Staff Accountant – MN

Staff Accountant

Golden Valley Supply (GVS) is a leading independent distributor of interior finish building materials, acoustic solutions, and Division 10 specialties. Established in 1975, we are a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and take pride in our entrepreneurial spirit. We partner with clients to solve challenges, provide solutions, and create long-term relationships. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, GVS also operates offices/warehouses in Des Moines, IA, Fargo, ND, and Sioux Falls and Rapid City, SD.

Our Core Values are Safety, Integrity, Service and Passion. Our Mission is, with an entrepreneurial spirit, we focus on successful partnerships. Our Vision is being a profitable, scalable, triple-bottom-line, destination employer supported from a diverse revenue stream.

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the full-cycle, transactional accounting – accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory. In this “hands-on” role, responsibilities will span full-cycle accounting, month/year-end, inventory and strategic/special projects.

This position reports to the company’s Senior Staff Accountant.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow proper accounting methods, policies and principles
  • Communicate and collaborate with GVS departments across all locations
  • Report any potential accounting or operational issues to Senior Staff Accountant
  • Maintain communication cadence with reporting manager
  • Monitor and respond to GVS Accounting emails (“ACC”, “GVS.Accounting”, etc.)
  • Full-cycle, transactional accounting for company’s MN headquarters location, and/or GVS locations IA, ND and SD, and national accounts
    • Accounts receivable
      • Invoice daily sales order batches
      • Apply cash, check, ACH and credit card deposits
      • Process and file client ST3 tax exempt forms
      • Ensure sales tax credit management during invoicing
      • Process lien waivers
      • Facilitate client credit application process
    • Accounts payable
      • Enter receipt of invoice (P.O.) using three-way match
      • Enter non-product invoices (A.P.)
      • Prepare weekly A.P. payment selection for check runs
      • Review invoices for accuracy
      • Include A.R. invoices for non-stock products
      • Enter automatic payments in accounting ERP system
    • Inventory
      • Enter receipt of goods
      • Facilitate mid-year and year-end physical counts
      • Establish, organize and process weekly cycle counts
    • Month End/Monthly
      • Send client statements
      • Audit open sales order, accounts payable and purchases clearing reports
      • Credit card reconciliation for branch locations
    • Strategic/special projects as needed
    • Other accounting responsibilities as necessary

Education & Experience

  • Associate’s degree or higher in accounting, business or finance, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years of accounting/bookkeeping experience, preferably in a distribution, construction or manufacturing environment
  • Experience operating in Sage ERP accounting software, or equivalent accounting software
  • Experience with full-cycle, transactional accounting, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and theory
  • Solid understanding of AR, AP, IM and PO transactional processes in ERP accounting systems with the capabilities to manage, train and mentor direct report(s)
  • Excellent analytical, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed with initiative and flexibility
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with ability to create and manage complex Excel spreadsheets
  • Person of integrity with a stellar record of maintaining confidentiality
  • Uphold and model company culture and core values of Safety, Integrity, Service and Passion
  • Reliability in attendance (in-person) and responsible execution of job duties

Company Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary benefits including Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Term Life, Critical Illness and Accident
  • 401(k), Safe Harbor Contribution and Profit-Sharing Contribution
  • Paid time off (PTO) and holidays

Interested in this position? Please send your resume to