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Lead, Sr Accountant

Category: Finance
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
External ID: 10127
Location: Torrance, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 6, 2023
Hiring Range: 106,200.00 to 118,100.00 USD Annually




We are looking for a motivated Lead Senior Accountant in a fast-paced environment. This role is a critical member of the North America Accounting team who handle month-end closing and other reporting requirements, maintain appropriate internal controls, look for opportunities for process improvement and support audit and projects in the NAM region.  This position requires strong analytical and problem solving skills, solid MS Excel skills and effective communication skills to deliver quality work with contending deadlines. The Lead Senior Accountant will be able to see the big picture while also being able to solve root causes to a detailed level.  





  1. Complete complex journal entries, account reconciliations and analytical schedules to ensure accuracy and integrity of accounting information 
  2. Resolve outstanding accounting issues and reconciling items and be able to research reconciling items from GBS/transactional work
  3. Produce, analyze and evaluate Accounting data, analytics and reports, effectively communicate/coordinate with other teams where needed 
  4. Understand US Accounting rules and requirement and interpret accounting impacts correctly, discuss with Financial Reporting team where needed. 
  5. Implement proper accounting methods, controls, policies and procedures to ensure compliance, suggest possible process improvement.  
  6. Document/update business process and maintain SOX documentation, perform self-testing to ensure compliance
  7. Coordinate with auditors for audit requests 
  8. Participate projects and support other departments’ needs and requests where needed
  9. Perform or assist Accounting Director manage projects 
  10. Prepare supporting schedules and/or footnotes for SEC reporting
  11. Prepare ad hoc schedules/analysis as required, including management reporting, governmental reporting (i.e. census reporting).
  12. Proactively gain an understanding of the full accounting cycle for existing and new business process with an interest in the overall business impact and to identify potential process improvements and do root cause analysis for issues as applicable
  13. Ascertain work and processes are in compliance with laws, regulations and organization’s policies
  14. Coordinate with various departments such as AP, AR, Payroll, Treasury, Royalty, Tax, IS, etc for organizations policies
  15. Handle and provide assistance on special projects 





Herbalife is a global company that has helped people pursue a healthy, active life since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management and personal care products are available exclusively through dedicated independent Members in more than 95 countries. North America is the largest region in Herbalife. The NAM Accounting team managers financial reports of the North America region within Herbalife (i.e. US, Canada and Puerto Rico) and other related reporting requirements, including maintaining and recording transactions accurately, maintaining adequate internal controls, performing analysis to support management in the decision-making process, etc..  Additionally, the NAM Accounting team provides extensive support to various projects and initiatives by different departments in NAM to ensure accuracy of financial information. The NAM Accounting team works closely within the team and with other teams to ensure good quality of results on time. 





  1. Knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, SOX regulation and internal control framework 
  2. Strong trouble shooting, problem solving and analytical skills 
  3. Communicate effectively and function well in a team-oriented environment
  4. Attention to Details, strong time management skills and ability to prioritize
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including intermediate to advanced level in Excel to perform pivot tables, VLOOKUP and high-level functions and formulas
  6. Familiar with large Enterprise Resource Planning and large accounting software (i.e., Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, OneStream)
  7. Minimum 4 years accounting work experience in a corporate and/or public accounting setting 








  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance                       
  • CPA license or equivalent required.   


At Herbalife, we value doing what’s right. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We value diversity, strive for inclusivity, and believe the differences among our teammates is a key contributor to Herbalife’s ongoing success.


Herbalife offers a variety of benefits to eligible employees in the U.S. (limited to the 50 States and the District of Columbia), which includes Group Health Programs, other Voluntary Benefit Programs, and Paid Time Off. Group Health Programs include Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Basic Life/AD&D; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Other Voluntary Benefit Programs include a 401(k) plan, Wellness Incentive Program, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), Supplemental Life/Critical Illness/Hospitalization/Accident Insurance, and Pet Insurance. Paid time off includes Company-observed U.S. Holidays, Floating Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, a Volunteer Program, Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave, Bereavement Leave, Personal Leave and time off for voting.


If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email your request to [email protected].

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