Staff Accountant @ United Hardware Distributing

Staff Accountant: United Hardware Distributing in Plymouth, MN is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant for our Finance Department.

United Hardware Distributing Co. is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing products, retail programs and support services to independent retailers. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, United Hardware services dealers from its 400,000 square foot distribution center in Milbank, SD and delivers to locations in 18 states.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and record journal entries timely and accurately in accordance with GAAP. Understand the financial impact and classification of entries in the financial statements.

  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations timely and accurately in accordance with GAAP. Research, document, and correct discrepancies timely and completely. Understand why transactions belong or don’t belong in each account.

  • Calculate and file multi-state sales and use tax returns timely and accurately. Set up and maintain integrity of tax types and calculations in the general ledger for stores. Maintain integrity of Uniform Sales and Use Tax Exemption/Resale Certificate for all applicable jurisdictions.

  • Research, code, obtain approvals, and process expense invoices in Epicor

  • Perform weekly payment runs

  • Perform Distribution America payment runs (3 per month)

  • Create wire and ACH payments on-line with supporting documentation and approvals

  • Process manual check payments

  • Research and resolve vendor payment inquiries

  • Lead efforts to move vendors from physical check to electronic payment

  • Process expense reports in Concur, which includes but is not limited to the following: a) set up new users, b) review and approve all expense reports ensuring they are in accordance with company policies, c) provide weekly batch file to HR to process reimbursements through payroll, d) record expense reports in general ledger, e) assist company employees in identifying correct ledger coding, submitting expense reports in Concur, and resolving technical difficulties, f) run reports for specific data requests

  • Reconcile the company’s corporate credit card statement, which includes obtaining proper G/L coding for expenses, recording the expenses in general ledger, assisting company employees, and processing “payment” for auto-deduction from bank account

  • Process miscellaneous debit memos for various transaction types

  • Assign sales tax to applicable invoices and maintain tracking spreadsheet.

  • Maintain current W-9s from applicable vendors

  • Reconcile data and make payments online for Paint Care program

  • Maintain good attendance record by being present for work each day as scheduled

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have completed one or more years of college or a specialized accounting course or have equivalent related experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to independently research and reason through cause, effect, and proper resolutions of various accounts payable and accounting situations

  • Ability to effectively solve problems and record transactions with minimal supervision

  • Strong attention to detail skills

  • Knowledge of GAAP and accrual based accounting

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Analytical skills


  • Medical

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dental

  • Life Insurance

  • LTD Insurance

  • 401k

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays

Qualified candidates interested in working in a team environment should apply online by clicking on the following link:

Questions? Contact:

Rebecca Armstrong

Human Resources Associate

Direct ' (763) 557-2777

Fax ' (763) 550-2570

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