Senior Accountant

  • 53173
  • 17 Nov 2022
  • Rhinelander, WI
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Confidential
  • Holly Knott

Job Description

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Job Summary

Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to maintain accounting records as directed by the CFO or other Managers performing regular organization functions. More complex assignments may be performed under supervision. Opportunity for working with a Hybrid schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use Excel to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs
  • Access financial information or conduct independent research to answer questions, disseminate or explain information to customers, employees, and other individuals
  • Assist with budget to actual analysis, month-end close process, and adjusting journal entries
  • Reconcile multiple G/L accounts and prepare supporting documentation of analysis and balance confirmation
  • Assist with preparation and execution of audits
  • Sales & Use tax - Review invoices to determine tax liability on purchases and maintain documentation to facilitate reporting and payment to applicable tax authority; manage compliance with government reporting requirements
  • Manage collection of past due/delinquent accounts, which may include review of customer files/records to identify delinquent accounts, preparation of past due/collections correspondence, and direct contact with customers to request payment and resolve disputes; keep the CFO informed on problem accounts
  • Cross-train on a variety of accounting team functions to provide back-up support when needed, including but not limited to:
~ Communicate directly with vendors and/or purchasing department to resolve
discrepancies and clarify any questionable invoice items, prices, quantities, payment
terms, etc.
~ Examine vendor invoices for accuracy and match invoices with purchase orders,
packing slips, and other documentation.
~ Route miscellaneous invoices to management for approval of payment.
~ Code invoices to appropriate G/L accounts and enter invoice/vendor data into A/P
computer software.
~ Issue checks in accordance with payment terms and internal processing schedule.
~ Verify the accuracy of vendor balances, including supplier debit balances and arrange
for collection of debit balances.
~ Apply customer payments
~ Reconcile bank accounts

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work well with others and assist the public cooperatively and courteously
  • Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
  • Must be able to work efficiently and accurately in an atmosphere of frequent interruption
  • Must be able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Must demonstrate competency with computers and be proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Must be able to work independently and carry out assignments to completion with minimum instruction and adhere to established routines and practices
  • Must have an excellent work ethic

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or other business curriculum.
  • Candidates with a minimum of three to five years of accounting experience will be given priority
  • Candidates with JD Edwards experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel required


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