Senior Accountant

Hi Line Cooperative   Elsie, NE   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on March 11, 2023

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability, financial reporting, audit preparation, and other special projects as assigned.


o Accounting documents, records and reports are prepared, maintained, and typed accurately and in a timely manner.
o Department files are appropriately maintained.
o Account reconciliations are correct and completed in a timely manner.
o Good communication and coordination exists with Company personnel. Assistance and support are provided as needed.
o Management is appropriately informed of activities.
o Accounting functions are completed in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

Education and/or Experience:
o Bachelor degree in accounting and at least 5 years of experience in a business accounting department.
o This position requires attention to detail and high compliance skills.
o MBA or CPA certification is a plus.
o Cooperative accounting experience is a plus.

Required Knowledge:
o Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer application.
o Ability to learn accounting software.
o Advanced knowledge of accounting.

o Attentive to detail and accurate.
o Well organized.
o Cooperative and willing to assist others.
o Able to use computer applications, office equipment, and telephone.

Language Skills:
o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
o Ability to write complex reports and correspondence.
o Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:
o Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
o Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
o Ability to solve practical problems with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
o Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current Drivers License.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Finger Dexterity: Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects or pinching fingers together.

Talking: One must frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately or quickly.

Average Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Repetitive Motions: Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hand and/or fingers.

Average Visual Abilities: Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery.

Physical Strength: Sedentary work; sitting most of the time. May have to lift up to 25 lbs occasionally.

Additional Information
o Accounting Activities
o Maintains General Ledger.
o Prepares month-end financial statements.
o Prepares month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance and balance sheet reconciliations.
o Serve as key point of contact for external auditors; manage preparation and support of external audits.
o Responsible for tax status, tax compliance and proper filing of tax returns.
o Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding financial issues.
o Fixed asset processing and reporting.
o Research and reconcile all discrepancies.
o Auditing and verifying documents.
o Financial Planning
o Assists department managers with preparation of annual budget.
o Provides training and leadership in financial planning.
o Verifies monthly inventory balances.
o Reviews processes and makes recommendations for improvement.
o Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
o Notifies the CFO and/or President on issues that affect the Cooperative.
o Maintains strict confidentiality.
o Ensures that work area is clean, secure and well maintained.
o Completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments as required.

o Typical office environment.
o Noise level is usually moderate

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardship on the company.

This job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract. The company maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.