General Accountant

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  • Columbus, WI, USA
  • 2022-01-12

This position reports to and works closely with the Controller in the overall operations of the Finance / Accounting Department functions; this includes accounting, budgeting, recording, and reporting of financial transactions.

This role requires a 4-year college degree – preferably in accounting or business or finance

You must be very proficient with Microsoft Excel (starting with with Pivot Tables and V Lookups)

There is lots of growth and long-term potential in this role. We will be investing in YOU, and YOU in US.

We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years in accounting / finance related role.

This role has the path to senior management, so imagine the growth!

Initial Responsibilities (first 6 months):

Accounts Payable:

· New vendor paperwork and setup

· Process Accounts Payable purchasing and manual invoices

· Maintain vendor returns and credits

· Pay Vendors/ Weekly check run

Accounts Receivable:

· Process Accounts Receivable parts invoices

· Maintain customer returns and credits

· Review the Age Receivables monthly and follow-up with emails to customer

· Learn the down payment invoicing process for our products

· Balance Advance Receipts account

· Deposit checks for customer payments via remote website

· Apply customer payments to invoices

General Accounting Duties:

· Month-end journal entries

· Month-end reconciliations

· Sales & Use Tax reporting

Additional Learning (First 12 months):


· Work with Management to develop department budgets

· Assist in creation of Excel spreadsheets to develop budgets for Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Office

· Create Summary comparison of budget for review with Management notating changes/updates needed.

· Future state: assist in preparing the Budget Module in Sage for use in the next year budgeting cycle

Financial Statements:

· Assist in preparation and review of monthly Income Statement to be presented to Management using Excel and Sage ERP.

· Analyze variances of Income statement and explain in Word document notes

· Assist in creation of monthly Cash Flow statement

Year End Auditor Review:

· Assist in preparation of YE audit papers

Standard Operating Procedures:

· Establishes proficiency with new departmental accounting systems (SAGE X3) and procedures; makes recommendation on implementation of revisions to increase efficiency and effectiveness; establishes and maintains effective accounting controls.

· Reviews and maintains accounting controls by following policies and procedures, complying with Federal, State, and local financial requirements.


· Reviews and analyzes costing and ensures accuracy


· Coordinates activity on accounting projects and initiatives as assigned.

· Additional duties as developed by reporting Manager