Accounting Assistant

Posted: January 12, 2022

Company Background

Form-A-Feed, Inc., founded in 1973, was established with a passion to form the feed to fit the farm and meet each livestock producer’s needs. Our mission is to serve the livestock production industry through innovative solutions, professional services, and customer focus.  The company has grown significantly with committed employees and our vision is to be recognized as the market leader for livestock nutrition and production solutions.  Through innovation, nutritional expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and strategic investment, Form-A-Feed will be the first choice for livestock producers and consumers.  Form-A-Feed’s products and services are delivered across the nation and into international markets providing specialty products and services across Dairy, Beef, Swine, Forage, and Companion Animals.  Today there are two manufacturing locations, in Stewart, MN and New Richmond, WI. Our ability to formulate unique nutritional solutions in a variety of sizes, quantities and delivery options is what makes us different from other manufactures.

Form-A-Feed builds on the following core values which represent how the company chooses to do business:

  • Family – First and foremost, Form-A-Feed values the entity of family. Founded by the Nelson Family, we continue to instill “Family First” value in all we do – from our personal families to our Form-A-Feed family – including customers, dealers, Nelson Family Companies, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Respect – We take pride in the fact that we treat every customer, every supplier, and every employee fairly and professionally, as they wish to be treated. Our belief to respect everyone is key to the relationships we have formed, both today and those we make in the future.
  • Professionalism – We value ethical, fair, hardworking, educated and responsive behaviors that embody professionalism.
  • Integrity – We value doing the right thing. Our employees are dependable, honest, trustworthy, genuine, and consistent.
  • Innovation – We value flexible, creative, unique, and passionate ideas about formulating new solutions that help feed the world.
  • Quality – We value the safety of our employees, customers, and products. We continuously work to do our part to ensure a safe and high-quality food supply for current and future generations.

Position Objective:

The Accounting Assistant is expected to meet the qualifications as outlined below.  This position is a vital part to the overall success of our organization as a manufacture of animal feed and nutrition products and services.

You will be proud to work for a company with a strong family history in the animal feed industry and opportunities to grow personally and professionally.  In this position, you will be responsible for multiple companies assisting in accounting support functions, monthly journal entries, fixed asset management, monthly account reconciliations and state sales tax filings.

In this role you should be prepared to work in a fast paced, team centered environment that will challenge you and allow you to use your experience and expertise to develop the company and enhance your continued growth within the animal feed and nutrition industry.

Reporting:

This position reports to the VP Finance

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the VP of Finance in the primary role of invoicing
  • Perform pre-invoicing tasks such as posting manufacturing batches
  • Research inventory issues identified during the invoicing process
  • Required understanding of the accounting system and the flow of information.
  • Collaborate with other internal departments providing support and gathering of information, providing advice and assistance, as necessary
  • Additional accounting projects required or directed by the VP Finance, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in qualified field
  • 2-5 years of accounting experience
  • Strong attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Creative, with a passion for detailed accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical and computer related skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office, proficient in Excel, specifically pivot tables
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School graduate with 2-year associates degree
  • Proven accounting experience
  • Strong attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical and computer related skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office, proficient in Excel
  • Understanding of general accounting procedures
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed and works well in a team centered environment
  • Selected candidate to work and office out of the corporate offices in Stewart, MN

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist and/or reach with your arms and legs
  • Ability to safely lift objects and/or products, up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written, verbal, and electronic formats
  • Ability to listen and understand instructions and information and communicating the same
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical equations
  • Ability to understand complex data and information
  • Ability to interpret complex information and explain its meaning to others
  • Ability to understand business critical information and confidentiality of such information
  • Ability to stay strong under pressure, evaluating large amounts of data
  • Ability to think rationally and portray sound judgment

 


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