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Wendling Quarries, Inc. Accounting and Systems Analyst Associate in De Witt, Iowa

Join the Wendling Quarries, Inc. Family! WQI is looking for an Accounting and Systems Analyst Associate to be based out of our DeWitt, Iowa location.

Who We Are :

Wendling Quarries, Inc. (WQI) is a third generation family owned and operated business that produces crushed stone, sand and gravel for individuals and businesses in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. An increasing portion of our business is in the process of recycled concrete and asphalt. We have a reputation of providing quality products and prompt service to our customers. WQI shares a faithful commitment to each other, supporting each other, having fun and working together to support the communities where we live and work. Our mission is "to safely do everything we do better than anyone else" and we are committed to our core values of family, excellence and human potential. Our strategy is built around developing a highly-engaged, high-performing workforce and we take seriously the duty to give all of our employees the opportunity to become the best version of themselves.

Accounting and Systems Analyst Associate

The Accounting and Systems Analyst Associate reports to the Controller and is a member of the accounting team. The Accounting and Systems Analyst will be responsible for assisting with full cycle accounting duties for the Company. This will include supporting month-end reconciliation of accounts and preparation of system reports, as well as year-end audit preparation. A key emphasis for this person will be working as a project manager and analyst to support new technologies being implemented at Wendling Quarries. They will be working in a team of individuals in accounting, IT, HR, and various operations departments. It is expected this individual will assist Operations Leaders in designing and developing the processes to enable Wendling to become more efficient and “paperless”, utilizing our ERP system, as well as other cloud-based data processing tools.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Financial Analysis

  • Full cycle accounting duties for the Company

  • Produce journal entries; maintain and reconcile ledger accounts including but not limited to preparation of bank reconciliations, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and tax filings, and assist with month end closing

  • Follow accounting processes currently in place and work with Controller to continually improve upon these processes

  • Assist in year-end audit preparations, external audits, and preparation of annual budgets

  • Account reconciliation to assert accuracy of transactions

  • Create and reconcile mandated external reports

  • Assist in the implementation of financial controls to ensure compliance with internal accounting policies and practices

  • Assist to Controller for fixed assets and inventory controls

  • Ability to learn our Company’s current billing and payable systems from the ground up and then recommend potential ways of increased efficiencies

  • Identify process improvements and system efficiencies

  • Makes recommendations to management regarding cost saving and profitability improvement

    Systems Analysis

  • Support rollout of technology enabled data processing systems. This will include Trimble Construction One.

  • Review new cloud-based systems with other team members for potential implementation at Wendling.

  • Project manager duties for expansion and implementation of data processing systems.

  • Assists in research of projects to meet agreed upon business requirements.

  • Participates in QA of new systems to ensure functionality and useability meet established criteria.

  • Training of team members on use of new technology solutions.

  • Creation of customized solutions and reports for departmental needs.

  • Collaborate with IT team members on uses and limitations of technology based on business requirements.

  • Research and recommend new technologies to increase the efficiencies of data flow in the office

    Essential Knowledge, Business Skills, and Acumen :

  • Strong understanding of accounting processes and procedures

  • Experience with use of ERP systems for data processing

  • Familiarity with productivity tools such as Microsoft Office 365 Suite

  • Prior experience using database tools and spreadsheet software such as MySQL and Excel

  • Experience using data visualization tools, such as Microsoft PowerBI, and Tableau

  • Comfort preparing and delivering reports to decision makers

  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to lead others in decision making

  • Ability to utilize technical skills to create charts and graphs for visual understanding

  • Strong desire to continue to learn and innovate

  • Exhibits a high level of professionalism

  • Highly motivated and can work well independently

    Education and Experience Desired:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance, management information systems, or related field preferred

  • Two years prior experience in a corporate accounting environment, especially in roles related to financial systems analysis

  • Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills

  • Construction or mining related industry experience a plus

Competitive Benefits:

We offer a competitive benefits package including Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Retirement Benefit, 401 K, Wellness Program, Flex Spending Plan, Profit Sharing, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay and and Employee Assistance Program.

Thank you for your interest in our opportunity, for immediate consideration please click the Apply button above.