• Accounting Specialist

    Location US-IL-Danville
    Accounting/Finance - All Positions
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Overview


    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 offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities. We have 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.


    We have an opening within our Finance team, for an Accounting Specialist.



    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:  This position consists of accounting duties that are performed with the aid of a computer and a variety of accounting software programs.   The essential functions of the job are analysis of financial records, reconciliation of accounts, generating commission reports, and general accounting. The employee reports to the Accounts Receivable Manager and will work approximately 40 hours per week.


    • Process deposits/final balances - Daily checks
    • Make weekly phone calls/emails for remaining balance on signs getting ready to ship
    • Help with collecting money when making phone calls
    • Monitor finished goods and make calls to get signs shipped
    • Process credit card payments
    • Process ACH payments
    • Monitor bank ACH/wire transactions daily
    • Nightly check deposits/credit card reconciliation
    • Help with invoicing/SRO when needed
    • Customer issues (i.e. help answer phone calls, emails, and assist customers)
    • Process AP checks every Tuesday
    • Cash Processing
    • Doc-Link Processing

    Required Education/Qualifications

    1. Education: high school diploma or GED;
    2. Employment: 6 months - 1 year in accounting related position of increasing responsibility, to include interaction with customers, is preferred.
    3. Exceptional communication skills, with a strong pro-customer orientation.
    4. Exceptional math and analytical skills.
    5. Exceptional organizational skills.
    6. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as think critically and analyze processes, procedures.
    7. Comfortable providing guidance, direction and support to others in the department.
    8. Strong Microsoft Office skills, with extensive skills in Excel to include complex formulas and reporting.
    9. Experience with an ERP system such as SAP, Great Plains preferred, with Infor SyteLine ideal.


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