Senior General Ledger Accountant

El Paso, Texas

Mount Franklin Foods, a leading North American manufacturer of high-quality confections and nut products based in El Paso, Texas, is looking for a highly analytical, proactive, team player, and self-directed Senior General Ledger Accountant to join our corporate offices.

Summary of Job

This position is responsible for month, quarter, and year end closings, monitoring spending for adherence to budget and making recommendation on variances, preparing financial statement reports and monthly balance sheet and P&L fluctuation analysis, preparing monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and monthly expense variance analysis, managing integrations, consolidations, eliminations, inter-company transactions, and reconciliations, ensuring accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP performing inter-company transactions, reconciliations and consolidations, analyzing the annual plan, preparing P&L fluctuation analysis, managing AP, developing, implementing and maintaining systems, procedures, and policies to ensure adherence to company guidelines, managing US General Ledger Accounting.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Independently perform accounting functions necessary to achieve accurate and timely general ledger month-end close. 
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare and post journal entries to the general ledger. 
  • Assist with financial reporting to prepare and coordinate regular monthly and quarterly financial reports.
  • Perform variance analysis on financial data. 
  • Perform detailed review, analysis, and reconciliation of general ledger accounts and financial information.
  • Assist with fixed asset accounting requirements, including capitalization policies, depreciation schedules, additions, disposals and regular reporting.
  • Maintain promotional and broker programs module and trade accrual management. 
  • Reconcile inter-company transactions and eliminations. 
  • Prepare audit materials and interact with external auditors. 
  • Ability to research, identify and resolve accounting issues.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Perform other special projects and duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or 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. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

Technical Skills

  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information, can organize and process diverse financial and accounting information, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement data, designs workflows and procedures.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Understands business implications of decisions, displays orientation to profitability, aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Develops project plans, coordinate projects, communicates changes and progress, completes projects on time, and effectively manages multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Develops workable implementation plans, communicates changes effectively, builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, supports everyone's efforts to succeed, includes when appropriate and works effectively with all other departments to accomplish company goals.
  • Data mining skills are essential with a commitment to data integrity.
  • Proficient MS Office user.
  • Clear understanding of US GAAP and financial reporting.

Soft Skills

  • Strong written, verbal and listening communication skills required. 
  • Ability to work with others, directs others, and work cooperatively with other teams to ensure completion of projects.
  • Data mining skills are essential with a commitment to data integrity.
  • Must be a team player with strong business and reporting ethics.
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize /independently manage time, able to multitask, and adhere to deadlines.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accounting required. 4+ years of relevant experience. CPA preferred.
  • Baan IV financial or other financial ERP application experience is preferred.
  • Must be bilingual with fluent use of the English & Spanish language.

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