Accounting Associate III

Searcy, Arkansas
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 16.00 - US$ 21.50 per hour
Ref. Number
Nard, Joe, Spherion
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Job Description

The position is accountable to perform financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, accounting, special project analysis and creation of financial reports to provide, Division, and Business Unit management with reliable information to make decisions impacting the financial performance of the corporation.

Essential Functions:
- Prepare, review and analyze financial forecasts, operating budgets, capital expenditures, and strategic plans.
- Provide in depth analysis on financial performance and root cause variances to forecasts.
- Report daily progress of the business toward the monthly established goals, giving the management team the first line of reporting.
- Perform detailed SG&A expenditure analysis to identify trends and areas in need of cost control focus. Provide value add variance analysis to highlight issues or opportunities and promote understanding of necessary changes.
- Perform business unit finance/accounting month-end closing procedures, complete account reconciliations, prepare journal entries.
- Work collaboratively with the department to propose and implement process improvement ideas to enable more accurate and faster reporting.
- Analyze P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash flow statements for domestic and international business units.
- Perform hourly payroll duties including maintaining TimeTrack, submitting data to central payroll, investigating issues, and following up with HR/Supervisors to ensure proper coding in the system
- Support the fixed asset and capital planning activities as required

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Position Criteria:
- Detail-oriented
- High level of integrity
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to handle multiple priorities against multiple deadlines
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- Able to work well with people across multiple functions
- Ability to communicate/present to plant management
- Requires a strong understanding of standard financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow) and working knowledge and application of accounting principles and practices


1-4 years

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelors or Associates degree in Finance, Business Administration, or Accounting
- Minimum of 2 years professional experience in accounting and financial analysis

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master???s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or Accounting
- Financial analysis experience in a manufacturing environment
- CPA/CMA/or MBA a plus
- Working experience with Oracle, MfgPro, Longview or Cognos a plus

Long Term Temp Contract, with option to pursue permanent position with the company as they open up.

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