Accountant I

Job Posted: October 23rd, 2021

Location: Meridian, Idaho, US

Job Category:  Finance


  • Prepares sales tax filings and exemptions.
  • Assists in sales tax audits and research.
  • Assists in the monthly close process including but not limited to recurring journal entries, allocations etc.
  • Performs reconciliations on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Prepares external financial reports as required by manufacturers and census bureaus for the products and industries we represent.
  • Assists in the fixed asset close, including but not limited to capitalizations, transfers, disposal and CIP.
  • Assists in the annual financial statement audit.
  • Analyzes, develops, and implements changes related to the finance/accounting internal control process.
  • Independently facilitates the process related to record retention.
  • Works within and promotes corporate vision, mission, and values of the organization.
  • Observes and promotes Western States customer care standards.
  • Works safely at all times. Adheres to all applicable safety policies and complies with all company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply math computation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft excel formulas and pivot tables.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Proactive and positive attitude and professional communication skills for negotiation and reconciliation.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and strong organizational skills to meet the challenges of a fast-paced business environment.
  • Consistent attendance.



  • Bachelor's Degree in finance or accounting or equivalent work related experience preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in financial statement analysis and/or accounting.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft computer products and experience with ERP accounting software.
  • Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write in English).


  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time along with walking, standing, climbing stairs, reaching pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting.
  • Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. It is not intended be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this classification.

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