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Accounting - Accounting Assistant PT

Company: Great Northern Corp
Location: Appleton
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation's largest independent producers of corrugated packaging. For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Laminations, a division of Great Northern and leading producer of edge protective packaging is welcoming candidates for part-time Accounting Assistant at our Appleton, WI facility.
Great Northern exists to live out the core values established by our founders - integrity, personal growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and a shared future.
Our vision, "We help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future" is a call to action to deliver on building a people-centric culture, developing leaders from within, and sending people home fulfilled about their role and contributions. The "win" for everyone is a trusting and collaborative culture that helps us be at our best every day.
Our mission statement, "We help our customers win by doing what others can't or won't" gives us a clear purpose and raises the bar for performance. Doing what others "can't or won't" for our customers is demonstrated by a willingness to serve customers, value-added partnerships and proactively developing innovative solutions to our customer's challenges.
We are excited that you are looking to join our great culture. Here are some details about the position.
In addition to excellent wages, Great Northern has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k)
with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!
Starting wage is $17.00- $20.00 based on experience and/or education.
Accounting Manager
Responsible for performing a variety of routine to moderately complex work activities in accordance with general work instructions and established office practices. Performs various administrative and accounting tasks, and demonstrates effective customer-service-oriented performance by courteously, efficiently, and professionally performing the following duties.

  • Code invoices with the proper general ledger account number and data entry of Laminations accounts payable invoices into the accounts payable system.

  • Prepare and process customer invoices.

  • Review and compares account payable invoice costs to price lists to monitor the accuracy of invoice.

  • Responsible for general administrative functions.

  • Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.

  • Assists accounting with matching accounts payable invoices with weekly checks.

  • Participates in continuous improvement and effectively communicates opportunities to improve efficiencies and effectiveness for this position.

  • Assists other accounting team members by researching and preparing cash receipts batches. Correcting discrepancies between payment and invoice amounts and investigating short pay invoices for reconciliation.

  • Assist with filing of accounting documentation.

  • Maintain sales tax exemption certificates and Avalara account.

  • Other projects and tasks as requested.


  • Maintains integrity regarding confidential and proprietary information.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Promotes a positive work environment Remains current on changes in policies, procedures, and product information.
  • Knows, understands, and follows all Great Northern Corporation's general rules and office policies/procedures

    The Accounting Assistant should have a bachelor's degree in accounting and two years related experience and/or training would be preferred. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; legible handwriting to record information and fill out forms; telephone etiquette skills. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of customers, clients and other employees. Ability to calculate figures such as ratios, discounts, interest, commission, proportions, and percentages. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks; ability to solve problems; capable of dealing with deadline pressures; and well organized.
    Ideal candidate will be available for 4-5 hours each day Monday-Friday, however, we may have flexibility with the hours based on business needs.
    Great Northern is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.
    Other details

    • Pay Type Hourly
    • Job Start Date Monday, December 6, 2021

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      • Great Northern Laminations Central, 3010 E Venture Drive, 3010 E Venture Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin, United States of America

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