Site Accountant

Location: Forest Lake, MN

Our client, a manufacturing company, is seeking a Site Accountant to join their team. The Site Accountant will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations at the Forest Lake, MN location.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the accounting function, including the preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Lead the month end, quarter end, and year end close process
  • Implement process improvements to streamline accounting procedures
  • Provide decision support for Operations at the Forest Lake location

KEY DUTIES

  • Ensure internal control procedures are followed for sales, operations, and finance activities
  • Manage cash flow and develop weekly cash forecasting reports
  • Analyze financial performance, identify trends, and provide recommendations to leadership
  • Monitor cost of goods sold, product variances, overhead costs, and other operating expenses
  • Establish and update standard costs
  • Conduct quarterly reviews of balance sheet accounts
  • Lead annual audits
  • Maintain accurate physical inventory records
  • Create and manage plant level budgets and forecasts
  • Oversee capital expenditure and fixed asset records
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and projects as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a Controller in a manufacturing environment
  • Expertise in financial reporting, cost accounting, consolidation, and financial analysis
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and ERP systems
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