Meskwaki Inc Job Announcement

Senior Accountant

We are looking for an experienced Senior accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions. Senior accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. This position requires an individual with inherent leadership qualities and the attention to detail necessary to ensure accurate reporting in all areas.  The successful candidate will be able to work independently and in a team environment. A successful Senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants. Senior accountant duties include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.


  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Provide technical support and advice on Management accountant
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with our Financial Director to improve financial procedures



  • Proven experience as a financial accounting supervisor or senior accountant
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including VLOOKUP’s and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred
  • Willingness to work with a wide variety of businesses; wholesale, retail, professional services, and construction.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.

Qualifications – Preferred

  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • CPA license or demonstrated progress toward securing a license.


Dependent on Qualifications

Work Location

Meskwaki Business Centre in Tama, Iowa 52339

Please send Resumes to Human Resources email address or mail resume to the following address:

Meskwaki Inc. Human Resources

Attn. Holly Youngbear-Schrock

1496 Hwy 30

Tama, Iowa 52339

Phone # 641-484-9551 ext. 2617