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Accounting Specialist

Location:  Lynn, MA

Department:  Accounting

Position Type:  Full Time

Job Summary

Within the new Kettle Cuisine shared services model, the role of the Accounting Specialist is to complete various operational transactions involving Accounts Payable & Receivables for the assigned KC entity(ies), which operate on a variety of ERP systems. This will include various aspects of accounting with emphasis on collections as well as completing other projects as needed. The initial focus of this role will be to transition the AP/AR activities currently conducted at an entity in WI to the headquarters in Lynn, MA. Following a smooth transition, the Accounting Specialist will improve and enhance the quality of the process.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Process PO and non-PO invoices in ERP system(s)
  • Manage electronic invoice approvers to maintain three-day cycle time
  • Process manual check requests, expense reports, and other manual invoices as needed
  • Perform weekly payment runs (checks & ACH) to pay vendors within contracted terms
  • Maintain vendor records and new vendor setup compliance (incl 1099 vendors)
  • Manage outstanding check list to ensure uncleared checks have not expired
  • Trigger auto-email, EDI, and exception snail mail invoices to customers on a daily basis
  • Post all cash receipts, discounts, allowances, returns and other charge backs to customer accounts timely and accurately
  • Contact customers by means of direct phone calls and emails concerning past due invoices
  • Maintain customer records and setup compliance
  • General accounting duties: posting journal entries, account reconciliations and special projects as needed
  • Assist in month end close and annual audit

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of accounting experience in an account payable or receivable role
  • Bachelors degree in related field (i.e. Accounting/Finance/Business)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills with emphasis in Excel and system skills
  • Great Plains experience preferred
  • Having worked in manufacturing environment within food industry is not required but a plus.
  • Financial and business acumen

Required Attributes

  • Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward
  • Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team
  • Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments
  • Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect

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