Staff Accountant

  • Amsted Industries
  • Grant Park, Chicago, IL, United States
Full Time Accounting Finance

Job Description

Job Description

Primary Job Function:

The Staff Accountant performs various duties to support the accounting, finance and reporting functions of the business and its operations. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, highly motivated self-starter and interested in a role within a manufacturing setting that involves learning a business and working closely with operations.  Duties and responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Assist with the month-end closing process, including preparation of journal entries, general ledger account analysis and variance analysis
  • Reconcile assigned accounts monthly with a focus of clearing reconciling items in a timely manner
  • Prepare monthly reports and supporting schedules for inclusion in Management’s monthly operations package
  • Coordinate periodic inventory counts of manufactured castings and various production supplies
  • Assist with management of purchased scrap, including reconciliation of scrap receipts, consumption tracking and monitoring of scrap piles to ensure value accuracy within SAP
  • Identify, recommend and implement improvements to existing processes and internal controls
  • Perform additional tasks and ad-hoc projects as needed.

Selection Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be have a B.S. in Accounting/Finance or related field.  1-3 years of accounting or related experience preferred.  Experience in manufacturing a plus.  Experience with SAP or another ERP system preferred.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Office and possess strong business, organizational and communication skills.  Ability to work cross-functionally to resolve issues and achieve results, including capability to handle analysis from issue identification to proposal of potential solutions.      


Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree