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SGI-USA Is Hiring

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All positions are based in Santa Monica, California, at the SGI-USA Headquarters. Active participation in SGI-USA activities is required. Please send resumes to

Full-Time Assistant Controller

Candidates should have a four-year degree in accounting or finance with an accounting emphasis in addition to a minimum of eight years of professional accounting experience.

Duties include managing the general ledger, sales tax reporting and overseeing the AR and AP teams, establishing and maintaining internal controls for the accounting team and assisting with cash or banking analysis. In addition, they will identify areas for improvement, communicate to management and implement changes to enhance the control environment and mitigate risk, and perform ad hoc analyses and special projects as assigned.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, have strategic thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills and an advanced understanding of accounting theory, current issues and systems. CPA, excellent written and verbal communication skills and practical knowledge of not-for-profit accounting are preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a plus.

Candidates should have a four-year degree in finance, economics or a similar field of study in addition to two to four years of fund accounting, custody, securities processing or other industry experience with basic accounting knowledge. 

Duties include maintaining supporting documents, preparing various operational reports and financial statements. Must have research, organizational and analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications (requires advanced Excel skills). Candidates ideally have or are pursuing CFA certification. Experience with Power BI and Microsoft D365 is a plus.

Candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience in a buying and inventory planning department, and must be adept at all aspects of physical inventory for multiple locations, including a warehouse.

Duties include reviewing vendor invoices to ensure accuracy against purchase order receipts, monitoring and troubleshooting inventory issues, clearly reporting inventory updates to the buyer and planner, executing cycle counts and working closely with store managers to ensure accurate store inventory. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills, and also be flexible, a self-starter and a team player. Must have attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, ability to manage multiple projects accurately and experience using retail software.

Candidates should be detail-oriented, a team player and a self-starter. Computer proficiency and accurate data-entry skills are required. Candidates should also be skilled in over-the-phone customer service, have solid problem-solving abilities, be accountable and have a strong work ethic.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience in the field. Strong troubleshooting skills and advanced knowledge in HTML, Javascript and CSS are required. Additional experience in graphic design and online content and an interest in exploring new interactive technologies are not required but preferred.

Candidates should have a four-year undergraduate degree. Responsibilities include researching Japanese, checking translation accuracy, writing and editing articles and other content, with possible interpreting opportunities. The candidate must be a native Japanese speaker with advanced Japanese reading, writing and speaking abilities and high-level proficiency in English. Must have a solid foundation in Buddhist study (having passed Soka Gakkai or SGI-USA intermediate-level study exams). Candidates should have know-ledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

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