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  • Direct the preparation and analysis of the monthly financial statements and operations reporting, budgeting process, and quarterly forecasting.  These processes must follow Pella Corporate guidelines and policies and must ensure these are consistent across all of the Sales Sub Branches.  Responsible for analysis of monthly activity and trends to support the operating business plans. Will review, research and explain variances to budget and forecasts utilizing complex financial models.  Special Projects and other duties as assigned and based on business necessity. 


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but not limited to:


  • Responsible for preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements in accordance Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Pella Corporation policies across multiple branches.  Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages for Pella Corporation and subsidiary management.


  • Responsible for the overall implementation and accuracy of financial systems, internal controls, procedures and business plans in order to properly record, measure and report all transactions, manage profits, assets and liabilities.


  • Responsible for the general management of cash flow and credit, receivables, payables, and invoicing.


  • Develops and administers payroll policies and procedures related to commissions and bonuses to insure timely and accurate payment to employees.


  • Provide financial support for operating plans and capital spending projects.


  • Identify and research variances to plan and prior year on monthly financial statements. Reports the findings to management.


  • Responsible for monthly cyclical activities to support the month end close such as journal entries, reconciliations, property and sales tax returns.


  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for balance sheet and income statement accounts.


  • Maintain and update general ledger accounts in appropriate financial systems.


  • Assist with comparison of financial statements to the other subsidiaries for consistent treatment of accounting transactions.


  • Assist in the preparation of forecasts and budgets for the branch. Recommend and implement process/financial model improvements.


  • Analyze material cost including analysis of General Ledger variances to perpetual inventory records and scrap. Identify areas of risk and recommend opportunities to improve processes.


  • Support physical inventory calculation per policy


  • Prepare year-end and interim audit work papers.


  • Partner with team members to drive overall business improvements.


  • Active in continuous improvement activities throughout the sales subsidiaries.


  • Special projects as assigned.




Directly supervises the Accounting Department.  Assists in the supervision of their direct reports when applicable and necessary.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The qualifications, physical demands and work environment characteristics listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required to successfully perform the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong communication skills are key.  Must be able to communicate with many internal departments in efforts to keep operations flowing smoothly.
  • Must exhibit the ability to maintain professionalism in times of adversity and pressure.
  • Must have Excel and/or Access experience reconciling large volumes of data from various sources.



Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, and three to five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Education or experience in Finance or Accounting preferred. Must have the ability to manage multiple-tasks in an environment of constant interruptions and be able to prioritize responsibilities. 



Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required as well as good public relations, public speaking, instructional/teaching, and customer service skills.  Ability to read, interpret, understand and explain documents such as processes and company reports.    Ability to effectively present information to others, gather information from others, and respond appropriately to questions from employees, managers, co-workers, agents, customers, and the general public. Must be able to listen, assess situations and make objective decisions. Must display excellent phone and email etiquette, and the ability to communicate in a pleasant and friendly manner.  Must be able to make eye contact and present a professional persona when interacting with coworkers.



Must be a team player and exhibit a strong desire to learn and promote self-growth.  Must be pro-active, have a good attitude, be self-disciplined, and self-motivated.  Must be a "take-charge" person with a demonstrated ability to follow projects through to completion.  Attention to administrative detail is required.  Must be articulate, able to give clear instructions, demonstrate organizational skills, and meet reasonable deadlines.  Must be able to maintain strict confidence with regards to sensitive and protected personnel/confidential information.  Must be able to gain trust, respect, and confidence of employees and managers. Must be able to hold firm when necessary, provide constructive feedback, and compromise when called for.  Must present in a clean and neat physical appearance and strictly abide by company dress code serving as a role model for other employees, customer and visitors.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Ability to compile and decipher information in spreadsheet format. Strong aptitude for compiling, deciphering and relating financial information in various formats.


Must have ability to solve practical problems without close supervision.  Must be able to determine appropriate resolution in dealing with employee concerns and questions and set appropriate boundaries. Must possess good thought processes, problem-solving skills, and investigative theory.  Must be able to use sound judgment and make objective decisions in the company's best interest at all times.  Must be able to demonstrate ability to synthesize people and events, problem solve, and engage individuals in effective conversation.



Must be highly proficient in using Microsoft Excel.  Proficiency with Microsoft® Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint software applications and Great Plains experience a plus.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, especially with use of the phone and computer.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear especially in use of the telephone and meetings.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus to read written company forms, correspondence, policies, brochures, state/local/federal employment law manuals, and other documents and reading materials as well as the computer.



This job requires a limited amount of travel in the range of 5% to 10% as the responsibilities are tied to the activities of the Sales Subsidiary finance team.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Primary work location will be the designated at the time of hire.


The employee will be required to enter the company's warehouse located at same address or other locations on a regular basis.  There may be occasions whereby work locations will include Trade shows or other showroom locations.  There may also be occasions when the employee will be expected/able to perform duties at home such as reading professional and/or research materials, making and accepting phone calls, composition of forms, correspondence, reports, etc. on the computer.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate in Administrative office and moderate in the warehouse.


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