Corporate Senior Accountant
Job Category: Finance
Requisition Number: CORPO01377
Posted: April 20, 2021
LocationsShowing 1 location
2813 Wall Ave
Ogden, UT 84401, USA
CORPORATE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Alphia, one of the nation’s leading custom pet food manufacturing companies, is growing and is looking for a Corporate Senior Accountant to join the team. The Corporate Senior Accountant is responsible for the maintenance of the balance sheet by supporting general accounting activities including the preparation and entry/posting of various journal entries, and supporting accounts receivable, and accounts payable as issues arise. Further, the position will assist the VP Finance and Corporate Controller and Assistant Corporate Controller for month end closing including the maintenance of the general ledger ensuring practices and policies are adhered to including the accuracy and timeliness of journal entries and other responsibilities as assigned from time to time. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, various ad-hoc financial reporting activities and analysis, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. This position can be based in Denver, CO, Bern, KS or Ogden, UT.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the general ledger structure and various systems used (i.e. SAGE X3)
Document & maintain daily, weekly, and monthly accounting procedures.
Prepare all monthly journal entries & general ledger account reconciliations.
Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
Assists with coordination of annual audit, and any other special audits, throughout the year.
Prepare or assist in the preparation of sales tax filings.
Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
Responds to inquiries from accounting management regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.
Assist in the preparation of monthly and annual financial & operating budgets.
Promote effective, honest, and open communication throughout the accounting department and company.
Assist in the maintenance of the fixed asset inventory system by recording of all items in the inventory, maintaining pertinent records, and ensuring correct treatment of fixed asset acquisitions and retirements.
Coordinates annual fixed asset inventory.
Bank account reconciliations.
Special projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to be successful for this role:
Education: Minimum Associates Degree in Accounting. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is ideal.
Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years accounting experience
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or other related software
Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
Understanding of accounting principles and internal controls.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Strong experience in general ledger management, accounting information systems, and financial reporting including general ledger account reconciliation.
Ability to work independently and adhere to tight deadlines.
Effective time-management skills.
Excellent communications skills.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The following skills and abilities described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Good communication skills (both oral and written) to deliver excellent customer service and build internal and external relationships. Ability to write reports and business correspondence in order to present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and customers.
Ability to work with all employees in a professional and courteous manner through good interpersonal skills with a focus on problem solving, conflict resolution, active listening, and the ability to keep emotions under control. Willing to work in a team environment interacting with peers in all functional areas at various levels contributing to team/group goals. In addition, able to receive constructive criticism in a positive manner.
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of company financial information
Planning/Organizational skills to prioritize and plan work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Ability to work accurately and efficiently with little or no supervision.
Strong analytical skills through the ability to read, analyze, and interpret data through the application of basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to work under stress with adherence to specific timelines and deadlines including the ability to multi-task in a changing environment.
Comfortable using complex ERP systems with a general understanding of system and control.
Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to multiple plant locations