SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under limited supervision, the Accounting Specialist performs a variety of general accounting duties involving knowledge of general accounting principles. Independently performs various daily activities related to customer rebates, deduction management, financial reporting & analysis, and business controlling. Reconciles accounts and makes general ledger entries. Coordinates with other departments for the resolution of issues and problems. Exercises initiative in arranging details to attain job objectives. This position will have frequent communication and interaction with sales account managers, corporate accounting, other finance team members, and management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure accurate system set-up and maintenance of rebate agreements and internal orders
In a timely manner, review, validate and process customer deductions and credit memos related to customer rebates while maintaining organized documentation and an adequate audit trail.
On a regular basis, monitor accrual balances and communicate potential shortages or overages to management.
Work with sales and A/R to reconcile customer rebate agreements and related deductions and credit memos.
Generate various Sales, Customer and Finance, Planning & Analysis reports while ensuring the accuracy of information and having insights to question and take action to resolve unexpected results.
Review transactions that affect the general ledger and validate that the proper journal entries are created and posted.
Provide backup support for various general accounting functions and closing entries as required.
Prepare monthly reconciliation of detail to G/L balances and resolve any differences identified.
Gather and coordinate information for the monthly close; prepare and input journal entries in accordance with a monthly close schedule.
Assist in managing capital expenditures.
Assist in managing company credit cards within the business for proper accounting.
Miscellaneous duties and special projects as requested.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to perform office administrative activities: computer and telephone skills.
Ability to produce computations and quality work with speed and accuracy.
Ability to work closely with others, a team player, and self-motivated.
Excellent understanding and the ability to maintain confidential information.
JOB REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, but not required.
Minimum of three years of Accounting or Finance experience in general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and / or fixed assets.
Results and profit-oriented with ability to organize and balance a high volume of multiple tasks at one time with minimal supervision.
Must be an independent self-starter, able to interact with internal and external customers with the drive and desire to continuously innovate and execute process improvements.
Ability to quickly understand and navigate through a detailed ERP system (SAP preferred), Analysis reports (data mining) and the Deduction system.
Experienced working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems; ability to manage use of systems including personal computer-based packages and reporting tools.
Previous experience with Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, Explorer, and PowerPoint
Strong ability and technical acumen to use spreadsheet applications at an advanced level.
Ability to perform successfully in a team environment in a professional and participative management style.
Organizational and administrative skills, well-developed management and people skills, contribute and share leanings and ideas, strong analytical and reasoning skills that result in identifying and resolving issues.
NOTE: The job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to work in front of a laptop or PC workstation for extended periods of time.
Occasional standing, sitting, walking, and talking on the phone.
This is a fast-paced work environment with consistent pressure to complete duties as outlined above which requires ability to manage multiple projects at a detailed level and provide support to many internal departments in a fast-changing environment. Many duties listed above are time-sensitive and have strict deadlines for completion.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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