Accounting Manager
Phillips & Temro Industries - Eden Prairie, MN

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Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the financial and accounting obligations of the US operations of Phillips & Temro Industries. This position is part of the manager level team for the Minneapolis operations, is part of the corporate finance team for consolidated Phillips & Temro Industries, and is responsible for supervising some of the accounting staff at the Minneapolis operations.


Accounting Operations
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of accounting tasks, including A/P & account analysis
  • Assists in ensuring accruals are accurate on consolidated basis
  • Reconciles monthly Revenue from Sub-Ledgers to GL for all of North America
Cost Accounting
  • Ensures the accurate valuation of inventory according to GAAP
  • Maintains unit costs in SAP for all US materials and updates system values when needed
  • Develops overhead rates for costing
  • Analyzes variances to standards and makes adjustments as required
  • Analyzes monthly Cost of Goods Sold, explaining price and mix impact
  • Works closely with Operations to understand production order variance
  • Monitors Cycle Count Adjustments monthly, recommending corrective actions as needed
Cash Management
  • Manage A/P payments to meet company objectives
  • Manage cash to meet obligations and comply with bank/debt requirements
  • Work with corporate to achieve cash objectives for company
  • Close books and update financial reports within closing schedule
  • Meet requirements for reporting on company objectives
  • Ensure Mpls and Prior Lake data is correctly included in consolidated reporting package
  • Provide useful analysis of the monthly financial reports for the Senior Leadership Team
Manufacturing and Operations
  • Responsible for insuring inventory accuracy
  • Ensure manufacturing costing practices are current and consistent with WPG operations
Planning and Forecasting
  • Support development of annual operating plans and monitor results
  • Support financial forecasts
  • Participates in development of corporate plans and forecasts
  • Supervise and develop accounting staff to meet expectations
  • Work with H/R to meet financial requirements for payroll, benefits and 401K obligations
Information Systems
  • Ensure integrity of actual and plan data in system
  • Develop reporting capabilities to meet management needs
  • Work with IT group and Mpls accounting to optimize information system for internal use
Internal Controls/Audit
  • Develop and implement internal controls to meet requirements
  • Coordinate outside audit responsibilities for Mpls and Prior Lake
  • Participate in development of corporate internal controls and work with auditors
  • Work with Controller and tax counsel to meet all US tax and other government obligations
  • Participates in tax planning on special issues
  • Works with Mpls and Prior Lake management teams and enhances local decisions
  • Member of Corp finance team
Asset Management
  • Reviews all capital authorizations to ensure criteria are met
  • Ensure system in place for recording and reporting capital expenditures
  • Ensure process for capital approvals in place
Business Process
  • Coordinates reviews of business processes to ensure effectiveness
  • Assists in corporate review of business practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve disputes and observe confidentiality.
  • Ability to use PC and widely used software packages, e.g., spreadsheets (Excel), word processing (MS Word), Lotus Notes.
  • Ability to learn new software packages as necessary.
  • Ability to meet deadlines; accomplish work in order of priority; professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions.
  • Ability to learn new duties and adjust to new situations encountered on the job within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of an organization (both inside and outside the company).


Education: Accounting degree from an accredited college or university is required. A CPA, CMA , or MBA is preferred

Experience: 7 years accounting experience. Strong problem solving abilities and excellent communication skills. Strong computer skills. The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. A commitment to continuous process improvement. Supervisory experience and ability to work well across functional responsibilities.

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The history of Phillips & Temro dates back to 1920, when James B. Carter opened his manufacturing business in Winnipeg, Canada. Over the...