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Staff Accountant/Accounting Manager

St. Paul, MN

JOB SUMMARY:

Accounting Manager is responsible for a variety of job duties including job costings, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliation, and collaboration on month end close. This position works closely with a team to review and analyze accounting data to produce detailed, timely, and accurate financial statements.   

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 Financial:

  • Support monthly close process in the timely preparation of financial reports such as financial statements and forecast performance.
  • Create and input journal entries for the month-end close process related to assigned general ledger accounts.
  • Provide accurate, timely and relevant recording, reporting and analysis of financial information.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records, support physical inventory counts and monthly inventory reconciliation processes, including problem solving of identified variances.
  • Support all quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement improvements to accounting processes and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local, state, federal government requirements and GAAP standards rules, regulations, and systems of internal control.
  • Gathering and preparation of 1099's, 1094 and 1095C.
  • Create and maintain productivity and statistical data as needed.
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Compile and analyze a wide variety of special projects and reports.
  • Assist in monthly Forecasting of expected Income Statement.

 Cost Accounting:

  • Classify production costs into wages, material, benefits and overhead. Distribute costs between the various production departments. 
  • Analyze actual labor, material, and overhead cost against Standard and/or Budget.  Research and explain variances. 
  • Working closely with Operations, ensure that the standard cost accounting system is properly maintained and updated to reflect current cost trends and values. Assist in customer price increases.
  • Calculate and maintain standard costs on products in ERP system.
  • Responsible for analysis and verification of actual costs and computation of variances.
  • Develop reporting metrics to discuss product margin.

Accounts Receivable: 

  • Responsible for Customer Account Management, including credit checks, customer set up, invoicing, and cash receipts.
  • Manages Accounts Receivable collections in a timely and professional manner.
  • Issue customer credits based on Quality Manager approval. Update’s credit tracker.
  • Creates and manages weekly cash projection spreadsheet based on most current customer payment trends.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field required.
  • An accreditation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA), preferred.
  • Must have 5-8 years of hands-on accounting experience (manufacturing preferred)
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Technical skills in account reconciliation, cost analysis and month-end close responsibilities.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • High level of discretion with confidential information (required).
  • Ability to communicate openly and concisely with others. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from people at all organizational levels.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines.
  • Advanced PC skills, particularly knowledge of MS Excel and financial software.
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects.
  • Must be well organized with extreme attention to detail.  
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