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Los Angeles, CA | Full Time
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Job Description

Description

We have an immediate opening for a detailed- oriented and highly organized accounting/ purchasing professional to help support our growing office. This is a new position that will serve as the main point of contact for project related purchasing requests and assist our design and accounting teams with FF&E procurement. 


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Purchasing interior furnishing packages 
  • Serving as a liaison between vendors, sub- contractors and internal teams to obtain approval for estimated costs within budget and establish payment, delivery and installation schedules and other logistics
  • Sourcing vendors, issuing RFPs and negotiating pricing for multiple project. Creating, managing and tracking all purchase orders, invoices and client payments 
  • Reconciling and preparing invoices, purchase receipts and payments for general ledger entry and record keeping 


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4 years of related experience in an accounting role, with at least 2 years of demonstrated experience focused on purchasing. Experience in an interior design, hospitality or manufacturing firm preferred
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, sales tax ordinances and general ledger reconciliations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills to coordinate and track purchase requests, received orders, deliveries 
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft office, specifically Microsoft Excel; experience with Deltek or similar ERP systems preferred


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