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Accounting Assistant

Theisen Home Farm Auto

1 Positions

ID: 19929

Posted On 09/09/2022

Job Overview



Employment Type: Full Time

Supervisor: Accounting Manager

Location: Dubuque – Corporate Office


Job Description

Entry level position. Assist the accounting department in creating timely and accurate financial statements and completing special financial projects.


  • Associates Degree in Accounting (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)

Job Duties

  • Reconcile credit card deposits and provide support to stores for identifying and correcting any credit card issues
  • Audit semi-weekly check runs and daily electronic accounts payable files
  • Pay company credit card bills, collect receipts, and code expenses
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Prepare and post journal entries
  • Reconcile, analyze, and correct various general ledger accounts
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare various financial reports for other departments
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets including background spreadsheets
  • Pay and file various taxes (sales, consumer Use, property)
  • Maintain an understanding of the accounts receivable process and provide support for the Accounts Receivable Generalist
  • Prepare renewals for various state permits/licenses/certificates necessary for business operations
  • Monitor and keep current with government regulations regarding accounting principles and related issues to ensure that the company is in compliance with all applicable regulations and laws
  • Develop and maintain accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements
  • Develop and implement new internal policies and processes to increase productivity and efficiencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong budgeting, financial forecasting, and financial analysis skills
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as it applies to governmental accounting and reporting
  • Technical skills in account reconciliation, cost analysis, and month-end-close responsibilities
  • Sufficient knowledge of computer programs, bookkeeping and accounting principles to accurately maintain company records
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Exhibit a high level of integrity and business ethics
  • Strong computer skills, including all Windows Office products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and able to meet deadlines with accuracy
  • Excellent analytical, decision making, and problem-solving abilities
  • Leadership skills including enthusiasm, courtesy, empathy, and initiative


Eligible for:

  • Competitive match on 401K
  • Health, dental, vision, flexible spending account
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • PTO, holiday, and birthday-off pay
  • Associate discount and many other benefits


Theisen’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, status as a veteran, or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Kelly Boge

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Banking/Mortgage/Financial Services
Clerical/Office Administration
Customer Service


Dubuque, IA

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Full Time


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




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About the Company

Theisen's is an independent, family-owned chain of Home, Farm and Auto stores, with locations in Dubuque, Maquoketa, Dewitt, Anamosa, Monticello, Tipton, Dyersville, Vinton, lowa Falls, Charles City, New Hampton, Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids (2), Newton, Ames, Grinnell, Pella, Coralville, Indianola, Davenport IA, Sparta WI, Black River Falls WI and Jefferson, WI.

Theisen's is a member of Mid-States Distributing, a buying group comprised of independent, family-owned retailers across the country.

Theisen's was founded in 1927 by Leo & Kathryn Theisen.  Theisen's headquarters are in Dubuque where the buying staff, advertising, accounting, human resources, MIS and distribution center are located.

Theisen's  employs over 1200 associates. The philosophy at Theisen's is "people buy from people, not companies" and the company stresses that "our associates work with us, not for us". 6201 Chavenelle Road Dubuque , IA 52002-2634 (563)556-4738