Accountant, Junior Staff Accountant A/P A/R G/L

Location US-IL-Danville
Accounting/Finance - All Positions
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
1st shift


NOTE: Danville IL is 1.5 hours from Indy, 2.5 from Chicagoland, 3.5 from St. Louis.




Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic growing company, headquartered in Danville IL. We are more than 80 years strong and have been growing steadily. We expanded in 2013 to bring our manufacturing facility to 150k sq ft and our office facility to 50k sq ft.  We are a market leader in the fast growing digital billboard and LED sign markets.  


Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering and sales through circuit board assembly; from accounting and technical support through final product integration and calibration. This allows us to sustain our position as the quality leader and the premium provider in our industry.


Watchfire has been an employer of choice for decades, and are growing strong! We offer opportunities for career growth and development as well as the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment where decisions can be made quickly. Only candidates seeking to make a difference in a growing, collaborative and fast-paced environment should apply.


Watchfire Signs is looking to add an accounting team member with excellent Microsoft Office skills. The junior staff accountant will have duties and cross-training in all areas of the accounting division with interaction across all departments. This floater will get to utilize their accounting education to expand their knowledge and assist with AP, AR, and financial analysis.




  • Cross train in all key areas of accounting;
  • Provide overflow and absence coverage for numerous functions
  • Assist AR in cash remittance application, credit card payments, shipment notification.
  • Assist with the AP vouchering process.
  • Clearly understand our structure and processes, and confirm all payments are handled promptly and charged to the proper accounts;
  • Process non-purchase-order invoices;
  • Process purchase-order invoices;
  • Process and pay credit card statements with proper division of accounts;
  • Run computerized and prepare manual checks;
  • Balance GL accounts & post month end accruals and journal entries as needed
  • Complete simple to complex data mining, research and data management projects using Excel and other Office products.

Required Education/Qualifications

    • 4-year accounting/finance degree REQUIRED; fresh graduates encouraged to apply!
    • accounting experience ideal, such as internships and temporary assignments during college;
    • excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
    • strong work ethic and customer service mind set;
    • interest in growth and development into more complex roles.
    • Experience in Microsoft Office products, particularly excel
    • Experience with an ERP system such as SAP, GreatPlains preferred, with Infor SysteLine ideal.
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  • MUST have full authorization to work in the US, sorry no OPT/CPT/H1B candidates considered.


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