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Robert Half Sr. Accountant in Stillwater, Minnesota

Description We are in the Scientific Instrument Manufacturing industry based in Stillwater, Minnesota, seeking a Senior Accountant to join our team. The Senior Accountant will play a crucial role in ensuring financial control over company assets and obligations, initiating monthly processes to review financial variances, and understanding and taking ownership of new and complex accounting issues. You will also be proactively partnering with various departments to develop efficient processes and communication strategies.


• Ensure adequate financial control over company assets and obligations, adhering to company procedures, and addressing control weaknesses appropriately.

• Initiate and maintain Standard Operating Procedures to address internal controls and continuity relative to the position.

• Conduct monthly processes to review variances, identify opportunities, determine causes and effects, resolve reconciling items promptly, and promote process improvement to prevent future issues.

• Understand, analyze and take ownership of new and complex accounting issues.

• Proactively partner with other departments to develop efficient processes and communication to accurately capture monthly expenses and respond to inquiries.

• Promote timely resolution of problems after research, weighing alternative solutions, and anticipate improving the process in the future.

• Guide other staff by answering questions and sharing information accordingly.

• Prioritize effectively and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Communicate effectively within the Finance department and with other stakeholders.

• Form partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders to meet project goals.


• Proficiency in SAP, Microsoft Excel, General Ledger, GAAP Accounting, US GAAP, Month End Close, Manufacturing

• Ability to Analyze Financial Statements, Monthly Financial Statements, Financial Statement Preparation. Requirements • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior accounting role

• Proficiency in using SAP and Microsoft Excel

• Prior experience in the scientific instrument manufacturing industry is preferred

• Familiarity with General Ledger and GAAP Accounting principles

• Knowledge of US GAAP is essential

• Experience with month-end close procedures

• Ability to analyze and prepare financial statements

• Experience in preparing monthly financial statements

• Proven track record in financial statement preparation

• Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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