Job accountant in South Saint Paul, MN at Rihm Kenworth

Job Details

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Company Rihm Kenworth
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Saint Paul, MN
Industry Shipping & Trucking
Sector Transportation & Logistics
Salary 50000 - 50000 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location South Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

Rihm Family Companies is looking for a Staff Accountant (Heavy-Duty Truck, Equipment or Automotive Dealership) to join our growing team. Our family-owned business is driven by our 4 Es of Doing Business – Effective, Efficient, Equity and Expansion. We look for exceptional candidates who value our mission. If you possess a strong work ethic and an appetite for a growing industry and would like to gain experience with an established organization, please apply.

RFC is proud to operate withTraction EOS®to foster an environment of focus and accountability, and to maintain a healthy leadership team.

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant assists with preparing monthly and year end closings, journal entries, maintaining fixed asset legers, and bank and general ledger reconciliations. Many aspects of the monthly closing process will be your sole responsibility as you prepare certain aspects of the internal financial statements and assist in producing cash flow projections and annual budgets. In addition, you will participate in compliance as you interact with our external auditors and assist with our annual audit, and review schedules for reporting processes. Please be aware that this position will require occasional regional travel to branch locations across Minnesota.


  • Generous Personal Time Off Plan (PTO) + Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription & Vision Coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan + Employer Match
  • Employer Paid Basic Term Life and AD&D Coverage
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Available with Employer Contribution
  • Supplemental Insurance Available (Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity)
  • Company Paid Training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Discounts (ex. Verizon Employee Discount)

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

LEADERSHIP – About the People

  • Works with CFO to act as a “cultural ambassador” by setting clear standards, goals, expectations, and leading coworkers by example.

  • Sets an example of personal integrity and shows respect for the trust, dignity, and diversity of all fellow employees.

  • Utilizes strong verbal and written communication skills when interacting with other departments to ensure that business and customer satisfaction goals are met.

  • Produces quality work and maintains professional communication style while under the pressure of deadlines.

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

  • Helps with implementation, maintenance, and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures to ensure compliance.

MANAGEMENT– About the Business

  • Prepares and completes general ledger entries and account reconciliations like cash, prepaid expenses, and payroll.

  • Assists with monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.

  • Coordinates month-end closing process and prepares reports for management.

  • Maintains the fixed asset records and monthly depreciation and reconciliation entries.

  • Cross-trains and occasionally acts as backup for Cash Application Specialist, posting customer payments and lockbox activity.

  • Supports daily activities of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable as needed.

  • Liaises with vendor applications, including monitoring setup and maintenance.

  • Assists with the creation of monthly balance sheets and income statement analyses for reporting to management.

  • Ad hoc reporting and special projects as required.


  • Contributes to achievement of department goals and objectives.

  • Participates in weekly departmental meetings.

  • Assists in developing and maintaining policies and practices to enhance the completion of business goals.

  • Ensures that financial controls and policies are followed at all times and assists with internal and external financial audits.

Education & Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel

Key Attributes/Skills/Characteristics:

  • Able to quickly learn company systems and processes

  • Excellent personal and professional integrity

  • Self-starter able to maintain deadlines without strict supervision

  • Enjoys contributing to team-wide efforts

  • Creative problem-solver interested in finding new ways to drive solutions and find positive outcomes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Dealership or in the Heavy-Duty Trucking industry

  • CDK Experience

Physical Demands:

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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may on rare occasions lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

  • The employee is regularly required to use arms, hands, and fingers to feel, grasp, reach, and type

  • The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear

  • The employee may occasionally be required to walk

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, occasionally moderate.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of tasks, responsibilities, or duties. Rihm Family Companies reserves the right to amend this document to meet legal, business, and organizational requirements as necessary. Rihm Family Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At RFC we are committed to treating all employees and applicants equitably based upon merit and experience, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification. For more information about your equal opportunity rights and protections, click here and here. For information about your Family and Medical Leave Act rights, click here and for information about the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, click here. Click here for information about Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination.

Job Location

South Saint Paul, MN

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