GENERAL ACCOUNTANT

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Location
Waseca, Minnesota
Industry
Accounting & Auditing (Business and Financial Operations Occupations)
Job Type
Temporary
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 24.52 per hour
Ref. Number
S_29633
Contact
Brady, Laura, Spherion
Phone
507-451-3400
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Job Description

Primary Objective of Position
To direct and coordinate the general accounting functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and in support of the Operations plan and business goals.

Job Responsibilities

Technical Job Functions
- Prepares monthly journal entries, including bank and general ledger reconciliations, resolving issues on a timely manner.
- Daily/Monthly processing and reconciliation of cash receipts and disbursements to various bank accounts and resolve differences.
- Prepare various daily financial related reports.
- Gatekeeper of the Supplier Database.
- Process weekly Accounts Payable checks, wires and ACH payments.
- Accountable for fixed assets; record the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets, track existing fixed assets, record depreciation, account for the disposition of fixed assets, and perform annual physical inventory of fixed assets.
- Reconcile balance sheet accounts from the subsidiary ledgers to the summary-level account in the general ledger.
- Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
- Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
- Assists in all financial audits.
- Assists in upper-level projects as needed.
- Plans and performs special financial projects/assignments for the Accounting Manager as needed.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities
??? Assume other projects and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
??? Regular and predictable attendance is presumed to be a function of all employment.

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

Skills:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes (KSAAS)

Knowledge
--Ability to satisfactorily complete and implement all OJT and required trainings.
--Ability to understand the organization structure, businesses and sites, and applying that knowledge to daily tasks, communications and assignments.
--Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices and relevant financial laws and regulations.
--Ability to critically analyze financial and operating data and reach sound conclusions.
--Demonstrate close attention to detail and numeric aptitude/orientation.
--Must have strong Excel skills.
--Ability to conceptualize, organize and explain.
--Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Analytical, Business and Technical
--Ability to apply job knowledge and skills to improve productivity, quality, timeliness and to solve problems using good judgment.
--Ability to implement new technologies or methods as needed.
--Ability to hold sensitive data and information in confidence.
--Ability to understand and implement AS9100, ISO and Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
--Ability to operate equipment and use tools and techniques effectively, efficiently and in accordance with ergonomic principles.
--Proficiency in software as required; ability to perform math calculations, measurement, analysis or reporting as directed.
--Ability to comply with Company policies and procedures.
Communication
--Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately orally, in writing or electronically.
--Ability to communicate work goals, progress and changes as required.
Interpersonal
--Ability to apply interpersonal skills (empathy, negotiation, rapport, sensitivity), to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
--Ability to demonstrate character, integrity, honesty, ethical behaviors and industriousness.
--Ability to effectively participate in teams and projects as well as contribute to unit cohesiveness and productivity.
--Ability to anticipate, negotiate and manage conflicts, problems, changing situations and deadlines.
Quality
--You will be part of a QMS (Quality Management System) that continually aims to reduce/eliminate non-conformances while striving to meet/exceed customer expectations in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

Safety
--Safety is a commitment to every employee as we strive to provide maximum safety to all employees.

Education:
Associate

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications
??? A combination of education and experience will be considered. Bachelor???s degree or two-year degree in Accounting. Three years??? experience in Accounting and Financial functions, preferably in manufacturing. Or, a combination of education and experience.
??? Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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