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Financial Accountant – Transportation & Maintenance Divisions

Innovative Ag Services

1 Positions

ID: 47365

Posted On 05/10/2024

Job Overview

Due to Promotion and department expansion, IAS is looking for a new Financial Accountant to add to our team!  

Primary Objective: As the Financial Accountant supporting the Transportation and Maintenance Divisions, you will play a critical role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial data, facilitating strategic decision-making, and optimizing financial performance. You will also be responsible for maintaining fixed asset records, managing capital budgets, coordinating tax-related activities, overseeing financial transactions related to memberships, patronage, and equity payouts, and management of various stakeholder programs.

Areas of Accountability:

The following duties are typical for this job.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.

1. Financial Support for Transportation and Maintenance Divisions:

  • Provide financial analysis, reporting, and support to the Transportation and Maintenance Divisions to facilitate informed decision-making and drive operational efficiency.
  • Collaborate with divisional leaders to develop and monitor budgets, analyze variances, and identify opportunities for cost optimization and revenue enhancement.
  • Prepare financial forecasts, analyze trends, and provide insights to support strategic planning and resource allocation within the divisions.

2. Fixed Asset Management and Tax Compliance:

  • Maintain accurate fixed asset records, including acquisition, depreciation, and disposal activities, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to conduct regular fixed asset audits and reconciliations to verify the accuracy and completeness of asset records.
  • Assist in the preparation of property tax returns, ensuring timely and accurate compliance with tax regulations and requirements.

3. Capital Budgeting and Spend Reporting:

  • Lead the capital budgeting process for IAS, working closely with departmental heads to develop capital expenditure plans and budgets.
  • Monitor monthly capital spending, prepare variance analysis reports, and provide insights to management on capital project performance and expenditure trends.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of capital investments with strategic objectives and financial targets.

4. Energy Tax Refunds and Coordination:

  • Coordinate the process of obtaining tax refunds for energy usage at company locations, liaising with energy providers, tax authorities, and internal stakeholders to optimize refund opportunities.
  • Analyze energy usage data, identify eligible refunds, and prepare and submit refund claims in compliance with applicable regulations and deadlines.

5. Membership, Patronage, and Equity Payouts:

  • Oversee processes related to memberships, patronage refunds, equity payouts, and other member-related activities, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timeliness.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on membership-related initiatives.

6. Stakeholder Programs:

  • Lead all activities related to the IAS Internal Finance Program.
  • Provide customer feed usage reports for external feed management software programs.
  • Initiate and reconcile ACH payments and collections.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in financial accounting and analysis.
  • Strong understanding of fixed asset accounting principles, capital budgeting processes, and tax regulations.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Experience with property tax compliance and energy tax refund coordination is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and compliance.
  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Excel.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Adaptability:

  • Requires static strength to lift, push, pull, or, on occasion, carry objects with a minimum weight of 50 pounds.  Also flexibility to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.  Some tasks involve repetitive motion.
  • Agricultural Environment – Possible exposure to seasonal weather, outdoor conditions, and agriculture products.

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Monticello, IA


First Shift

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Full Time


55,000 to 90,000


Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement





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Innovative Ag Services Co. is a full-service farm cooperative, offering a complete line of supplies and services to meet all of your farm needs. We provide value-added products and services to more than 5,000 members in the grain, agronomy, feed and energy markets. Our 30+ locations are conveniently located throughout northeast and central Iowa, and southwestern Wisconsin.