Northern Radiator

Accounting Clerk - Willmar, MN 56201

Northern Radiator, a 100% EMPLOYEE OWNED COMPANY, is looking for an Accounting Clerk at our headquarters in Willmar, Minnesota.

The Accounting Clerk is responsible for managing the processes of accounts payable and accounts receivable (AP/AR) duties, as well as assisting the Finance department in completing tasks and services necessary for the basic operation of the company.
Northern Radiator provides high quality heating and cooling products for automotive, agricultural, truck, industrial and racing products. Northern Radiator has been in business over 50 years. Our headquarters, manufacturing facility, and primary distribution facility is located in Willmar, Minnesota with multiple regional distribution centers located throughout the U.S

Why you should join our Team:

  • Northern Radiator genuinely cares about all of our employees. You are a name, not a number. Average employee tenure is over 11 ½ years.
  • Employee Ownership & Culture of Caring: Be part of something greater than “just a job”. Northern Radiator is 100% Employee Owned.
  • Retirement plans: Generous Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K plan with a Company Match.
  • Excellent Benefit Package: health, dental, vision, accident and hospital indemnity insurance. Company paid life insurance, short term and long term disability.
  • Consistent day shift hours, no evenings or weekends, and a flexible work-life balance.
  • Paid vacation and paid holidays.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accounts payable and administer payable/billing, reconciliations, deposits, and entries to support the accuracy of accounts.   
  • Code payables and invoices according to company procedures and chart of accounts.
  • Examine figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper chart of account codes.
  • Review all invoices to verify, correct amounts, and receive appropriate documentation and obtain approval prior to payment and invoicing as needed.
  • Reconciling payments, support collection efforts, and adjust accounts per company procedures.
  • Make certain that receiving documents match invoices for parts and quantities received.
  • Enter debits, credits, and total accounts on company accounting software.
  • Develop processes to ensure recurring payments and invoicing are produced in a timely manner.
  • Complete daily bank deposits.
  • Provide accurate information to vendors or individuals regarding their accounts.
  • Monitor all transactions to confirm proper sales and use tax treatments, along with assisting in posting exemption certificates.
  • Obtain and match receipts for all company credit card purchases.
  • Monitor and maintain purchase order balancing report. Contact vendors when necessary for credits due to company and/or for missing invoices.
  • Support collection efforts and adjusting accounts as needed.
  • Print and obtain signatures on all accounts payable checks. Distribute signed checks as required.
  • Post manual payments as needed for wire transfers and handwritten checks.
  • Process check requests and invoicing as needed.
  • Process Parcel Insurance Plan (PIP) insurance report, pay monthly.
  • Maintain and keep all vendor account information, including but not limited to, proper names and addresses, contact information, payment terms, and 1099 information.
  • Manage and complete 1099 reporting process at year end and throughout the year. Keep up to date on appropriate laws.
  • Comply with and stay up to date on federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Answer vendor and customer inquiries or direct concerns/questions to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain all accounts payable/receivable reports, spreadsheets, and corporate accounting files.
  • Note and report discrepancies found in records.
  • Assist Chief Financial Officer as necessary.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
  • Assist with customer set-up and ongoing maintenance of customer accounts.
  • Conform to all safety rules and use all appropriate safety equipment.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • File invoices for storage. Perform filing and copying.
  • Other duties as assigned to fulfill position objectives.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have an eye for detail. Accuracy is imperative.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.   
  • Must have advance skills in Microsoft Excel to prepare spreadsheets.
  • Ability to interpret and explain accounting and fiscal related policies procedures and practices.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner as well as display initiative.
  • Hands on, self-starting, and disciplined with ability to work independently in a high-volume environment that requires a work product that is highly accurate and timely.
  • Well-developed analytic and investigative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer service skills, both in person and over the phone sufficient to deal effectively with staff, customers, and vendors.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • High degree of integrity including ability to successfully deal with sensitive or confidential information.
  • Be accessible, helpful, and responsive while communicating with staff, customers, and vendors concerning payments, expenses, and invoices. customers, management, internal and customer service personnel, warehouse management and the sales team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Or three years of previous work experience in accounting functions.
  • Must have advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must have previous experience in computer-based ERP management software.    

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office setting using typical office equipment including but not limited to the following items: computer, keyboard, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, and other office equipment as needed.

Physical Requirements:

This is a sedentary office work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  This job requires working with a computer, frequent typing, using a mouse, and 10 key work. Work requires reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing is required to perceive information at spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

We are looking forward to your application! Northern Radiator would like to thank everyone who submits a resume for this position. Please contact us for a full job description. Northern Radiator is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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