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Accounting Assistant - Mid or Sr Level

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Assistant: Responsible for fixed asset and project accounting for companies in the United States

Senior: Responsible for fixed asset and project accounting for companies in the United States. Review certain aspects of the work performed by Accounting Assistants in the area of fixed asset accounting and project accounting. 

 

Day-to-Day Role:

Assistant:

  • Oversee compliance of one area of work within the Fixed Asset department to ensure adherence to standards
  • Maintain all project accounting for fixed asset and expense projects in a timely manner
  • Maintain all fixed asset records including running depreciation on a monthly basis and managing all changes to existing assets
  • Accurately prepare accounting related schedules such as journal entries, account reconciliations, and supporting schedules, including review and reclassification of expenses to assets
  • Assist in the timely month end and year end close activities in the area of fixed assets
  • Prepare and provide training to internal and external customers on project accounting and fixed assets
  • Create accurate and concise verbal and written communication to internal departments and external business partners about fixed asset accounting
  • Run reports, compile data, and work on projects as needed in fixed assets
  • Maintain secure control of accounting related documentation; invoices, checks, journal entries, financial statements
  • Maintain accurate job aides for all duties assigned

 

Senior: includes above description in addition to the following

  • Prepare and provide training to internal and external customers on project accounting and fixed assets
  • Review projects completed by accounting assistants for completeness and accuracy and compliance with fixed assets policies, procedures and GAAP concepts
  • Review Fixed Asset Change Forms for completeness and accuracy
  • Review monthly depreciation runs, prepaid journal entries, and capitalized lease entries for completeness and accuracy
  • Prepare monthly fixed asset rollforward for all companies

 

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

Assistant-

    • Associate’s degree with an emphasis in accounting and one (1) year of accounting experience, OR
    • High school diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of accounting experience
  • Accounting experience to include journal entries, reconciling GL accounts, making month end adjusting entries, and preparing financial statements
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of accounting concepts
  • Microsoft Excel skills to include the ability to create spreadsheets (e.g., formulas such as V-lookups and pivot tables)
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects and priorities
  • Up to 5 % domestic travel 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a driver’s license 

  • Requires a favorable motor vehicle report upon hire 

 

Senior-

Includes above requirements in addition to the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting and one (1) year of accounting experience, OR
    • Associate’s degree with an emphasis in accounting and three (3) years of accounting experience
  • Accounting experience to include journal entries, reconciling GL accounts, making month end adjusting entries, and preparing financial statements
  • Strong communication skills in order to clearly explain options and solutions to end-users
  • Strong written communication skills demonstrating the ability to prepare outlines, reports, letters, and any other supplemental materials in a clear and concise manner

 

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • SAP experience, preferred

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

https://www.dartcontainer.com/eeoaa/

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at applicationassistance@dart.biz for assistance.


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