Senior Accountant

  • VGM Group
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Full Time
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Job Description

As the Senior Accountant for The VGM Group an individual is responsible for assisting the accounting/finance department with monthly financial close, monthly and quarterly financial reporting (internal/external), annual budgeting, and other special projects. Our Senior Accountant will take a strategic and service oriented approach to working with the management of each business unit to provide analysis and advice to senior management.   

Reports to:                 Controller

Hours:                        Full-time: Monday – Friday 8-5 PM+

Location:                    Waterloo, IA

Compensation:         Highly competitive compensation

Benefits                      VGM Group, Inc. is 100% employee owned. Employee of VGM receive:

  • Gifted Employee Stock Ownership,
  • 401k and ROTH 401k with up to 3% company match,
  • Health Benefits, HSA options - single to family, Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Term Life and Voluntary Life Insurance., Flexible Spending Account,
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave,
  • Free Walk-in Clinic to all employees & family members regardless of carrying VGM Insurance,
  • 24/7 On-site fitness center and free fitness classes
  • PTO (Paid Time Off),
  • LifeLock Identity Theft Management,
  • Paid holidays.

An individual will be well compensated and will have growth opportunities within VGM. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, each individual has the chance to give back to the community and participate in volunteer opportunities.


These are the responsibilities expected of an applicant interested in this position.

  • Assist with completion of divisional monthly, quarterly and year-end closings, including complex calculations and journal entries, and performance of financial statement analyses; Assist with preparation and analysis of reporting used for executive team leadership performance reviews.
  • Proactively and regularly communicate with clients and stakeholders (both internal and external) to fulfill requests and contractual needs.
  • Coordinate and lead Divisional and Company-wide special projects as assigned that will have a broad impact across the organization, including but not limited to internal control implementation, process improvements and business optimization, due diligence, data integrity initiatives, etc.
  • Assist with developing and implementing processes for monitoring and timely communicating financial and operational performance at the site level, analyzing, identifying and communicating areas for operational and financial improvement, and implement mechanisms for tracking of post-implementation results
  • Prepare and/or review monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, financial reports for management and clients, various other financial analyses.
  • Identify and remediate process and control deficiencies; update policies, procedures and process documentation; communicate process changes to team members affected.
  • Assist management with annual budget preparation, as well as monthly / quarterly forecasting activities.
  • Prepare and perform financial presentations for clients and management during site visits.
  • Compile and support external auditors' requests for information and documentation.
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Applicants are expected to meet these qualifications to be considered for this position.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting; Master's degree preferred.
  • A combination of public accounting and industry experience is acceptable.
  • Strong Excel experience and attention to detail.
  • CPA preferred

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. Reasonably related additional duties may be assigned to the individual Associate.

VGM Group, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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