Fargo, North Dakota

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you're empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.

This position will be located in: Fargo , ND or Brooklyn Park, MN

Job Summary

Supports the day-to-day operations of the accounting area by preparing and reviewing journal entries, maintaining the accuracy of the general ledger accounts, creating standard accounting reports and supporting management. Is a key player in the month-end close process and annual financial statement audits. Researches and interprets accounting policies and regulations and maintains and identifies potential improvements to internal controls.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions
  • Reconciles and maintains the general ledger accounts.
  • Prepares, processes and reviews journal entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Compiles balance sheet, profit and loss statement, statement of cash flows and other reports monthly, quarterly, and annually for BSE management.
  • Assists with the accurate and timely completion of the month-end close process.
  • Assists branch/regional/department/executive managers with questions regarding financial statements and reporting.
  • Coordinates the initiation of wire transfers.
  • Reviews and analyzes margins, payroll, rebates, accruals and true-ups.
  • Coordinates the financial statement consolidation and conversion to SAP for newly acquired companies.
  • Researches and interprets accounting policies and regulations and advises management to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • Maintains and identifies potential improvements to BSE's internal controls.
Non-essential Functions
  • Assists with financial audits.
  • Assists Financial, Planning & Analysis team with compiling information for the annual budget.
  • Collaborates with Process Improvement Accountant with identifying and implementing process improvements.
  • Leads or assists with special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a four-year accounting, finance or business administration degree with three to six years of progressive accounting or related experience.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or similar designation is preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English is required.
  • Prefer strong working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint), Internet, Email and SAP software.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, reading, and customer service skills are preferred with the ability to effectively plan and organize.
  • Excellent customer service skills include being competent, accurate, responsive and engaged.

Physical Requirements

Frequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day:
Occasionally 0 - 33% Frequently34 - 66% Continuously: 67 - 100%
  • Lift from Waist:
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Lift from Floor:
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Frequently
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Carried for Distance:
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all

Physical Activity

Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:
  • Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) - Continuously
  • Standing (for sustained periods of time) - Frequently
  • Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) - Frequently
  • Bending/stooping (downward and forward) - Occasionally
  • Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) - Not at all
  • Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) - Frequently
  • Reaching (extending arms in any direction) - Frequently
  • Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) - Occasionally
  • Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) - Occasionally
  • Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) - Occasionally
  • Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) - Continuously
  • Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) - Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) - Occasionally
  • Grasping (Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) - Continuously
  • Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working with primarily fingers and not whole hand) - Continuously
  • Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) - Frequently
  • Driving (the control and operation of a motor vehicle) - Occasionally
  • Desk work (work usually performed at a desk) - Continuously
  • Use of a computer - Continuously
  • Use of a telephone - Frequently
  • Hearing (Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) - Continuously
  • Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) - Not at all
  • Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) - Occasionally

Additional Information

This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer's discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Our History

Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry withover 100locations in24 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers' needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

Values
As a Border States employee-owner, you're responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

Mission
Border States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions.

Service Philosophy
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

Service Standards
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

Your career
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?

Border States has a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity
FSA & HSA
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Disability Benefits
401(k) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays
Paid Volunteer Time
Personal Leave time and more!
Border States provides bonuses to their employee-owners upon the achievement of branch and company goals.

Equal Opportunity For All

It's not just the law.It's something we've believed in since our founding.We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.

Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace

Fargo, North Dakota

Border States is the seventh largest electrical distributor in the United States, providing innovative supply chain products and services to the construction, industrial and utility markets. We're a 100 percent employee-owned company made up of approximately 2,500 employees spread throughout our Branch Support Center in Fargo, ND, as well as more than 100 branch locations across the country.

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