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As a growing global manufacturing company, we offer employment opportunities for qualified candidates in every area of every division around the world.  Valmont may have a place for you in one of our manufacturing plants or business marketing offices in North or South America, Europe, Asia, Australia or Africa.

We provide competitive compensation and benefits, a performance driven work environment and advancement opportunities.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, wherever their career with Valmont may take them.

Valmont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we recognize that diversity brings benefits to the company – ways of thinking and approaches to decision making that can make us more successful.  We value the differences among individuals and welcome diversity within our workplace.  Each Valmont manager ensures that all applicants and employees are afforded an equal opportunity in employment.  We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business.  Our policy prohibits discrimination on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected under law.

No matter where in the world you live, Valmont products are part of your life.  They are making the world a better place to live - exactly what Valmont has been doing for more than 60 years.

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Senior Accountant

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Located In:  Omaha, NE
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Omaha, NE
Start Date:  2019-09-02
Requisition #:  R6356
Positions Available: 
 One Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154-5215

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Coatings Division Senior Accountant assists the Coatings Division Accounting Manager.  This role will be involved in monitoring compliance with policies and procedures for controlling the accounting functions of the Valmont Coatings Division including accounting systems, internal controls, records, and reports.  This position is responsible for preparing and posting journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts to sub ledgers, identifying accounting process improvements, and producing monthly reconciliations and reports.  This position also performs accounting functions pertaining to Coatings Division month-end, quarter-end and year-end closings and provides support and assistance to the accounting staff at each of the Coatings locations, which includes researching problems and finding solutions to them.

Essential Functions:

  • This position is responsible for preparing and reviewing the financial activities of the Valmont Coatings Division.This includes gathering and communicating financial information among the Coatings locations, Corporate and other Valmont divisions.
  • This position, through the subordinate organization, is responsible for making sure timely and thorough preparation of financial records and reports for use by management and operating personnel at all levels are completed based on the requirements set by Corporate and the Coatings Division Controller. These records must comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), governmental regulations, taxing authorities and the policies and procedures of the company.
  • The incumbent will have experience in audit to coordinate with external and internal auditors, to coordinate process narratives reviews for all Coating locations, to review segregation of duties for all accounting system access requests, and to maintain control matrices.
  • The incumbent will have a working knowledge of the basic functions of the Coatings Division and possess a strong working knowledge of general accounting.The incumbent must also be able to communicate effectively with site accountants and accountants from other Valmont divisions.Accuracy in working with numbers, high attention to detail, and intermediate accounting skills are essential skills needed for this position.The incumbent must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Mfg-Pro (QAD), Visual Shop, FAS, and Hyperion systems.
  • This position is responsible for quality of output and processes in the Accounting area to coincide with the Valmont Coatings Division Controller's focus on providing on-time and accurate products and services to internal and external customers.

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Assist, coordinate, and manage accounting projects working with the Division Controller and Accounting Managers.
  • Perform bi-Annual review and maintain process narratives, Segregation of Duties (SOD), and control matrices for all Coatings Division locations
  • Approve user access to all accounting systems to make sure maintaining segregation of duties or that controls are in place
  • Assist and coordinate with internal and external auditors between the sites and the auditors.
  • Prepare and maintain accounting system instructions.
  • Prepare and maintain division accounting policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and post standard and miscellaneous general ledger journal entries to QAD.
  • Perform accounting functions pertaining to Coatings Division month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closings.
  • Maintain and distribute monthly financial status reports from the Coatings location general managers to Coatings Division senior management.
  • Monitor for unusual accounting and reporting issues with divisional plant accountants and Coatings Division Controller on a timely basis to insure proper treatment, consistent application, and adherence to GAAP.
  • Give recommendations for continuous improvement of products, processes and services and measurement of same to make efficient use of company resources.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or Associates degree with 7 years of relevant experience, or 10 years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of excel spreadsheets and skills working with all types of systems
  • Some travel may be required
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Accuracy and high attention to detail
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master's degree
  • CPA with audit experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Mfg-Pro/QAD Software and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Software
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to support divisional business objectives
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to effectively interpret and present information both one on one and in front of an audience

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  Some travel maybe required for this position.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Applications accepted through October 2, 2019


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Making the World a Better Place to Live

Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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