Operations Staff Accountant - Freeport, IL

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

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Oversee supply chain functions at select plants and storage locations.
  • Coordinate the preparation, distribution and follow-up of weekly, cycle, and yearly revenue share rports and cyclical salesman reports, in conjunction with the accounting department.
  • Oversee a multitude of tasks relative to sales, operations and logistics.
  • Prepare weekly payroll for Eleroy truck drivers.
  • Pay miscellaneous invoices related to the trucking area.
  • Perform other work-related tasks as requested or required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be able to succeed within and adhere to the culture of the Furst-McNess Company.
  • Ability to perform essential job functions with or without accommodation.
  • Education equivalent to two years of college-level courses combined with office management and accounting experience.
  • 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; strong Excel knowledge preferred
  • Proficient in the use of all office equipment.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and 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 by utilizing time management skills to ensure day-to-day assignments and special projects are completed within guidelines agreed upon.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member within the company.  Willingness to pitch in and do work that may not be a specific part of the job description for the overall good of the department and company.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to change along with recommending changes that can enhance our ability to serve both internal and 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 plan, including overnight stays, as business dictates.  Must always possess a valid driver's license and maintain a safe 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.