During race season she can be found every other weekend at Barona Speedway watching her son and husband racing dwarf cars.

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