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Lubrizol Accounting Specialist in Franklin, Wisconsin

Accounting Specialist

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

The Accounting Specialist, located in Franklin WI is responsible for high volume processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable activities for two Vesta entities.


Accounts Payable

  • Print out and label supplier invoices with an appropriate general ledger account number

  • Data entry supplier invoices into ERP system. High volume (approximately 250-400 invoices per week)

  • Match supplier invoices and packing slips to receipted purchase orders

  • Process weekly supplier payments – via checks, ACH and/or wire from respective Vesta bank accounts

  • Resolve discrepancies including purchase-price variances and sales tax issues

  • File invoices and packing slips on a timely basis

  • Process expense reimbursement for employees

  • Process credit card invoices

  • Maintain ACH/wire account information for payments and W-9’s for suppliers for use in 1099 preparation

  • Prepare year-end reporting forms for two entities i.e. 1099-MISC and 1096

  • Strong awareness of sales and use tax application on invoices – code appropriately for manufacturing environment

Accounts Receivable

  • Receive customer payments and remittances via e-mail, paper-check, ACH or wire payment into Vesta bank accounts

  • Apply payments received to appropriate invoices on customer account

  • Follow-up on short payments or skipped invoices on customer statements

  • Send out “soft” collection notices to past due accounts (as approved by Accounting Manager)

  • Review maintenance data in ERP system to keep customers’ data current with Exemption Certificates

Essential Job Functions

  • Observe and promote Company standards and policies on safety, quality and productivity

  • Reconcile petty cash

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts

  • Assist with audits

Qualifications :

  • High School Graduate (required)

  • Experienced with use of ERP systems, QAD and/or SAP a plus

  • Strong usage and proficiency in MS Excel and Office products

  • Ability to understand SOP’s and work Instructions relating to specific areas of responsibility

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years of Accounts Payable/Receivable experience in a mid-size manufacturing setting

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

Other Guidelines

  • Demonstrated excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills

  • Flexible to change, and possess a high leve of integrity and “can do attitude”

  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals

  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner

  • Abilty to perform basic math

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company. We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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