Accounting Manager
Lakeville, MN 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Midwest Veterinary Supply is seeking an Accounting Manager for our Lakeville, Minnesota Branch.

Job Summary:

Maintain a systematic set of accounting records of business transactions as well as provide general supervision in the Accounts Payable department. This is a hybrid position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee the accounts payable function, including: assist accounts payable personnel in resolving any problems or disputes; ensure payables are processed for payment in a timely manner, utilizing early pay discounts to the greatest extent possible; monitor GL coding of expenses.
  • Process various journal entries required to complete the month end close, including journal entries related to prepaid expenses, vendor receivables, inventory, fixed assets and depreciation, accrued compensation, and group insurance allocation.
  • Perform a variety of daily or weekly accounting duties as directed, including: monitor daily cash activity and process adjustments as need; review and approve expense reports for corporate employees.
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations for numerous balance sheet accounts.
  • Prepare and file all annual Forms 1099 with the IRS and with state taxing authorities as required. Ensure Form W-9 is collected from new vendors and revised Form W-9's are collected as needed from existing vendors
  • Assist with the annual audit process, including preparation of data requested prior to the audit and processing data requests during the audit.
  • Enter fixed asset additions and disposals into the fixed asset depreciation system
  • Serve as the main contact with the insurance agency on routine property and insurance matters, including process requests for certificates of insurance; file and monitor any claims; notify the insurance agency of any purchases or sales of corporate vehicles; provide proof of insurance to branches.
  • Maintain records of corporate vehicles: maintain titles; coordinate purchases and disposals of vehicles; prepare the annual calculation of personal use to be included on employees' W-2s.
  • Process quarterly payments of corporate and composite income taxes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for the direction and supervision of Accounts Payable employees.

Organizational Competencies:

Must be able to perform job responsibilities in a professional manner, consistent with the needs of our internal and external customers and in accordance with all policies, procedures, and manuals. Maintain a good work ethic while taking intentional steps toward the fiscal health of Midwest Veterinary Supply.

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting is required
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Combined five to seven years experience in public accounting and/or industry, working with privately-held companies in audit and accounting
  • Federal and multi-state corporate tax experience is highly desirable
  • A minimum of 3 years experience managing accounting staff
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, employment policies, operating instructions, and procedural manuals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, and problem solve
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting including skills knowledge plus the application of general accounting theory
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables
  • Knowledgeable in using Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Ability to quickly become an expert in using the AS400 ERP system
  • Maintain confidentiality related to all financial matters and other sensitive information
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively work with others throughout the organization
  • Must be flexible, open minded, self motivated and able to work independently

Mental & Physical Demands:

  • Attention to detail to assure accuracy
  • Analytical ability
  • Frequent deadlines may result in a fast pace of work and stress
  • Continuous use of hands for writing and computer keyboard use
  • Continuous use of a computer monitor requiring close vision
  • The ability to work with a relevant volume of alpha and numeric detail
  • Frequent use of a telephone - listening and speaking
  • Ability to work at a desk throughout the day
  • Ability to work long hours as required to meet deadlines as related to year-end audit

Equipment Used:

Regularly uses typical office equipment including computer keyboard and terminal, telephone, fax, and copier, and program documents and computer reports.

Work Environment:

Work is typically performed Monday through Friday in an office environment. May require overtime for business purposes. This is a hybrid position (3 days in office, 2 days remote).


We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance, a 401k plan, paid holidays, and Paid Time Off (PTO).

About Us:

Midwest Veterinary Supply, Inc. (MVS) has provided quality service and merchandise to the veterinary profession since 1961. Our products are distributed from eight branches located in key geographic locations within our trade area. We take great pride in getting our orders out the same day as called in and having the product in the customer's hand the next day. MVS carries products and equipment from most major manufacturers. As we continue to grow, our goal will be, as it has always been, to provide the veterinary profession the very best in service along with quality merchandise at fair and competitive prices.

Midwest Veterinary Supply believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and will not violate any law prohibiting discrimination for or against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of any characteristic protected under local, state, or federal statute, ordinance, or regulation. To view applicable employment notices, please click here to visit our Careers page. California residents, click here to view the California Consumer Privacy Act Disclosure.

Job duties and requirements may be subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Requirements are representative of the minimum levels of education, experience and skills required to perform the essential functions of this job. The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Midwest Veterinary Supply reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

MVS 1961

Midwest Veterinary Supply is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer.
Midwest Veterinary Supply believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and will not violate any law prohibiting discrimination for or against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of any characteristic protected under local, state, or federal statute, ordinance, or regulation.


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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