Accounting Manager

CorTalent - Minneapolis, MN

Position Overview:

This Accounting Manager position is responsible for the oversight and/or completion of most aspects of the day-to-day accounting and finance functions of the company such as cash management, payables, receivables, capital expenditures, account reconciliations, internal controls, variance analysis, job costing, month end close and certain financial reporting. This is a very hands-on role requiring great attention to detail, process, internal controls and accuracy. The Accounting Manager will work closely with the Controller and Bookkeeper in this role. This position will provide valuable experience and growth for those that wish to continue to advance their corporate accounting career at HM Cragg.


Reporting Relationship: The Accounting Manager reports to the Controller



  • Preparation and first level review of monthly financial statements to include variance analysis, accuracy and compliance with GAAP accounting rules
  • Lead the development of job costing and analysis across certain divisions of the company
  • Identify, develop, implement and monitor internal controls which will safeguard company assets
  • Timely and accurate completion of reconciliations for all balance sheet and key income statement accounts
  • Perform, manage and execute day to day activities of accounts payable and cash transactions (excluding data entry) to ensure accounts are paid and kept up to date in an effective, consistent, and accurate manner.
  • Oversight in the preparation of vendor checks/ACH's for payment in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure capital expenditure procurement process is followed by all
  • Oversight and set up of employee company purchasing cards to ensure timeliness, accuracy and compliance with stated internal controls and processes
  • Assist in the completion of vendor setup forms and updating and maintaining vendor files including W-9's.
  • Assist in the oversight of cash applications, new customer set up, and credit risk management which is performed by the Bookkeeper
  • Support during the annual year-end review and compliance work related to external financial and ESOP reporting
  • Maintain and file 1099's
  • Responsible for sales tax compliance including the organization of sales tax exemption certificates
  • Timely reporting to stakeholders on certain discretionary expenses
  • Other projects as assigned including serving as backup for the Controller and Bookkeeper for any and all accounting functions

Proven track record of the following is a must:


  • A critical thinker and a problem solver
  • Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, examining, improving and streamlining work process
  • Innovative problem solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve issues and complaints
  • Passionate about meeting deadlines, To Do's and objectives in a timely manner which may occasionally require more than a standard 40-hour work week
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multitask, effectively prioritizing and executing multiple tasks
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing while providing the appropriate level of required confidentiality
  • Thrives on building and maintaining a professional rapport with all internal and external company related interactions
  • Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Ability to provide work direction to the Bookkeeper

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrates honesty, confidentiality and integrity in work and relationships
  • Demonstrates servant-based principles with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrates innovation/creativity in work
  • Possesses strong work ethic and takes ownership of both company and client goals/objectives
  • Driven to understand, meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Focuses on collaboration and team work for the mutual success of the company and its employees

Travel expectations:Minimal travel necessary (less than 5%)

  • Rare visits to HM Cragg remote offices including but not limited to Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha and Billings, MT
  • Occasional local travel for training, conferences and business partner meetings

Posting Qualifications:

  • 4 year Accounting degree
  • 3-6 years relevant prior experience
  • Efficient in using Microsoft Suite of products including Excel and Word
  • ERP and CRM software proficiency required
  • Knowledge of Sage 100 system is a plus, not required
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organization skills in person or on video calls
  • Ability to work in an organized, self-directed manner

Posted On: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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