• Controller

    Job Locations US-IA-Norway
    Req No.
    2018-1981
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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


     

    SUMMARY

    This position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Plans, directs and coordinates all accounting operational functions; including the oversight of payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, membership and general accounting and cost accounting.
    • Assesses accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes.
    • Establishes, monitors and enforces of accounting policies and procedures.
    • Establishes, monitors and enforces internal controls which provides for the safe-guarding of the Company’s assets and assures the accurate and timely reporting of the Company’s financial results and position.
    • Ensures the successful completion of the company’s regulatory filings, including tax planning and compliance.
    • Manages the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results.
    • Plans, organizes, and coordinates the year-end close process with external auditors, including financial and benefit plan audits.
    • Prepares financial statements, including balance sheet and cash flow statements; develops and monitors business performance metrics.
    • Planning, budgeting and authorizing expenditures.
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database, as needed.
    • Hires, trains and retains competent accounting staff; and designs an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.
    • Manages external relationships with banks, lessors, insurance, benefit administrators facilitating effective and efficient ‘back-office’ support of day-to-day transactions.
    • Provides management with information vital to the decision-making process.
    • Assists with establishing and implementing short and long range departmental goals, objectives, and development plans for the finance team.
    • Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical.
    • Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training.
    • Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action.
    • Other duties as may be assigned

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Possess the ability to coach and mentor to optimize capabilities and ensure financial transactions are reported accurately and timely.

    Reinforces a safety culture: leads by example, reminds employees to work safely, praises good behavior and safe practices, encourages suggestions, communicates consequences for unsafe acts, holds employees accountable, disciplines employees when warranted.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    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.

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or finance or related field from four-year college or university; and 8-10 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree as well as CPA and CMA is preferred.

    Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

    Experience with Tier 2 or higher ERP software and strong knowledge of data management. Familiarity of database software, and other business software such as Enterprise Content Management and HR/payroll systems.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Ability to read, analyze and interpret such items as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or simple governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, or procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present financial information.

     

    QUANTITATIVE SKILLS:

    Must be able to calculate figures and amounts for all bookkeeping, payroll, and budgets. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets, charts and reports and analyze and apply information to make practical, day-to-day business decisions.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    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.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    Primarily in an office environment. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.

    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.

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