Jr. Accountant

Newark, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

About the Company

Headquartered in Newark, California, Kaiam Corporation is a private company developing products based on hybrid photonic integrated circuits (PIC’s). These circuits are used in high bandwidth optical transceivers that transmit and receive multiple wavelengths of light in fiber optic networks. The company’s products are used in high-end routers and communications gear that power the backbone of datacenters or longer distance telecommunications. With R&D facilities in Newark, California, and volume production outside of Edinburgh in the UK, the company’s products are used internationally by tier 1 system integrators and data centers. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace. It is currently working with multiple partners to deliver PIC based products for various applications. For more information, visit www.kaiam.com.

About the Position

The Junior Accountant will provide support to the financial department by managing daily accounting tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a head for numbers, experience with MS Excel, and strong analytical skills. The Junior Accountant will report directly to the Controller, and he/she will contribute to the overall efficient operation of the department and help the company be fully aware of its financial condition. This is a part time position but we offer opportunities for advancement for the right candidate.

Minimum Requirements

Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
Excellent organizing abilities
Great attention to detail
Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
Excellent knowledge of MS office and previous experience with accounting software required. Knowledge of QAD accounting software highly desirable.
1-2 years’ experience