Junior Accountant

San Leandro, CA posted on November 10


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About Us:

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.


Peterson has an immediate need for an experienced Junior Accountant at our San Leandro, CA location.  Reporting to the Accounting Manager, The Junior Accountant will provide accounting services, and assist in maintaining financial records and controls for the Division assigned; may perform general assignments or may be given responsibility for specific accounting functions.


  • Assist with maintaining control of general and subsidiary ledgers with month-end close responsibility, including posting journal entries. This is a “full charge” accounting position with responsibilities spanning A/P, A/R and General Ledger tasks.  Work with managers to resolve operating statement issues.  Provide assistance to accounting and operations personnel to help resolve financial statement questions and/or problems related to on-line systems.
  • Assist in the preparation of month end closing, various financial analyses and other accounting reports.
  • Review and reconcile general ledger accounts and related reports and make necessary general ledger adjustments.
  • Analyze and report Gross Profit compared to prior year.
  • Responsible for general and subsidiary ledger maintenance, including G/L account and department set-up, recurring journals maintenance, etc.
  • Assist in the annual physical inventory reconciliation process.
  • Prepare year- end audit work papers and assist auditors as assigned.
  • Provide support to others in the Accounting Department, including tasks related to other Peterson subsidiaries, as needed.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.

Associate’s degree (A.A.) with Accounting classes required and/or at least two years full cycle accounting experience.  Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, computerized systems and calculator.


We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug free workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.  A drug screen and background check is required.