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Merchandiser Assistant

Company: The Scoular Company
Location: Holdrege
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Scoular is an employee-owned $9B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing more 1,400 people in over 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe, innovative and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers, and manufacturers of food, animal feed, aquafeed and pet food. Our deep involvement in the global agricultural supply chain gives us the ability to quickly assess market needs and identify opportunities for growth and innovation. Position Overview: The Merchandiser Assistant has primary responsibility for proper control procedures including accounts payable and all company and division policies and procedures. The Merchandiser Assistant is responsible for vendor management related to A/P including statement reconciliation, invoice management and serves as primary communications contact. Primary function of this role is to manage payables in a systematic and timely fashion also allowing for maximum use of credit terms with vendors. The Merchandiser Assistant should exhibit excellent teamwork with other business units and employees and assist in training any new Merchandiser Assistants. Job Responsibilities:Responsible for effectively performing assigned accounting tasks relating to the trade unit(s) in an efficient manner including but not limited to: Process freight payments/ticket upload or creation daily. Process final settlements in a timely manner. Process daily cash receipts and follow up on outstanding receivables and unapplied cash.Work with both internal and external customers to proactively identify and solve problems that may arise.Maintains an organized digital filing system meeting our record retention policy which includes invoices, contracts, reports and payment receipts.Monthly reconciliation of inventoriesReview reports including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Freight Analysis and other miscellaneous reports on a daily/weekly basis and identify actionable items and resolve. Develop a basic understanding of our business to identify potential issues or opportunities and provide useful feedback to the Merchandisers.Collaborates with Assistant Controller to ensure procedures/policies are followed. Required to report all perceived control policy and procedure concerns to the Assistant Controller. Performance statement:In performing their responsibilities, employees are expected to perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers, work effectively as a team contributor and independently while understanding the necessity for communication with other employees and throughout Scoular. EEO statement:The Scoular Company is an equal opportunity employer. RequirementsMinimumHigh school diploma or GEDDetail-orientedStrong communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasksStrong mathematical and analytical abilityCustomer-centric, self-motivated problem solverProficiency in MS OfficePreferred2-4 years experience in accounting or related fieldIntermediate understanding of accounts payable and accounts receivable principles and proceduresExperience with supplier accounts and reconciliationsExperience with customer accountsUnderstanding of cash flow

Keywords: The Scoular Company, Grand Island , Merchandiser Assistant, Hospitality & Tourism , Holdrege, Nebraska

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