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Accountant - listed October 24, 2017


Alaska Garden & Pet Supply, Inc.



Job Description

Play an integral part as a member of our administrative team in our growing, dynamic employee-owned company!

Job purpose

The purpose of Alaska Garden and Pet Supply Accountant position is to assist the finance department in creating accurate and timely financial records for the organization in a way to best support the accomplishment of the Company’s goals.

Duties and responsibilities

• Prepares monthly journal entries to general ledger
• Inventory--developing inventory analysis reports, tracking variances, inventory adjustments, reconciling inventory accounts, researching variances, working with other staff for scheduling inventory counts, monitoring inventory transactions
• Assisting with setting up and maintaining internal controls
• Tracking production related to manufacturing
• Assists with month and year end closing
• Backup for accounts receivable, accounts payable and other administrative positions
• Assisting in setup on software conversion
• Working with receiving reports
• Provide insight into the variances including communicating with personnel on accounting related issues; completing monthly variance reports; supporting the audit process; and providing specific required analysis on assigned areas
• Special projects and other duties as required.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business from a four-year college or university
• Minimum of 4 years relevant accounting/finance work experience
• Advanced Microsoft Office skills. Proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
• Knowledge of general ledger and journal entries, account reconciliation, account payables and accounts receivable
• Experience in manufacturing industry highly preferred
• Cost accounting experience
• Requires strong organization skills
• Ability to plan, organize and meet established deadlines
• Proven strong work ethics, reliable, and punctual
• Proven excellent customer service skills
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations
• Computer and manual filing systems.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Work independently with little supervision, as well as work as a team member.
• Work with multiple demands and distractions in an effective, productive manner.
• Maintain confidentiality
• Hear and speak English effectively, both orally and in writing, to exchange information and make presentations.

Working Relationship

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Physical Requirements

• Must be able to climb stairs as needed throughout the day.
• Must be able to sit for extended periods of time while performing various computer tasks.
• Requires ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
• Must be able to frequently lift and move objects up to 35 pounds.
• Must be able to use shoulders, arms, and hands to reach forward, overhead, downward and to the side.

Position type / Work Hours

• Full-time position.
• Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wage / Benefits

• Wage DOE
• Benefits: Medical, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, 401(k), profit sharing (upon completion of mandatory introductory periods).

Directly reports to: Controller, President, Vice-President

Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter and resume (PDF or Word format only) to
A complete job application will be required for final consideration for this position. Request an application by email or calling 907-279-4519.

Alaska Garden & Pet Supply, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Alaska Garden & Pet Supply, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection process, equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals, regardless of race, color, sex, age, creed, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status.

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