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Accounting Associate

Company: Kaiser Aluminium
Location: Spokane
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


Perform all accounting functions necessary to maintain control and record costs to provide accurate and timely financial information to management. Analyze, plan, and develop methods and procedures for collection of data using principles of accounting and originality of thought to meet new conditions.

Accounting Associate's essential functions include:

  • Prepare journal vouchers, analyze and reconcile plant general ledger costs. Performs month-end closings, cost reporting preparation, and other related accounting responsibilities.
  • Reconcile metal activities: reconcile metal receipts and metal trades, reconcile shipments to customers, exports and imports, reconcile outside converters, prepare and file reports for drawbacks to billing, initiate invoicing for manually controlled (not EDI) offsite locations for finished goods and scrap. Metal flow reconciliation: raw materials, work in process, finished goods, and lot ledgers.
  • Analyze and record costs regarding R M and construction in progress. Assist engineering in preparations of RFI's, RFDW's, major maintenance projects (per Corp. Guidelines), maintain and reconcile fixed assets ledger, capitalize and RFD projects, reconcile sales tax issues, etc.
  • Perform necessary functions related to taking and reconciling physical inventories as required, including coordination of pre-inventory.
  • Assist Accounts Payable and other Accounting Departments personnel and plant management as needed. Prepare special reports and projects, assist both internal and external audits, assist in and/or prepare plan, corporate, and governmental reporting, assist in identifying, researching, and correcting system problems, develop recommendations to improve processes. Work with management and other employees efficiently and with courtesy. Work with corporate and other outside people e.g. customers, vendors, etc.
  • Perform back up procedures for computer systems and maintain necessary historical records, hard paper copies, etc.
  • Perform all other necessary functional requirements on the Trentwood Accounting process within area of responsibility.
  • Perform spreadsheet analysis, requiring working knowledge or applicable personal computer software.
  • Understands and utilizes a variety of plant and corporate accounting data collection systems: CMS, TOPS, etc.
  • Keep work areas in a safe, clean, and orderly Benefits
    • Medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance, including spouse and children (no payroll deductions)
    • $31.2753 per hour
    • 10 paid holidays per year
    • Vacation after one year (begins at 40 hours and increases based on years of service)
    • Cost Of Living Adjustments
    • Shift differential schedule premiums (rotating shifts)
    • Boot Allowance
    • Birthday Gift Card
    • 401K
    • Pension Plan
    • Monthly Bonus structureRequirements

      • Minimum of an Associate's Degree in Finance/Accounting, Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting preferred
      • Experience of cost accounting and analysis
      • Good knowledge of accounting concepts, practices, and procedures
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Proven ability to work in teams
      • High attention to detail
      • An analytical mind with superior problem solving aptitude
      • Efficient multitasker with excellent project prioritization
      • Proficient PC skills, including Windows, Word, and ExcelPERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

        This individual will:
        • Have well developed interpersonal and business partnering skills, with the desire to identify, connect with and influence key strategies at all levels of the organization.
        • Be someone with an exceptional capacity to understand the complexity and nuances of Kaiser Aluminum's organization, the market in which it competes, and the value drivers and key performance metrics in the business
        • Be willing to work flexible hours.PERFORMANCE FACTORS
          • Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
          • Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
          • Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.


            Approximately 95% of the job function is performed in an office setting requiring normal safety precautions. 5% of the job function is required in the plant. There is exposure to operating machinery and a manufacturing environment.

Keywords: Kaiser Aluminium, Spokane , Accounting Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Spokane, Washington

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