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Part Time Financial Assistant I - Accounts Payable in Albany, OR at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

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3511 Pacific Blvd SW Albany Oregon 97321-7727

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.

This position is part of our Albany Office Team that is accountable for performing Accounts Payable work for Cascade Earth Sciences (CES), a wholly owned subsidiary of Valmont Industries Inc. CES is a water, wastewater, and environmental engineering and consulting firm founded in 1976. We provide services to food processors, agricultural producers, government agencies, and the resource extraction industry. CES can give the right candidate opportunities to work on a broad range of projects. Our interdisciplinary staff is comprised of agricultural, environmental, civil, and chemical engineers; agronomists and soil scientists; geologists and hydrogeologists; and technical and business specialists. Our team is made up of individuals who go the extra mile for their clients, who aren’t afraid to work hard or take ownership of client’s needs, but, at the same time, are part of a collaborative, fun environment. Our goal is to provide solutions to water, agricultural, and environmental challenges that meet our motto: Synergy of Water and Science.

Job Summary: 

The Part Time Financial Assistant I – Accounts Payable position is scheduled to work a minimum of 25 hours per week and is eligible for Company benefits.  The primary duties of the Part Time Financial Assistant I – Accounts Payable are to perform accurate, timely data entry of all CES vendor invoices, employee reimbursements, check requests, and recurring vendor payment such as rents, utilities, and telephone services. This position is responsible for confirming total expenses entered, matching actual bills to purchase orders, resolving billing issues, reviewing invoice coding for accuracy and question as necessary. The incumbent prepares weekly check run and ACH payments, make fund transfer requests and balance CES deposit and checking accounts to bank. On a monthly basis, this position reconciles open invoices with vendor statements, reconciles accounts payable to the  general ledger, and maintains accounts payable supplies, checks, deposit tickets, W9 forms, etc. Annually this position, identifies and reports Year-To-Date vendor payments (1099s), assists with purging accounting files, and sets up accounts payable files for the next year. This position creates subcontractor agreements at technical staff members request in the approved format.  The employee must accurately track all subcontractor agreements to ensure that CES has received all of the required documents and attach them into Deltek Vision as well as maintain the digital and hard copy of the subcontractor files. The Part Time Financial Assistant I - Accounts Payable position is also responsible for helping with filing, assisting with phones, office facilities and other corporate duties as time allows. The employee in this position is expected to have strong skills in computer applications and the ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written form. The employee must work effectively alone and as a team member with other accounting staff, administrative staff and technical staff in multiple locations, vendors, clients, and corporate personnel in a professional manner.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Three years accounting, invoicing or bookkeeping experience
  • Ability to operate a 10-key calculator by touch
  • A strong working knowledge of  Microsoft Office  Word, Excel, Outlook

Additional Qualifications (Required):

  • Ability to use analytical reasoning when performing tasks such as data entry
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Integrity to efficiently handle all office activities
  • Ability to communicate clearly in written and verbal form
  • Ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines in a busy office environment
  • Self-starter, ability to work alone at times
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to perform physical activities required by the position (e.g., bend, stoop, walk, stand and sporadically lift up to 40 pounds from floor to waist height)
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Preferred Qualifications (Optional):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting
  • Similar accounts payable experience at a consulting company
  • A working knowledge of Deltek Vision software program

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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email



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