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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Accounting Assistant, Assoc. in Peoria, Illinois


The position is directly responsible for the A/R & A/P functions for a medium sized manufacturing concern. The applicant needs to be familiar with all aspects of a full cycle accounting process, be able to apply established procedures, analyze, and verify financial records to ensure accurate financial reporting. Secondary duties will include various administrative functions, special projects, and periodic back up of existing staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Process accounts receivable invoicing, credit memos, and statements.

  • Process A/P, sustaining business transactions, posts details of business transactions

  • Limited journal entry preparation.

  • Assist in month end closing process.

  • Various report preparation and account analysis.

  • Research and resolution of accounting related variances.

  • Assist management staff and existing members of the accounting department.

  • Any other duties as assigned (filing / special projects).

Knowledge and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual will possess the following knowledge, characteristics, skills and/or abilities:

  • Proficiency in a variety of computer software applications: Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook.

  • Experience with accounting ERP systems (MS Dax preferred).

  • Intermediate accounting and analytical skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.

  • Establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

  • Extremely detail oriented with excellent organization skills.

  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to interpret financial statements.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma required, AA degree in Accounting preferred. Five or more years of general accounting experience in lieu of degree.

Physical Demands

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable.

O (Occasionally) - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time

F (Frequently) - Occupation requires this activity 50% of the time

C (Constantly) - Occupation requires this activity 66%+ of the time

  • Physical Abilities

Stand - F

Walk - C

Sit - C

Handling/Fingering - O

Reach Outward - F

Reach Above Shoulder - O

Climb - N

Crawl - N

Squat or Kneel - N

Bend - O

  • Push / Pull

12 lbs or less - O

13-25 lbs - O

26-40 lbs - N

41-100 lbs - N

  • Lift / Carry

10 lbs or less - O

11-20 lbs - O

21-50 lbs - N

51-100 lbs - N

Over 100 lbs - N

Working Conditions


This position is located in a manufacturing facility. This position works in an office area. Employees must wear the appreciate PPE when inside the production area.


Company Greenbrier Rail Srvcs Non-EE

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