Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is working with a large and stable organization in Siloam Springs, AK in their search for an Accountant. This will be a direct-hire role paying $60,000-$70,000 depending on experience. Candidates must pass a background check and drug test as part of onboarding requirements once hired. 

 

OVERVIEW:

The Accountant has responsibility for mid-level accounting activities including, but not limited to, Payroll, Accounts Payable, costing, budgeting, forecasting, inventory, month-end closing. Responsible for the completion of daily, monthly and annual accounting activities as assigned by the Plant Controller, including, but not limited to the following activities:

  • Complete labor statistical and financial data for budgeting and forecasting

  • Gather timecard information for payroll processing

  • Compare costs of production across plants

  • Track fixed assets and FA projects thru to capitalization

  • Monitor all Spend accounts for accuracy and timeliness

  • Prepare, review and finalize financial results on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis

  • Prepare annual budget schedules as assigned by the Controller

  • Create variance analyses

  • Enter, review and/or reconcile Oracle data

  • Process journal entries

  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations

  • Process daily mail and check deposits

  • Ensure compliance with corporate Mandate for Fundamental Financial Controls and existing SOX matrices

  • Participate in and support testing and audit activities

  • Support external audits by facilitating the provision of data to external auditors and responding to inquiries in a timely and professional manner

  • Identify and complete continuous improvement opportunities such as updating standard work, driving transactional improvements and reducing process work elements.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance required

 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience

  • Previous cost accounting experience preferred

  • Previous experience in a global manufacturing environment beneficial

 

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

  • Strong accounting knowledge with experience in all areas of general accounting

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong team player; proactively able to step in to support other team members as needed and share knowledge to allow cross training of all functions, builds collaborative relationships

  • Works well under pressure, effectively handles conflict and demonstrates flexibility in work style to accommodate changing priorities and fixed deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with other accountants, functional specialists outside of the plant and business leaders. Demonstrated ability to interpret data and provide meaningful information to both a financial and non-financial audience  

  • Self-motivated, capable of seeking quality solutions and continuously focusing on process improvements, while keeping the needs of the business in the forefront

  • Experience with SOX controls auditing processes and is committed to the importance of accounting standards and controls

  • Experience with Financial module systems and General Ledger systems.

  • Demonstrated excellent skill set in all Microsoft Office Products

  • Experience working with large databases

 

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