Financial Shared Service Accountant
Sterling Heights, MI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
About Grainger and E&R:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

E&R Industrial, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grainger, is an innovative, full-line industrial supply distributor committed to brand name quality products, competitive prices, and on-time delivery. As a regional distributor of MRO products, including a deep portfolio of metalworking/cutting tool products and solutions, E&R provides outstanding product and technical expertise to the manufacturing industrial sector. The dedicated staff of professionals are proactive in creating cost effective solutions designed to meet and exceed the demands of our valued customers.

Position Details:

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Services, you will be an integral part of E&R's finance team and to complete the closing process of the monthly financial statements.

You Will:

Completion of financial closing process and schedules

Complete monthly business closing process to support business and corporate financial requirements. This includes closing the financial statements, completing necessary journal entries, performing appropriate analysis and preparing schedules that support monthly packages. Assist in the completion of monthly performance reporting, reconciliations, and associated metrics.

  • Ensure that financial statements accurately represent the financial performance. Work with management on completion of the required data and prepare supporting documents. Prepare supporting documents for quarterly tax audit packages and yearly business audit packages.
  • Manage all inter-company receivable accounts and transaction records.
  • Work with the Corporate Asset Team to track Construction in Progress (CIP) and Fixed Assets.
  • May be involved with Sales and Use tax process.
  • Be financial liaison for General ledger maintenance.
  • Accounts Receivable-Partial
  • Apply cash
  • Contact customer regarding payment status via phone, email
  • Process credit card payments
  • Manage customer validation process, check credit limits, hold orders, release orders and run D&B reports
  • Maintain sales tax
  • Ensure proper level of approval for issuing credits
  • Perform customer setups and changes
  • Cross train to ensure efficient collections during team member absences
  • Document payment status or issues notes
  • Investigate short payments due to pricing, quantities, tax and freight
  • Supply credit references to customer upon request

You Have:
  • B.A Degree in Accounting/Business/Finance
  • CPA ideal, but not required
  • 3 + years experience in financial data analysis
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong teamwork.
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge and use of Epicor or SAP financial system helpful, but not required
  • Operational distribution experience ideal but not required.
Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs
DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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