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Accountant I (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Position Summary

About GreatAmerica:

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.  While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 550 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.  We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.  GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers.   There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere.  When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

About this position:                                                                                          


We are seeking an experienced accountant to join our growing team! At GreatAmerica you will be able see your impact on the company and the overall big picture. We’re looking for this candidate to come in and drive change and have ability to make immediate impact.


In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that generally accepted accounting principles are followed in the preparation and presentation of financial reports as well as working closely with other finance teams.


Essential Functions


  • Learn and understand the business (key operation drivers, accounting issues, and processes).
  • Understand the accounting impact of relevant transactions and documents to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • General ledger account reconciliations.
  • Participate in month and year-end closing.
  • Prepare and audit recurring operational reports.
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statement analysis to ensure financial statements are accurate.
  • Prepare accounting for special purpose entities.
  • Take an active role in advancing the Team’s strategic initiatives.
  • Assist with the annual financial statement audit.
  • Lives the GreatAmerica principles; involved in cross functional team efforts as assigned and required.
  • Proactively promote and participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Provide an outstanding GreatAmerica experience to all customers.
Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications


Education, experience and skills required:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Minimum of two years of corporate accounting experience in financial reporting and reconciliations



  • CPA
  • Public accounting experience
  • Auditing experience


Additional: Must have exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and possess outstanding computer skills.  Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Role will likely include periodic large project oriented demands with tight deadlines requiring more than standard work hours and the need to respond quickly. Must be an organized, creative team-player with initiative who responds well to challenges.  Must demonstrate sound business judgment.


For all GreatAmerica team members:  Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability.


For this position: Accountability, Accuracy, Analytical, Decision Making, Financial Aptitude, Goal Oriented, Problem Solving, and Time Management.