General Ledger Accountant
Company: NORTHWEST PIPE COMPANY
Posted on: November 23, 2022
Get ready to grow with us!
Northwest Pipe Company is the nation's leading manufacturer of
water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience,
we're just getting started! Our business is growing, and we're
looking for great people to grow with us. We're immediately seeking
a General Ledger Accountant to join our Northwest Pipe team in
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
Bonus Potential (2x per year)
Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Opportunities for Career Advancement
Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and
Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do
and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point
fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually
investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it
Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly
changing business environment. Working together across all job
functions is critical to achieving our success.
ABOUT THE JOB: The General Ledger Accountant has a broad range of
corporate accounting responsibilities, including account analysis
and reconciliations, monthly journal entries, daily treasury
function, and assistance with audits. The General Ledger Accountant
will document and update policies and procedures for areas of
responsibility, resolve accounting discrepancies, and be
cross-trained with the key duties of other team members.
Responsibilities also include special projects.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare accounting analysis, journal entries, and account
Treasury support functions including daily cash reconciliation,
positive pay, and borrowing administration.
Resolve accounting discrepancies.
Provide assistance with the external financial audit, and internal
Support the Company's financial reporting function, including
preparation of financial disclosure schedules.
Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with Company
policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of
responsibility. Maintain and update internal control procedures for
Lead special projects as assigned.
Back-up responsibility for general ledger accounting performed by
other team members.
Accounting and compliance for sales and use tax, which may include
filing returns for multiple jurisdictions, maintaining knowledge of
sales and use tax rules, and responsibility for coordination of
sales and use tax audits.
Other duties as assigned by the Corporate Services Manager.
Types of interactions are in-person discussions and meetings, phone
calls, and emails.
Daily interaction with other members of the Finance department.
Moderate interaction with staff in other corporate departments, and
staff at plant locations.
Occasional interaction with external auditors, representatives of
taxing jurisdictions, and bank representatives.
Interaction typically relates to accounting transactions, of
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Strong grasp of GAAP and technical accounting experience obtained
through either audit or industry experience.
Familiarity with internal controls.
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task,
monitor workflow to meet critical deadlines and project timetables,
and adjust priorities.
Highly detail oriented and efficient; seeks to continuously build
efficiencies in work flows.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Highly proficient in Excel.
SAP experience preferred.
Able to work on complex tasks independently, and in a team
Able to clearly and concisely document workflows into a supportable
A positive attitude and desire to contribute to the success of the
BA/BS in Accounting or equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience required.
Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and
detail on our work environment is available on our application
portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity
and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position,
with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified
prior to the close date.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment 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.
Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order
to perform the essential functions of this position.
Over 2/3 of the time:
Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position,
particularly for sustained periods.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
handling to type.
Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape,
temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of
Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularity for long
distances or moving from one work site to another.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken
word; those activities where detailed or important spoken
instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly,
Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information
accurately, in written or diagram form.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels
with or without correction, and having the ability to receive
detailed information through oral communication, and making fine
discriminations in sound.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the
wrist, hands, and/or fingers such as moving a mouse and typing.
Up to 2/3 of the time:
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
to operate a mouse, phone, computer, and other office machines.
Less than 1/3 of the time:
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with
steady force in order to thrust forward downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw,
drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding,
ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and
Kneeling/Crouching: Position self to look under or around equipment
or areas of production
Stooping: Positions self to lift items off the floor.
Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or move
objects from position to position.
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or
up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of
force constantly to move objects.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an
activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures;
transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading;
visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or
operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement
devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close
to the eyes.
Over 2/3 of the time the worker is required to have:
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up
and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given
Up to 2/3 of time the worker is required to have:
Distance vision (clear feet at 20 feet or more)
Ability to adjust visual focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring
an object into sharp focus)
The worker is subject to activities which occur inside the office
Over 2/3 of the time:
Quiet conditions when working in the office
Personal Protective Equipment is required when in the Plant, Yard
or Construction Areas:
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