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Staff Accountant

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018

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Position Title: Staff Accountant

Company: Wild Republic
Department: Accounting
Employment Type:
Twinsburg, Ohio
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team.The Staff Accountant applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. This role is responsible for salary payroll, filing taxes as assigned, performing monthly allocations and accruals as needed, and preparing general ledger entries. The Staff Accountant will also be responsible for assisting with audits and the annual inventory process, and serves as a backup for the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions when needed.

Bachelor's degree in accounting and 3 to 5 years of related experience. This role requires strong accounting knowledge, solid communication skills, intermediate computer skills including microsoft excel, a commitment to confidentiality and attention to details, and a positive, customer service-oriented attitude.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Payable Review
    Reviews the processing and recording of accounts payable invoices
  • Audits
    Assists with the annual audits: 401(k) and bank
  • Back up
    Serves as back up for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • File taxes
    Files Sales and Use taxes and annual CAT tax
  • Financial Statements
    Prepares financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system
  • General Accounts Analysis
    Performs general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets,
    inter-company reconciliation, royalties, accruals and prepaid expenses
  • General Ledger
    Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files
  • Inventory
    Assists with the annual inventory process
  • Monthly Allocations, Accruals
    Performs monthly allocations, accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses, fixed assets depreciation,
    and recording of adjusting and reclassification journal entries, if necessary
  • Salary Payroll
    Prepares salary payroll, updates payroll records when needed, and HSA and 401(k) funding
  • Assist Other Departments
    Assists other departments as needed and completes other duties as may be assigned to contribute to
    the efforts of the team.
  • Confidentiality
    Maintains confidentiality of all corporate, personnel and research matters and uses good judgment
    regarding disclosure to appropriate parties.
  • Interdepartmental Communication
    Partners with cross-functional departments and teams to ensure customer needs are met, issues are
    resolved promptly, and to contribute to overall success for the business.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to Analyze Information
    Ability to analyze information closely to identify potential concerns and offer potential solution.
  • Accounting Knowledge
    Demonstrates a proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge in accounting.
  • Computer Skills
    Advanced computer skills in MS Office, NAV 2015, accounting software and databases.
  • Customer Communication
    Ability to communicate professionally with internal and external customers, responding promptly to
    inquiries and handling confidential information in a confidential manner.
  • Data Entry
    Ability to enter data quickly and accurately.
  • Financial Software
    Proficient in financial software.
  • Reporting Research Results
    Ability to conduct research and report research findings to manager so appropriate action may be
  • Accountability
    Demonstrates ownership of responsibilities necessary to achieve desired results and considers additional ways to help the company beyond assigned tasks.
  • Adaptability
    Adapts to changes in the work environment. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to handle change, delays, and unexpected events. Shows initiative, good judgment and adaptability for quick and/or frequent changes within daily tasks to be executed.
  • Attention to detail
    High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Communication
    Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Confidentiality
    Maintains confidentiality of all corporate, personnel, and research matters.
  • Customer Knowledge
    Maintains working knowledge of accounts that receive special pricing, ticketing, or other special
  • Dependable
    Regular, on-time attendance, including overtime as necessary.
  • Initiative
    Recognizes opportunities and initiates actions to capitalize on them. Looks for new and productive ways to make an impact. Demonstrates this characteristic when it comes to generating new ideas or processes, capitalizing on new business opportunities, seeking out and taking on increasing responsibility or resolving problems as they occur. Uses sound judgment about when to take action and when to seek guidance or permission.
  • Integrity
    Gains trust by demonstrating ethics and integrity in actions, maintaining confidentiality, and exercising appropriate discretion and judgment.
  • Interpersonal Skills
    Strong interpersonal and relationship skills to effectively work with people at all levels in a multicultural environment, including both internal and external customers. Ability to identify the needs of others and handle and manage challenging people effectively.
  • Listening
    Ability to build relationships with employees by listening to and considering the opinions of others in choosing a course of action, keeping an open mind, and gaining respect.
  • Multitasking
    Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities. Handles multiple assignments and priorities yet still fulfills all commitments. Able to handle high volume and multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality and attention to detail. Readily accepts new responsibilities and adapts well to changes in procedures. Gives appropriate priorities to various work demands.
  • Organization
    Able to organize and plan tasks out according to the demands of the day.
  • Policy Knowledge
    Understands and follows company policies and procedures.
  • Positive attitude.
    Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Prioritizing
    Demonstrated ability to prioritize work appropriately and use time efficiently.
  • Problem-Solving
    Ability to problem solve and think outside the norm in some situations; in order to get the tasks at hand accomplished. Speaks clearly, calmly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Teamwork
    Balances team and individual responsibilities and contributes to building a positive team spirit. Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with internal and external individuals and groups.
  • Time Management
    Prioritizes tasks and manages time to ensure that deadlines are met. Plans his or her time and sticks to those plans. Prevents or manages interruptions until the highest priority tasks are accomplished.

Required Education / Experience / Specific Job-related Skills

Years of Experience:

3 to 5 years of related accounting experience.

Education may count in place of required experience level.


Bachelor's degree in accounting required. 

Experience may count in place of required education level.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires frequently sitting, occasionally standing and walking, and occasionally lifting up to 10 pounds. The position also requires manual dexterity and normal or corrected vision to operate a computer in the course of work.

About the Company:

Everyday millions of children around the world are inspired to learn and play through Wild Republic. Founded in 1979 as the family-owned and operated K&M International, Inc., the Wild Republic brand has grown into an internationally-recognized company, distributing nature-inspired stuffed animals and toys throughout the world. Based in Twinsburg, Ohio, Wild Republic has operations globally in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, with retail distribution in mass, grocery, drug and specialty retailers. And, with over four decades bringing innovative marketing and IT technology service solutions to the tourism channel, Wild Republic is the leading vendor partner with North America’s most prominent Zoos, Museums and Aquarium attractions.‚Äč

This privately-owned company is committed to nature and conservation, producing the highest quality toys for children, and creating a world filled with compassion, responsibility and understanding. We are committed to serving our customers in a timely and productive manner, which requires that we all work together as a team. To achieve our goals, we are committed to building and maintaining an organization that aligns with our Core Values.

Core Values:

  •     Express Empathy and Humility toward Others
  •     Foster Relationships with Honest and Considerate Communications
  •     Honor Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit
  •     Deliver Excellence with Customer Service
  •     Accept Responsibility and Authority
  •     Demonstrate Respect and Cooperation

EEO Statement:

Wild Republic is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.  Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact us at hr@wildrepublic.com.

Disclaimer Statement:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job and other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as determined necessary by management. This job listing is not intended to, and does not, construe either a contract of employment or an offer of such a contract. Offers of employment with Wild Republic are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screening.

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