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Maybrook, NY
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Accounts Payable Accountant POSITION SUMMARY: Eastern Alloys, Inc., a major producer of zinc alloys since 1965 with its Corporate Headquarters in Maybrook, NY (Newburgh vicinity), has a long-term career opportunity available for an Accounts Payable Accountant (new position). This individual will report to the Corporate Controller and support the various business units in a multi-company, multi-state operating environment. The Accounts Payable Accountant is responsible for all aspects of the procure-to-pay process (accounts payable administration, invoice processing, payments, etc.). The person will operate with the highest degree of accuracy, honesty and integrity in a team-oriented and deadline driven environment. He/she will work with and support all business unit personnel, the Corporate Controller, and the Chief Financial Officer. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Specific accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Review, validate and process vendor and supplier invoices for appropriate documentation, approval, and accuracy prior to processing. Ensure and assign proper ERP system and general ledger coding of all invoices. Administer and review accounts payable aging's and manage vendor/supplier accounts. Determine daily cash requirements based on aging of payables and business unit requests. Reconcile accounts payable sub-ledgers to control accounts. Generate payments to vendors and suppliers (checks, wires, ACHs). Filing of select governmental and tax reports. Reconcile all accounts payable and payment data between sales/purchase system and general ledger to ensure accuracy and completeness. Maintain all accounts payable reports, analyses, reconciliations, and files including, but not limited to, the accounts payable aging's; check registers; accounts payable distribution; purchase journals; and registers. Participate and assist in the record-to-report process and ensure efficient, accurate and expeditious record to report processes are followed. (monthly and annual closing of books through issuance of financial reports). Upload check and payment registers to the banking system on a daily for positive pay purposes. Maintain and administer freight accruals and related processing in across systems. Process stop payments and void checks. Print and obtain signatures on all accounts payable related checks. Distribute signed checks. Record debit and credit memos, as required. Prepare daily, weekly, and month-end reports. Maintain and administer the 1099 process and reporting. Analyze and reconcile various vendor and general ledger accounts. Accurately and completely respond to inquiries from suppliers/vendors, credit references, and business unit personnel. Assist with daily cash management, forecasting, coding of related activity, and banking transactions.. Provide external auditors and bank examiners with requested information in order to expedite audits. Assist with the preparation of all monthly and quarterly sales and use tax returns. Assist with tax, and statutory audit requests; supply auditors with information and work papers. Filing. Other tasks and projects, as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting required. Accomplished professional with a minimum of five years of accounting experience. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite Excel (pivot tables, v-look-ups, formulas), Word and Outlook. Able to work well in a deadline driven environment. Strong problem-solving capability, ability to make recommendations and implement ideas and change. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Solid experience with financial systems, implementations and upgrades. CORE COMPETENCIES: Honesty & Integrity. Commitment to teamwork. Commitment to quality, continuous improvement, timeliness and accuracy. Results oriented. Challenge the status quo. Customer service focus. Solid understanding of accounting. Highest sense of ownership, accountability, responsibility and urgency. Ability to work effectively as an individual contributor, collaboratively, and as part of a team within Finance and cross-functionally. Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, problem solving, prioritization, decision making and organization skills. Ability to summarize findings and present recommendations in a well thought out and concise fashion. Self-starter, results oriented, passionate, enthusiastic, and possessing a positive, can-do attitude. Solid hands-on familiarity with accounting software and systems. Quality control - the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors their own work to ensure quality; and applies feedback to continuously improve performance. Flexible and adaptable - the individual readily adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and able to deal with frequent change or unexpected events. Dependability - the individual is consistently at work and on time; follows instructions; responds to management direction; and solicits feedback to improve performance. Note: This Job Description reflects Eastern Alloys' current assessment of the Accountabilities, Qualifications, Core Competencies and Essential Functions for this position; however, nothing in this Job Description shall restrict Eastern's right to reassess and/or reassign the responsibilities and duties for this position at any time. Eastern Alloys, Inc. (and affiliated companies) is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an excellent benefit package, including Health insurance for employee and family. Life insurance. Dental plan. 401 (k) Plan. Paid holidays, vacation, sick days, etc. Send resume to: Karen Wutch Human Resources Manager Eastern Alloys, Inc P.O. Box 317 Henry Henning Drive, Maybrook, NY 12543-0317 Phone: 845-427-2151, Fax: 845-427-5276 e-mail:
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