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WD-40 Company Staff Accountant (6-month Temporary) in San Diego, California

This is a temporary position to support our business growth and digital transformation into a new ERP system and suite of tools. This is a great opportunity to learn and expand your skillset in key accounting areas for a public company, learn new systems, and have the opportunity to reshape and optimize processes under your ownership. In other words, this is a great career building opportunity! We are a relatively small and mighty GL team of five people, and your work will make a big impact.

This role offers the flexibility of working a hybrid schedule.

You will support the business and the team through:

  • The monthly, quarterly, and annual closing process, including performing journal entries, account reconciliations, investigative analyses and reporting of results.

  • Perform bank reconciliations. Longer term perform daily cash reporting and cash management activities including ACH/wire payment confirmations and verify the accuracy of balances, figures, calculations and postings. Investigate and resolve discrepancies.

  • Administer property tax and sales and use tax filings and audits, as well as for various business licenses, taxes and permits filings.

  • Perform internal controls, documentation and testing requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley for respective areas of ownership.

  • Transition and optimize respective processes, duties and work product to the new ERP system and suite of tools. Participate in user acceptance testing and training, and go-live activities.

  • Knowledge of general financial accounting and GAAP. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field plus 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and years of relevant work experience.

  • Ability to correctly complete property tax and sales and use tax filings, as well as various business licenses, taxes and permits filings. Experience or general knowledge of sales & use tax preferred but not required.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel to build out clean and auditable schedules and calculations.

  • Experience with accounting software. D365 experience a big plus!

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. You enjoy collaborating with internal and external partners in a hybrid environment.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail – this is Accounting after all!

  • You like to own your work. You like to innovate…find easier and better ways to get your job done.

  • You like to learn and are OK with change as we transition to new systems.

Why Work With Us

  • We are a tight knit, diverse team that enjoys working together and supports each other.

  • We believe in developing our people and promoting from within, evidenced by the greater Finance team redesign currently underway to support our future growth. We are expanding from our current crew of 20, adding positions and with several teammates being promoted or experiencing a role change. The Company offers leadership courses, commercially focused skill building programs, and supports continuing education opportunities to aid in your career progression.

  • We recognize the need for work/life balance and flexibility, and the desire to work from home often. Most members of our team can work from home during the close and come into the office 6-8 days a month. This is an option if teammates get the job done right and on time; stay engaged, focused and accessible while working from home; live our company values and demonstrate growth in knowledge and skills to support their career progression.

  • You will work for the market leader in the category with 50 years as a public company. The US/HQ Accounting team is unique in that we service multiple countries and our corporate department. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow with the business.

Our “Why”

At WD-40 Company, we believe that purpose-driven, passionate people guided by our values create amazing outcomes. Our "why" is refreshingly simple - we exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do.

Why You Should Apply

  • Learning-based culture that supports the growth and development of all tribe members

  • Strong values aligned culture whose #1 strategic driver is to build a business for the future that we will be proud to hand down to the next generation

  • Over 93.3% employee engagement as of January 2022 global employee survey

  • A culture where 93% of the tribe report experience a sense of belonging

  • Voted Most Democratic Workplace and certified WorldBlu Freedom Centered Workplace

Do You Align With Our Values?

Please, only consider employment with WD-40 Company if you feel as strongly about our values as we do: We live, breathe, and play by our values every day.

Thank you for considering WD-40 Company in your career search! #WD40TribalLife #PositiveLastingMemories

At WD-40 Company we foster a culture of inclusion where all individuals are recognized, valued, respected, and experience a sense of belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to individual characteristics that make us unique such as our backgrounds, experiences, qualities, talents, traits, beliefs, and preferences.


Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provides you protection, security, and peace of mind. We offer life-enhancing health, wellness, and financial programs, including profit sharing, annual cash incentive rewards, tuition reimbursement, and 401K match. In addition, we want you to recharge and take time off, so enjoy short-day Fridays, vacation time, paid holidays, and an additional paid week off between Christmas and the new year to spend with family and friends!

Country: United States

Work Location: San Diego - hybrid

External Company Name: WD-40 COMPANY

External Company URL:

Street: 9715 Businesspark Avenue

Post End Date: 7/31/2023