• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-IA-Norway
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    **When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.





    Work closely with the Cost Accountant to help manage the organization’s manufacturing cost system, development of new product costs, and providing timely and accurate financial information 1) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles(GAAP) and 2) for manufacturing and inventory planning, control and decision-making.  This positions main responsibility includes updating spreadsheet templates with month end GL data, as well as reconciling and providing analysis of the results.




    • Review the recording of manufacturing, labor, distribution and shipment transactions, work orders, bills of material, etc. for accuracy and reasonableness
    • Prepare and analyze monthly variances from standard cost. Ability to summarize data in Excel and communicate findings on a monthly basis
    • Prepare and issue manufacturing efficiency reports
    • Ability to update complex spreadsheets at month end with utmost attention to detail
    • Ability to audit spreadsheets against system results
    • Familiarity with debits/credit and basic AP knowledge
    • Understand concept of a chart of accounts, GL structure, cost centers
    • Ability to reconcile balance sheet workpaper accounts
    • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability
    • Participate in the Engineering Change Notification (ECN) process
    • Analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories
    • Be an active participant in creating and supporting a strong internal controls environment
    • Other duties may be assigned




    This job has no supervisory responsibilities




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




    • Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or general business field or equivalent experience




    Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with a variety of people and respond to basic questions in situations where common courtesy and tact are needed.




    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to use such concepts in practical situations. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts and run reports.




    • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data and reconcile complex account.
    • Beginning knowledge of GAAP accounting processes, preferred.
    • Intermediate experience using Microsoft software, exposure to Excel such as pivot tables, formulas and sorting/filtering features is preferred.
    • Be a self-starter with limited day-to-day direction.
    • High attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to problem solve and apply judgment including understanding the sensitivity of confidential information.
    • Team player, willing to periodically perform additional functions and/or work longer hours during certain times during the year.
    • Ideally would have experience in calculating general accounting formulas.
    • Willingness to lead process improvement projects.
    • High degree of professionalism and tact




    The 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.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; and view a computer monitor or video display. The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear.




    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



    NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.




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