Sr Staff Accountant

Date: May 11, 2022

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Peli BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Peli BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative, and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for a Senior Accountant based at our site in Maple Grove, MN.


The Senior Accountant performs monthly account reconciliations, performs variance analysis, and assists with monthly closing and preparation of the consolidated financial statements.  This position will also review standard costing, assist with the completion of government reports, and assist with the quarterly reviews and annual financial audit.


What You’ll Do:

  • Performs monthly account reconciliations and prepare supporting documentation and detail.
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Conducts variance analysis on general ledger accounts and identifies and resolves discrepancies.
  • Prepares certain local tax filings and state sales and use tax filings.
  • Monitors capital projects, settles and posts monthly journal entries related to fixed assets and prepares month-end schedules, including running monthly depreciation.
  • Assists with monthly closing, including preparing and inputting journal entries and intercompany account reconciliations.
  • Supervises and oversees AP/Administrative Specialist with all aspects of AP, support of local management and managing administrative office needs.
  • Assists with the preparation of the consolidated financial statements.
  • Supports Finance Manager with division and Corporate requirements.
  • Plans, designs, and implements changes to reporting methodologies to improve the speed and accuracy of the closing cycle.
  • Committed to continued process improvement, business and system efficiencies.
  • Assists with providing data for purposes of estimating and budgeting costs for research and products development, projecting costs of new processes, construction and tooling.
  • Prepares quarterly and year-end audit schedules and assists and responds to audit inquiries.
  • Assists in responding to government reports and prepares supporting schedules.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance with the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in general and cost accounting; or 2-4 years’ experience in public accounting in an audit role.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Advanced analytical and organizational skills and must be detail oriented.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Experience with using ERP systems.


      Preferred Qualifictions:

  • CPA designation.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Consolidation experience.
  • Knowledge and experience using SAP.


Additional Information:

  • Actively supports and complies with Peli’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours as needed to be successful in the position.
  • Emphasizes ethical leadership and decision-making to protect Peli’s brand and reputation.


Why Join Peli BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

  • Generous paid time off plans.
  • 401k plan – with a competitive match.
  • Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products.
  • Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.
  • Wellness Discount Program.
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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