Accounts Payable Specialist


FUI - Corporate Office

Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Farmers Union Industries, LLC also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI, is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Pet Care Systems, Dakota Pack, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufacturers in 6 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com

Job title Accounts Payable Specialist
Location FUI Corporate Office Redwood Falls, MN
Reports to Accounting Manager

Job purpose

The Accounts Payable Specialist will carry out the accounts payable responsibilities of the Finance/Accounting Department.

As a key member of the Accounting & Finance team, the Accounts Payable Specialist will

  • Adopt and exemplify FUI’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Be jointly responsible for contributing towards the achievement of the company’s strategic and operational targets and overall business aims.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Accounts payable responsibilities include verifying proper authorization and coding prior to entering into Microsoft NAV system, and preparing check or electronic payment for issuance or transmission.
  • Process all check requests, contract payments and employee expense reports up to point of issuing payment.
  • Process contractor compensation including calculation of incentives and billing third parties for such where appropriate.
  • Analyze vendor statements and reconcile accounts payable.
  • Involved in vendor relationships as it relates to the resolution of problems and discrepancies.
  • Ensure all A/P files and record keeping are in compliance with company and accounting policies.
  • Responsible for application of payments from selected clients.
  • Assist with invoicing and General Ledger closing process.
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheets as requested.
  • Assist with internal and external inquiries in relation to invoice discrepancies.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in Accounts Payables.
  • Experience in an agriculture manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Possess basic mathematic skills, the ability to analyze figures, and knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Must be able to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
  • Able to pick up and learn new systems quickly and effectively.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, and focus on long-term relationships.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office products – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of computers and familiarity with accounting software is also essential.

Working conditions

  • Work performed in a corporate office setting.
  • Ability and willingness to work extra hours on a scheduled /unscheduled basis when required.

Physical requirements

  • Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination to use a personal computer, e-mail, copier, fax, phone, and other standard office equipment.
  • Ability to speak to and hear employees via phone and in person.

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