Career Detail

Location: Newton, IL
Type of Employment: Full-Time

Department: Accounting

Reports to: Corporate Accounting Lead

Supervises: None

Purpose: Performs clerical accounting duties including routine and non-recurring calculations, reconciliations, verifications, and postings in a windows based accounting system while ensuring accuracy and validity in the accounting processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to operate a multi-line phone system
  • Data entry into various accounts including accounts receivable, accounts payable and the general ledger
  • Perform basic account and bank reconciliations
  • Reconciles various accounts which includes identifying discrepancies and determining corrective action
  • Verifies accuracy of information, researching incorrect information and determine the proper accounting treatment and recommending corrections
  • Sales Tax reporting and filing
  • May specialize in areas such as accounts receivable or accounts payable
  • Communicate with others in the department to answer accounting questions and resolve issues
  • Assists co-workers with related tasks as necessary
  • Basic office tasks - process mail, order supplies

Experience, Education, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Understands accounting fundamentals such as debits, credits, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as internet functions and Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Ability to use various computer programs specific to the position
  • Ag industry knowledge helpful
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience required
  • Degree in an Accounting/Finance beneficial

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