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Senior Accountant

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Brownells

Grinnell, IA 50112
15 May 2019
Annual Salary
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.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists in month-end closing, financial statement preparation, and distributionPrepare month-end account reconciliations and calculates reserve/allowance adjustmentsPrepares and records month-end journal entriesReviews disbursements for proper coding, expense vs. capitalizationResponsible for ensuring compliance with GAAP as well as IRS and other regulatory agenciesResponsible for maintenance of corporate fiscal recordsMaintains general ledgerAdvises on best practices and establishes change control documentation and ensures compliance with policies and proceduresIdentifies areas for improvementResponsible for keeping up to date on all regulatory changes affecting the company as they related to the finance and accounting departmentProvides input into the training needs of less experienced team membersAssists less-experienced peersCommunicates with co-workers, management, and others in a courteous and professional mannerBuilds and maintains effective working relations with internal and external customersCreate and maintain support for maintenance of corporate records
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with acquisition accounting and related service issuesAssists external auditors in audits of the organization
Education and Experience High school diploma, GED, or equivalent requiredSix to nine years of Accounting experience OR at least 3 years of Public Accounting experienceBS/BA in Accounting requiredCPA preferredAudit/compliance experience preferredExperience in Manufacturing/Logistics/Distribution industry preferred Knowledge & Skills Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially ExcelKnowledge in accounting concepts and applicationFinancial statement preparation & analysisAccount reconciliationDeveloping organization budgetsInfor/ERP implementationFinancial AnalysisIndependent 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 environmentsErgonomics
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. Category: Finance , Keywords: Senior Accountant

Reference: 708083638

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