Staff Accountant (Ames)

Company Name:
Renewable Energy Group
POSITION PURPOSE:
The purpose of this job is to be responsible for the internal financial reporting of various REG entities by assisting with theGeneral Ledger,Day-to-Day Activities, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Financial Statement Preparation, and Special Projects and Analysis.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Key Accountabilities:
General Ledger
Prepare regular and timely reconciliation of accounts to ensure accuracy
Prepare monthly accruals
Prepare journal entries for appropriate adjustments to balance sheet and income statement accounts
Day-to-Day Activities
Compiles and codes vendor invoices for appropriate payment approval
Ensure accuracy of coding of vendor invoices for detailed categories for tracking purposes (Determining if items need to be tracked for future reference)
Ensure timely and accurate processing of accounts payable
Maintain perpetual records with high enough degree of accuracy to allow use in preparation of monthly financial statements
Work with managers regarding record keeping requirements established by regulatory agencies and industry to assure company compliance
Troubleshoot system functions and suggest effective solutions
Assist with periodic redesign/update of the accounting system
Assist in the design of statements and reports
Fixed Assets
Maintain accurate fixed asset records, including depreciation schedule and monthly reconciliations
Establish depreciation methods and lives in accordance with IRS and REG practices
Inventory
Assist with development/maintenance of accurate inventory accounting system
Monitor daily entry of inventory transactions to assure accurate and timely records for plant locations
Coordinate reconciliation of perpetual inventory to physical measurements on a regular basis (month-end physical measurements, cycle counts, etc.)
Coordinate recording of daily-computerized production records for all inventory production or processing, including ?exception? reports
Financial Statement Preparation
Prepare monthly balance sheet
Prepare monthly income statement
Prepare monthly cash flow statement
Prepare monthly operational statement
Special Projects and Analysis
Provide special assistance to various departments as needed
Make recommendations for improvements to accounting and control procedures
Assist with training of personnel, as requested
Perform other duties as assigned
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Education Required : 4 year bachelor?s degree - Accounting, Finance, or related business degree
Experience Required : 0-4 years
Skills Required :
Advanced Excel skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Extensive math and accounting skills
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Special skills or knowledge preferred:
JD Edwards

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