Senior Accountant (G/L) – La Crosse, WI

Referral Staffing Solutions is recruiting a Senior Accountant (G/L)- The salary range is around $60K DOE in addition to eligibility to participate in the company’s annual Incentive Compensation Plan.  This position supervisors 2-3 direct employees.

Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant-G/L will be a member of our client’s Accounting and Finance group and will be exposed to all aspects of the business through experiential learning and mentorship opportunities with the ultimate goal of development within the company.  This position provides a great opportunity to gain exposure to a key functions and grow within our client’s organization.

People or Process Management Responsibility:  Responsible for overseeing the operations in at least one of the following areas – Accounts Receivable/Cash, Inventory, and Tax.   A Senior Accountant – GL oversees a team, and plays an integral role in developing and documenting standardized procedures. This includes possessing the skills to perform the functions listed below.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2-5 years of accounting experience
  • Ability to work with large amounts of computer data
  • Strong skills with all Microsoft Office programs
  • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with customers and internal staff.
  • Ability to take ownership and be accountable for issue resolution and general client satisfaction.
  • Must present a highly professional image and attitude.
  • Highly organized, detail orientated and capable of multi-tasking.
  • Self-motivated individual with great initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Exposure to Sarbanes Oxley preferred
  • CPA Certificate strongly preferred
  • Foodservice/distribution experience

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

Responsible for period-end close process, the general ledger, and monthly account reconciliations.  This includes possessing the skills to perform the functions listed below.

  • Month/ Year End Close Process
    • Drive the month-end / year-end close process
    • Prepare month-end journal entries and assess reasonableness of information
    • Assist with internal audits and year-end external audits
    • Perform account analysis
  • Account Reconciliations and Analysis
    • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations on a timely basis
    • Identify and resolve significant variances
    • Prepare and post reconciling journal entries
    • Analyze subsidiary ledgers and coordinate with departments (AP, Credit, etc.) to address reconciling items and account detail
    • Support divisions, departments and Financial Planning and Analysis team with GL research
    • Enforce corporate policies and GAAP
    • Prepare documentation of finance processes as required
  • General Ledger Maintenance
    • Maintain the company chart of accounts
    • Ensure that GL accounts are being utilized in accordance with corporate policy and GAAP
    • Become a subject matter expert on the GL system and close processes
  • Other Duties
    • Train, mentor and supervise assigned Staff Accountant(s)
    • Manage finance driven projects across multiple functions
    • Conduct finance related training at the La Crosse Campus and divisions as required
  • Other projects or duties as assigned.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions.  Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Drug Free Workplace.

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