Senior Accountant
Lakeville, MN 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Business Unit Overview

Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company's portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats, PEBBLES, Grape-Nuts and Malt-O-Meal cereal, and Peter Pan peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray Nutrish, Kibbles 'n Bits and 9Lives dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news.


At Post Consumer Brands, we take pride in our longstanding legacy of making one of every five breakfast cereals families eat daily. Today, we're just as focused on our future as we expand our grocery business with different shelf-stable foods, including snacks and peanut butter. We are committed to providing accessible and delicious food for families, and we're always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio. As we soar to new heights, we need creative, determined individuals from all walks of life to join our team, where your unique perspective and ideas are acknowledged and valued. Be a part of a company that empowers you to make a difference that's evident on grocery store shelves and families' tables across North America.

Location Description

Post Consumer Brands corporate headquarters in Lakeville, Minn. is about 20 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Lakeville has all the benefits of smaller town living with access to everything a large metropolitan area has to offer. Join more than 400 team members collaborating on the two-building campus to help put breakfast on the tables of millions of consumers in North America.


The Senior Accountant is an integral member of the accounting/finance team. The Senior Accountant is a key contributor to the monthly financial close process and a member of the team that owns the close process for Post Consumer Brands (PCB). The Senior Accountant is the subject matter expert for lease accounting and will work closely with Operation's management to insure accurate financial reporting in accordance with ASC 842.

  1. Perform and manage all responsibilities related to lease accounting, including working proactively with Operations regarding lease status. Calculate and record monthly lease expense, reconcile lease accounts and all other accounting related to leases.
  2. Contribute to the timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reporting by completing period end close responsibilities.
  3. Stay updated on changes to GAAP standards and other regulations and provide recommendations for general accounting processes related to the standards.
  4. Complete accounting for Canadian subsidiary including payroll, utilities, and all other required activity.
  5. Identifies and implements process improvements.
  6. Provides guidance to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments to improve accuracy and timeliness of activity that impacts the financial statements.
  7. Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and assistance with the testing related to the compliance.
  8. Assist in preparation of quarterly/year-end audit and tax working papers.
  9. Documents current procedures and recommends ways to improve internal controls.
  10. Provides back-up for certain tasks performed by other Accountants.
  11. Special projects as assigned.




Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

Experience: 5-7 years progressive accounting experience. Experience working in a fast-paced environment and meeting tight deadlines. Experience with JD Edwards or other high level ERP a plus. Experience with lease accounting and/or lease software a plus.

Skills: Ability to work with numbers with a high degree of accuracy; self-motivated, ability to manage multiple demands and set priorities to achieve objectives; analytical, ability to review financial information and identify variations; good problem solving and the ability to complete projects independently. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Strong oral and written communication skills required.


Internal-Relationships - Works closely with other department members. Works with other departments to gather and provide accurate financial information. Educates other departments on the impact of Lease Accounting. Interaction with parent company and Canadian subsidiary.

External -Relationships- Works with outside auditors to gather and provide required information.

Problem Solving: Research issues encountered in the monthly financial close process and pursue solutions quickly and accurately. Ensure reporting deadlines are met. Proven analytical skills and the ability to work in a team environment.


Work Structure: Works under the direction of the Associate Director, Accounting. Work structured by various deadlines.

Responsibilities: Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of financial information to top management, parent corporation, internal and external auditor, and tax preparers. Errors in work could have a significant impact on business decisions and/or results. Assist in the implementation of automated processes and system improvements.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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