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Staff Accountant Job Description

Job Category Accounting & Finance Job Location San Diego, California
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Starting Compensation

Annual Salary: $54,300.00 - $70,499.00 (Amount based on office location, relevant experience, skills, and competencies)

If you are wondering why you should work for us, here is something to help you decide:

  • Pay and Bonuses: Earn a competitive salary. All employees are eligible for uncapped commission or annual bonus incentives.

  • Career Progression: Grow at MCM with paid training and development programs – including our very own MCM Academy – as well as a promote-from-within philosophy.

  • Reward and Recognition: We are committed to honoring great results – ranging from informal accolades to formal company-wide awards and prizes like all-inclusive vacations.

  • Tuition Assistance: Pursue a degree or coursework related to your current role, or the role you are striving for.

  • Healthcare Insurance: Take advantage of comprehensive healthcare plans and options to ensure your continued health, plus fitness membership reimbursements, weight watchers, our wellness rewards Program and more.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Enjoy up to eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also offer volunteer grants and matching financial donations, up to US$ 2,500 per employee annually.

  • Retirement Savings: Build a strong financial foundation and reach your goals for the future. With all the effort you invest in us, we’re proud to invest in you.

  • New Family Support: Celebrate your new arrival with company paid leave, new parent flex time, and child back-up care options.

  • Team-building: Enjoy experiences that inspire bonds with your colleagues through a wide range of company-sponsored team-building events, such as holiday celebrations and department outings.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy paid and floating holidays, as well as generous paid-time-off.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

Staff Accountant will primarily be responsible for applying principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare journal entries, account reconciliations and financial reports. Analyze financial reports and accruals to ensure completeness and accuracy. Identify issues or inefficiencies and recommend solutions. Position reports to the Accounting Manager.
Assist with documentation of Standard Operating Procedures. Ensure that all processes are in line with the existing SOPs. 5%

Assist with external audit requests ensuring timely completion of quarterly and year-end audits. 5%

Assist with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing processes. 15%

Participate in or manage accounting/finance related projects as assigned. Work on identifying efficiency and risk opportunities to be implemented on a short and long-term basis. 5%

Perform reconciliations of general ledger accounts including researching and proposing journal entries to correct identified reconciling items and explaining variances between one period to the next. Correlation between income and balance sheet is required as a part of the reconciliation process. 40%

Prepare journal entries accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation to record periodic activity in the GL for assigned entities. 20%

Work closely with the Manager in reviewing and identifying ways to increase efficiency or improve processes on a continuous basis. 10%


Required: Bachelor; Finance or Accounting


Required: English


Required: 1-3 years Accounting experience including month end / year end close. Proficiency with MS Office (Excel). Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills; Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; Ability to multi-task, Motivated, self-starter, team player.

Preferred: Corporate accounting experience. Experience with Workday Financials

About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at

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