Accounting Supervisor

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

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 for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.  Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future.  This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; near-site clinic; life insurance; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

POSITION SUMMARY

 Supervises the accounting department employees. Trains, coaches, conducts performance appraisals, administers wages, and disciplines employees.  Monitors daily activities of accounting dept. employees to ensure work is performed timely and accurately.  Meets with managers and employees regularly to get their input on ways to improve Company operations and administration.  Provides moral support and reinforces team concept while managing for effectiveness.  May involve filling in for an absent employee at times.    Actively participates in and contributes to the team concept in operating the Chippewa Falls facility.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.  OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

  1. Financial Management: Works closely with controller to establish financial objectives. Assists controller with the preparation of monthly financial statements (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow statements, etc.) and other periodic reports; monitors and analyzes information, prepares reports, and makes recommendations on special projects as needed or requested by the controller, General Manager or other management team members.  Advises the controller on transactional performance of the team and other financial matters in general.
  2. Accounting Function: Responsible for the overall quality, accuracy and thoroughness of the general/cost accounting and bookkeeping activities of GNC CF.  Directs the processing of financial transactions. Includes accounting for departmental activities, inventory, job cost, receivables, payables, daily cash control and deposits, cash activity reconciliation, etc.  Ensures the integrity of general ledger including monthly balance sheet reconciliations.  Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts.
  3. Reviews, investigates and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents and reports prior to distribution.
  4. Coordinates the month-end close process including inventory valuation, accruals analysis, proper revenue & expense cut-off, and P&L allocations.
  5. Cross trains in each of the accounting functions including A/P, A/R, collections, P/R to gain a deep understanding of the processes/systems/customer & vendor base/order to cash cycle.  Ability to perform all accounting functions for short term due to department absences.
  6. Maintains a working understanding of the estimating system, data system files and information transfer between the systems. Assist with ongoing maintenance of the cost estimating system.
  7. Prepares operational and financial analysis for location leadership and works with leadership to drive changes as a result of this analysis.
  8. Work jointly with the Controller on the annual financial audit, sales tax audits, and income tax reporting.
  9. Assess the educational needs of the department and ensure staff successfully completes training.  Implement automation and process improvements to reduce redundancy.  Cross train staff to ensure each position has adequate back up.
  10. Keeps current with developments in accounting and corporate tax issues in order to identify potential problems or opportunities.  Works with controller and GNC/CPA firm to plan for and efficiently conduct annual review of Company’s accounts.  Prepares work papers.
  11. Handles customer requests for financial information or action.
  12. Assists the Controller with the annual budget and quarterly forecasts, including participation in budget meetings and fiscal reviews.

Local Network Administrator

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

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 for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.  Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future.  This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

POSITION SUMMARY

Assists with management and maintenance of Great Northern Corporation’s servers, network infrastructure, software licensing, WAN/LAN and communications at 3 locations.  Assists with planning, organizing, and implementing equipment and software related to GNC’s network infrastructure, including integration of production equipment to the network.  Also assists with maintaining all areas of GNC’s information systems.  Uses good business judgment to make recommendations on network and communication matters.  Effective performance, professionalism, and trust is required to maintain company image.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING. OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

Network Administration/Server Support

  1.            Oversees the day-to-day operation of computer networks including hardware/software support, training, and special projects
  2.            Coordinates special projects including network related wiring plans, LAN/WAN hardware/software purchases, and system installation, backup, maintenance and problem solving
  3.            Maintains LAN user documentation including hardware/software applications, support logs and other related information
  4.            Assists in installing, designing, configuring, and maintaining system hardware and software
  5.            Analyzes and troubleshoots the network logs and tracks the nature and resolution of problems
  6.            Monitors usage to ensure security of data and access privileges; installs, supports and maintains both physical and virtual network servers and appliances
  7.            Assist with installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting the Storage Area Network (SAN)
  8.            Establishes and maintains user accounts, profiles, file sharing, access privileges and security
  9.            Performs daily server tape backups; researches, analyzes, monitors, troubleshoots and resolves server or data network problems
  10.          Researches and evaluates new technologies related to computer networking
  11.          Assists in planning, coordinating and consulting with vendors and clients for hardware/software purchases, product services and support
  12.          Recommends and specifies the purchase of related products and services
  13.          Keeps current regarding new hardware/software products for system enhancements
  14.          Provides support to other technology staff as requested including performing scheduled network tasks, updating anti-virus definition files, monitoring network servers, and providing internet and intranet user support, and specialized training

E-mail/Internet/ Systems Support

  1.            Establishes and maintains user e-mail accounts
  2.            Provides e-mail software support
  3.            Assists with management of anti-spam and anti-virus servers
  4.            Researches and troubleshoots e-mail problems by reviewing mail logs, records, and network configurations
  5.            Provides solutions to identified problems
  6.            Assist with maintaining email archives

Telecommunications Support

  1.            Assist in the planning and design of telecommunications systems
  2.            Coordinates the ordering and installation of telecommunications and data systems equipment and cabling
  3.            Researches, analyzes, troubleshoots and resolves telecommunications related problems; develops and Implements telecommunications operational procedures and documentation
  4.            Creates and/or modifies voicemail and call features

Additional Responsibilities

  1.            Maintain up-to-date job knowledge through professional reading and affiliation with appropriate industry organizations.
  2.            Reviews and analyzes software and hardware capacity needs, recommending changes and upgrades to provide efficient, effective, and timely service to users.
  3.            Upon completion of training, is authorized to view designated protected health information, including electronic protected health information for the sole purpose of repair, upgrade,               maintenance, or security related issues, in accordance with established HIPAA policies and procedures.
  4.            Maintains all company data as confidential
  5.            Remains current on changes in policies, procedures, and product information.
  6.            Knows, understands, and follows all general rules and office policies and procedures.
  7.            Other duties as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.

Accounting Specialist – Accounts Receivable

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

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 for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.  Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future.  This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs accurate and timely (daily) customer invoice records and balances subsidiary ledgers to General Ledger.  Records payments to customers’ accounts and maintains accounts receivable records with a high degree of accuracy; enlists Account Managers/Management support and recommends actions related to uncollectible accounts. Reviews new account applications and performs credit references.  Actively participates in and contributes to the team concept of Great Northern Corporation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.  OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

Invoicing:

  1. Prepares and processes customer invoices and credit memos on a daily basis or oversees work of Accounting/Administrative Assistant in performing these tasks.  Posts to subsidiary accounts and verifies accuracy in regard to quantities, sales tax and ancillary billing lines.
  2. Uses billing instructions or solicits feedback from Customer Service to resolve billing questions prior to invoicing.  Works with Customer Service to ensure that a backlog of unprocessed invoices does not build to an unmanageable level and that invoicing occurs as soon as possible but not later than the first workday of the following month.
  3. Analyzes documentation or data downloads to ensure accurate and timely invoicing of ancillary billing lines, including:
    • Freight charges to customers
    • Pallet exchange or charge
    • Cutting dies and printing plates – weekly/per billing instructions.  Provide spreadsheet to customer service for identification of additional cutting dies and print plates to be billed.
  1. Works with Sales, Customer Service and Traffic in monitoring invoicing paperwork.
  2. Works with Sales and Customer Service on all new customer accounts, including verifying potential customers are in good standing with creditors listed on their credit application by sending credit requests or using outside sources.  Verifies that tax-exempt forms and customer data sheets are filled out properly. Ensures required down payments are received when necessary.
  3. Works with Sales, Customer Service and Customers in regard to maintaining customer master files with any customer changes and name changes, and invoicing concerns such as pricing, quantities, and product quality.  Obtain authorized signatures for account adjustments or invoicing.
  4. Oversees intercompany cash process and serves as a back-up to the Accounting Assistant to ensure process is completed weekly.
  5. Submits credit information to our customer’s potential vendors as a courtesy to our customers.
  6. Generates and distributes various month-end reports.
  7. Completes Revenue related work papers for the annual audit.

 Accounts Receivable Management:

  1.  Provides backup/information to Accounting/Administrative Assistant to apply cash receipts to correct invoices.
  2. Provides backup to Accounting/Administrative Assistant to post and update daily cash receipts.
  3. Work with account managers, customer service and customers on questions pertaining to outstanding invoices.
  4. Monitors and maintains outstanding accounts.
  5. Follows through on short payments and over payments.
  6. Works with Sales and Customer Service in monitoring customer accounts and terms.
  7. Communicates effectively with customers in regard to payment collection, including establishing payment dates, payment schedules and sending final notices.
  8. Prepares weekly and monthly reports for all managers and Account Managers of past due accounts.  Identifies and ensures that necessary action is taken when support is required from Account Managers.
  9. In conjunction with the Accounting Supervisor, works with account managers/Sales Manager/VP, General Manager to determine accounts to write-off.  Prepares and processes all necessary paperwork for noncollectable accounts to send to a collection agency.
  10. Backs-up the Accounting Assistant in the preparation of the inter-company cash receipts, weekly. Balances the inter-company cash receipts, monthly.

Baler Operator – 3rd Shift

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

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 for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.  Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future.  This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

POSITION SUMMARY

Insures smooth operation of baler, disposes of all waste generated in manufacturing by sorting scrap boxes, shredding unusable sheets and salvaging sheets suitable for cap sheets; assists in overall housekeeping throughout the plant; assists bander operator to insure smooth operation of all conveyors, servicing taper, stitcher and jumbo, including transporting finished product to the bander main line; removes all refuse at all machines and operation locations throughout the building.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING.  OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

  1. Ties and removes all bales from baler.
  2. Maintains empty scrap boxes at all machine locations, shredding unusable waste and salvaging all suitable materials for cap sheets.
  3. Assists in overall housekeeping, picking up large scrap and mopping and sweeping as needed.
  4. Operates shredder as needed to insure disposal of all unusable scrap.
  5. Transports manufacturing materials to taper, stitcher, take-off line and central banding as directed by bander operator.
  6. Distributes usable cap sheets and tie-ins to all work centers, bandsawing and slitting as needed.
  7. Informs supervisor of any unitizing material shortages.
  8. Empties garbage cans at all machine and operation centers daily.
  9. Ability to identify, verify and match color for quality checks on printed packaging when assisting at machine centers.
  10. Follows all quality procedures for accuracy and quality.
  11. Regular and reliable attendance.

Machine Assistant – 3rd Shift

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

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 for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.  Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future.  This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; long and short term disability; paid time off; holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

Position Summary

Responsible for set-up and operation of bandsaw, laminator, sheet gluer, up and down, and all floor operations requiring handwork. Provides assistance on taper, stitcher, slitter, baler, bander, bandsaw, and whenever and wherever work load requires to aid in the profitable flow of customer product from production through delivery while maintaining customer specifications and GNC quality and efficiency standards by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following. Other Duties May Be Assigned.

  1. Operates bandsaw, laminator, sheet gluer, and up and down.
  2. Studies, evaluates and organizes daily work list received from specialty & finishing supervisor to determine maximum efficiency in order of runs.
  3. Enters set-up code, run code and related comments into work station computer.
  4. Sets up and adjusts machine to accurately cut, glue, slot, bundle and unitize corrugated sheets.
  5. Runs machine to produce product to proper GNC and customer specifications.
  6. Inputs total piece, finished product, unit and scrap counts into work station computer.
  7. Directs and works along with assistant to complete set-up procedure and production run in the most efficient time and manner for each order on equipment assigned to operate.
  8. Performs assistant operator duties on taper, stitcher, and slitter.
  9. Provides assistance throughout the production area.
  10. Performs clean up activities in production and on the grounds as assigned.
  11. Regular and reliable attendance.
  12. Follows all quality set-up, run and check out procedures for accuracy and quality.
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