Senior Accountant

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Description/Job Summary

Brownells enjoys a great reputation in its industry and a great team to drive that brand, but we’re constantly growing and need passionate people like you to join our team. As a family-owned company for more than 75 years, we can’t wait to meet you -- and your family.

Speaking of your family, they come first, and we’ll always do our best to help you spend the most time with them possible. In fact, we can prove it. We’re the proud recipients of The Alliance of Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction in both 2014 and 2015. We achieved this by implementing a number of employee-friendly programs including flexible work arrangements, and numerous initiatives designed to enhance the quality of the lives of our team members and their families.

Because of our great team, we’re able to maintain a small-company feel, backed by the Midwestern values of honesty, integrity and respect, while being an internationally-recognized brand with customers in more than 60 countries worldwide.

We’re proud to be a progressive company in a traditionally conservative industry, we’re proud of our shooting heritage and we are Serious About Firearms.

This position is responsible for completing the month-end close process and assisting with the preparation of the consolidated monthly financial statements. This position will also assist with the annual year-end audit, financial statement analysis, ad-hoc reporting and other duties as assigned. Monthly responsibilities include the preparation of account reconciliations, journal entries, account analyses, and reviewing financial statement results with management across the organization.
  • Assists in month-end closing, financial statement preparation, and distribution
  • Prepare month-end account reconciliations and calculates reserve/allowance adjustments
  • Prepares and records month-end journal entries
  • Reviews disbursements for proper coding, expense vs. capitalization
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with GAAP as well as IRS and other regulatory agencies
  • Responsible for maintenance of corporate fiscal records
  • Maintains general ledger
  • Advises on best practices and establishes change control documentation and ensures compliance with policies and procedures
  • Identifies areas for improvement
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on all regulatory changes affecting the company as they related to the finance and accounting department
  • Provides input into the training needs of less experienced team members
  • Assists less-experienced peers
  • Communicates with co-workers, management, and others in a courteous and professional manner
  • Builds and maintains effective working relations with internal and external customers
  • Create and maintain support for maintenance of corporate records
  • Assists with acquisition accounting and related service issues
  • Assists external auditors in audits of the organization

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • 6+ years of Accounting experience OR at least 2 years of Public Accounting experience
  • BS/BA in Accounting required
  • CPA preferred
  • Audit/compliance experience preferred
  • Experience in Manufacturing/Logistics/Distribution industry preferred
Knowledge & Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Knowledge in accounting concepts and application
  • Financial statement preparation & analysis
  • Account reconciliation
  • Developing organization budgets
  • Infor/ERP implementation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Independent judgment/decision making
Leadership Competencies
  • Customer Focus (L3)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L3)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L3)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L3)
  • Drive for Results (L4)
  • Professional Accounting Standards, Requirements and Procedures Understanding and Compliance (L3)
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance (L4)
Physical Demands
  • Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns
  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
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Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

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