Operations Jr. Staff Accountant - Freeport, IL

Furst-McNess Company has an immediate opening for an Operations Jr. Staff Accountant.  This individual will be responsible for overseeing sales and purchase order entry and sales contracting process, from start to finish, ensuring accuracy and timeliness at all points of the process.  Responsible for timely accounting and financial reporting for designated areas.


  • Ensure daily billing of all shipments and ensure vendor invoices are submitted to A/P for payment in a timely manner.
  • Assist with daily input of all order types and processing of vendor invoices, as needed.
  • Coordinate daily reports on open sales orders and alerts management of potential issues
  • Analyze and correct errors found on daily exception reports.  Goods Receipts, Inventory receipts, mixing recipes, and inventory control.
  • Working with the Operations Staff Accountant, oversee supply chain functions at select plants and storage locations.
  • Coordinate the preparation of weekly, cycle, and yearly revenue share reports and cyclical salesman reports, in conjunction with the Operations Staff Accountant and the accounting department.
  • Oversee a multitude of tasks relative to sales, operations and logistics.
  • Prepare weekly payroll for ELE truck drivers. 
  • Pay miscellaneous invoices related to various operating areas.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested or required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be able to succeed within the culture of the Furst-McNess Company.
  • Ability to perform essential job functions with or without accommodation.
  • Education equivalent to an Associate’s degree or higher with an emphasis in accounting/finance.  Office management and accounting experience preferred.  Logistics experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to follow up on details and work overtime as required.
  • Ability to research information discrepancies and detail resolutions.
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office products and proficient in the use of all office equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and is capable of utilizing these skills within all levels of the Company as well as externally.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service to all associates and management staff, showing a sense of urgency relative to solving problems, performing assigned tasks, employee concerns, etc.
  • Ability to effectively organize work schedules and manage multiple assignments.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member within company. 
  • Ability to be flexible and be willing to change along with recommending changes that can enhance our ability to serve both internal external customers more effectively and in a professional manner.  Respect other peoples’ points of view and able to take constructive criticism.
  • Ability to travel, either by car or by commercial plane, including overnight stays, as business dictates.  Must, at all times, possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record within guidelines set forth in company vehicle policy).


  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid vacation/floating holidays/company holidays.
  • Competitive 401(k) program.


Please submit your resume to our Human Resources Department

via email at hr@mcness.com