Staff Accountant – Columbus, Ohio

Location: 8351, North High Street, Columbus, Ohio

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Job Title:                                           Staff Accountant

Location:                                           Corporate office

Reports To:                                      Controller

Employment Classification:         Exempt

Summary/Objective:      Provides general accounting support by maintaining general ledger accounts and related activities for the financial statements and reports in accordance with GAAP.


  1. Gather and reconcile all written checks each day. Ensure accuracy when preparing positive pay files for upload to the bank in a timely manner.
  2. Gather and reconcile all branch accounting transactions each day. Ensure accuracy when processing, importing, and posting generated journal entries into the corporate accounting system.
  3. Gather and reconcile subsidiary ledger accounting transactions. Ensure accuracy when processing, importing, and posting generated journal entries into the corporate accounting system.  Subsidiary ledgers include cash management, fixed assets, inventory adjustments, etc.
  4. Provide senior management timely and accurate revenue reports.
  5. Create general ledger journal entries.
  6. Perform general ledger reconciliations.
  7. Provide monthly inventory reconciliation and reporting.
  8. Maintain the company’s fixed assets subledger, in accordance with the company’s depreciation directives.
  9. Reconcile and balance the company’s corporate bank accounts, A/P, and A/R accounts on a monthly basis.
  10. Provide checkoff remittances to the AP department for payment, in accordance with defined due dates.
  11. Complete financial surveys, such as USDA and P&S, and all state licensing, in a timely manner.
  12. Process and prepare livestock contribution reports for Parks on a monthly basis.
  13. Provide leadership to field office staff, including Centralization, to ensure processing of accounting activities accurately and timely. (Customer Service)
  14. Create accounting adhoc reports for senior management as requested.
  15. Process expenses through concur and send report to payroll on a bi-weekly basis for payment.
  16. Track and maintain all records kept with Iron Mountain in accordance with UPI’s recordkeeping policy.
  17. Communicate effectively and professionally both internally and externally displaying a positive attitude at all times.
  18. Provide exceptional customer service by communicating in a professional manner to all employees and acknowledging/responding to all emails and phone calls within 24 hours.
  19. Communicates pertinent issues to the Controller and make recommendations, as appropriate.
  20. Ensure that all company policies and procedures are followed.

*Other responsibilities as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

Travel Requirements:  None

Education Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.

Certifications/Licenses:  None.

Experience:  Two or more years of general accounting experience. Proficiency using MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.  Prior experience using accounting software required, preferably using SAGE. Experience or knowledge of the agriculture industry preferred.

Competencies: Ethical; Business Acumen; Analytical; Financial Management; Excellent Communication skills; Interpersonal skills; Prioritization skills; Time-Management; Organization; Multi-Tasking; Detail oriented; Confidentiality; and Team oriented.

Physical Requirements: Typically involves sitting; occasional lifting of up to 10 lbs.; Must be able to communicate, both by speaking and by listening in person and over the telephone.  Must be able to hear by perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Must be able to finger by picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand as in handling. Must be able to reach by extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Work Environment: This work environment is primarily indoors in a climate-controlled office environment.



All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.