Senior Accountant

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Full-time


We know that Accounting is typically viewed as a back office function, but at Hot Topic we work collaboratively and see this role as a component in ensuring our teams success. We’re looking for a Senior Accountant that has the right mix of accounting experience and people skills to excel at the role and round out our Accounting team.


  • Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to record, review, and reconcile journal entries on a monthly basis
  • Prepare schedules and accompanying narratives to support non-routine transactions
  • Support monthly close efforts – account analysis, journal entry prep and review
  • Able to work independently yet know when to ask for help
  • Team player skills are critical – there’s a lot of work to be done and sometimes we shift responsibilities to get things done timely
  • Analyze account fluctuations and address discrepancies during month-end review
  • Complete and provide audit support and requested materials for interim and annual audit
  • Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility to improve efficiencies and support monitoring internal controls
  • Be able to partner with inter-department teams in order to acquire necessary information to complete tasks and resolve issues
  • Contribute to department and organization special projects as assigned
  • Be open to taking on other responsibilities within the Accounting Department, as time permits


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and at least 2+ years of related experience
  • Knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts, rules, practices, and procedures
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while adhering to strict deadlines
  • Prefer experience using Lawson general ledger and Blackline