Accounting Clerk

Peru, IL, US, 61354

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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As the Accounting Clerk you will be responsible for entering production data and reporting results, entering receipts for raw materials and other goods and services, processing invoices, assisting in the month-end close process and performing receptionist/ clerical duties as needed.


What You’ll Do:

Accounts Payable (30%) 

  • Process invoices without purchase orders, ensuring correct account coding is used 
  • Review and resolve all Purchase Order related invoicing issues 
  • Investigate and resolve problems by working with corporate accounts payable, plant team members, managers and vendors 
  • Track down invoices from vendors as needed 
  • Coordinate with buyers to have Purchase Orders updated as needed (with appropriate approvals) 
  • Maintain excel spreadsheets for complex vendors relating to raw materials 

Receiving (25%) 

  • Enter receipts for all packing slips and delivery tickets, ensuring accuracy, completeness and policy compliance 
  • Reconcile Excel spreadsheets for raw materials on a weekly basis using vendor statements 
  • Assist in reviewing the open purchase order report for non-maintenance purchases 
  • Follow up on aged open receipts for resolution 
  • Act as a backup for storeroom receiving 

Production Entry (20%) 

  • Record production data in SAP and Access daily deadline 
  • Resolve any discrepancies between hand-written paperwork and operations system 
  • Reconcile production data by end of day 
  • Send out production scorecard to the plant daily 

Month-End Support (5%) 

  • Assist with cycle counts of raw materials, as needed 
  • Prepare various accruals at month-end 

Administrative Tasks (20%) 

  • Complete clerical duties including filing and archiving documents, distributing incoming mail and deliveries 
  • Greet and direct visitors and vendors to the proper area or contact and ensure sign in has been completed and proper PPE is worn and COVID screening is completed 
  • Answer phone and direct calls as needed.  
  • Read and respond to email each day 

Ad Hoc Tasks 

  • Assist with reconciling inventory cycle counts 
  • Assist with basic cost accountant duties, where needed 
  • Assist with managing the reconciliation between goods received and invoices posted (GRIR)


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You’ll Bring:

  • High school diploma or GED required 
  • Associate’s degree in accounting or related field is preferred 
  • No experience necessary; Accounting experience desirable 
  • Manufacturing experience a plus 
  • Experience with an computer and MS Office skills, especially Excel, preferred 
  • Excellent customer service skills both in-person and over the phone 
  • Be curious, take initiative, and ask questions 
  • Detail oriented with a concern for accuracy and ensuring that processes and tasks are completed correctly 
  • Solid organizational skills with ability to manage time and resources to ensure work is completed 
  • Take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences; seek guidance from finance leadership as needed 
  • Reliable, detail oriented, ambitious, works well in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and regular interruptions 
  • Solid grasp of Excel; confident using an ERP system and other databases 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Collaborate as part of a team towards common goals 
  • Ability to work overtime as needed (primarily during month-end close) 
  • Willing to wear safety PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required 

What You’ll Receive

  • At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees. 
  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more 

                                                      Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!


James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Ottawa

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