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Posted: 07/17/2022

Department: Finance   Location: Ayer, MA
Supervisor Title: VP Finance/Treasurer   Supervises: N/A
Employment Status: Full-time   Job Grade: P_
POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for maintaining the general ledger, assisting with the budgeting process, cost accounting, and assisting with various aspects of accounts payable and accounts receivable.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPEIRENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related discipline with a minimum of 3 to 8 years’ experience in general accounting and/or cost accounting within a manufacturing environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work independently with little to no direction, take initiative within scope of work responsibilities, ability to prioritize work, anticipate department needs, plan accordingly for needs, multi-task and adapt to change. Demonstrates effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Comfortable communicating across department lines. Proficient computer skills in MS Suite. Exposure to costing in MRP required, SAP or other similar software a plus.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical office environment working inside a controlled temperature environment. Occasional work required outside. This position may perform activities in an environment that contains hazardous elements and requires safety awareness and adherence to all safety policies and guidelines.  Work must be performed in a safe manner for personal protection and for the protection of other team members. All safety procedures, procedures described in SOPs, BPRs, and support the compliance of applicable ISO standards in all functional areas must be followed, enforced, and strictly complied with.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Position requires the ability to sit for a minimum of 6 hours per day; stand, walk, bend over and reach above head less than an hour a day; minimal lifting or carrying of 10 pounds occasionally and repetitive use of hands/arms for writing and computer work.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for corporate payroll processor in order to coordinate, verify and process bi-weekly payrolls:
    • Provide excellent customer service to employees in the areas of payroll, how to clock in/out, how to request paid time off, and 401k eligibility and participation
    • Responsible for the maintaining and ensuring biometric time clocks are functional and new hires are registered
  • Retrieve and process monthly benefits invoices for review and payment
  • Maintain Schlage access security key cards and maintain key control log
  • Maintain sales & use tax compliance throughout the US by preparing various sales tax reports and filings
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Assist with fixed asset management and periodic review of fixed asset inventory
  • Create, manage and close Capital Projects
  • Prepare and distribute depreciation forecasts for budgets
  • Prepare various monthly journal entries and other entries required for month end close
  • Perform appropriate month end closing processes
  • Maintain the general ledger account analysis and reconciliations to ensure the account balances are accurate, reasonable and have adequate support with proper documentation
  • Generate inventory reports monthly and review inventory reserve requirements with support from Supply Chain
  • Lead quarterly or bi-annual inventory counts, generate audit reports related to the count and reconcile count results for management review
  • Prepare and distribute month end reports to Management
  • Assist with preparing annual standard cost for inventory
  • Assist with variance analysis
  • Assist with analysis of monthly reporting packages
  • Prepare annual standard cost book and monthly costs sheets
  • Calculate and disseminate standard overhead rates and production days
  • Reconcile engineering budgeted production standards with SAP data
  • Actively participate in new product development meetings
  • In collaboration with system support, set up new costing reports, works centers and production schedulers
  • Analyze the monthly Material Purchase Price Variance report and provide comments to management on the variances between standard and actual costs
  • In collaboration with members of the Planning Department, prepare and input the annual fixed cost operating budget
  • In collaboration with the Accounting and Planning Manager, prepare and issue monthly budget versus actual reports to department managers
  • In collaboration with the Accounting and Planning Manager, gather and prepare information requested from the internal and external auditors
  • Assist external auditors during semi-annual and annual audits and internal auditors according to internal audit schedule
  • Assist with SAP implementation.
  • In collaboration with other accounting personnel, review and recommend modifications to the accounting systems and procedures and train end users on the new or modified work procedures
  • Participate in testing SAP work orders and other SAP features
  • Complete various accounts receivable duties such as manual billings, payment application, collections and credit reviews as it relates to institutional customers.
  • Provide support to accounts payable team members as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned 

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