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Job Title:Accounting Manager - Safco
Work Type:Work Days: Work Vary: Yes , Shift: Other, Hours Per Week: 40, Work Type: Regular
Salary Offered:Unspecified
Physical Required:Unspecified
Drug Testing Required:Unspecified
Education Required:Bachelor's Degree
Experience Required:Unspecified
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As the Accounting Manager with Safco, you will be an integral part of the financial management team leading accounting, reporting and financial control processes to fuel operational and financial success. You will oversee day to day accounting, reporting and financial control for the company and will drive innovation through process improvement, financial analysis and supporting initiatives to further Safco's reputation and long-standing success.


Proactively lead to deliver timely and accurate P&L and Balance Sheet accounting in compliance with US GAAP and corporate policies utilizing current best practices to maximize value and efficiency

Proactively lead to deliver value added financial reporting that highlights key trends, issues and opportunities across the business including progress against goals

Partner with Safco Sales and Operations teams to analyze data and processes to identify and recommend solutions to support business decisions

Ensure Safco maintains effective financial control by managing approval levels, separation of duties and other financial control tools

Act as a liaison between Safco and the corporate finance team to leverage support and ensure timely and accurate compliance with corporate policies, reporting and procedures in the areas of accounting, reporting, treasury & tax

Lead Safco's participation in LDI's annual financial audit

Lead and bring accountability to a team of three direct reports (Financial Accountant, Accounts Payable and Treasury) by building a culture of high performance, collaboration and continuous improvement that values learning and commitment to quality



Analytical and Proactive, bringing a solid understanding of operations within a manufacturing and distribution environment and able to correlate operations costs to the P&L. Your practice is proactive and forward thinking as you focus on the big picture without getting too bogged down in the details.

Able to drive Financial Strategy through the lens of the Business. Recognized by leadership as a strategic business partner who understands manufacturing and distribution operations environments (e.g., inventory costing, inventory controls, operations efficiency and risks) and knows how to drive business impact by working closely with the leadership team. Effective at balancing priorities that impact the business with the need to respect accounting requirements (e.g., trial balance reviews, reconciliations, reporting).

Excels in an Environment of Change. Whether you're driving improvements across your department, evolving the business's thinking around financial strategy or supporting a new acquisition for the business, you're comfortable owning the initiative and standing behind what you believe is best for the business as you collaboratively lead and work with others to drive change.


Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting

7+ years of progressive experience in Finance or Accounting Management. Both public and private accounting experience preferred

5+ years of experience leading and developing finance/accounting teams

Financial leadership experience in manufacturing and distribution environments

Ability to learn and navigate effectively in the JD Edwards ERP system, strong database knowledge (BI preferred) and advanced Excel skills

Excellent data analysis and trend identifications skills with the ability to show the impact of the analysis on the financial statements

Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with plant and corporate team members and executives

Exceptional judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Demonstrated skills in coaching employees and facilitating process and cultural changes

Safco has delivered exceptional organization and workspace products for the ever changing ways in which people live and work. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with revenue of $200M, Safco operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Milford, Iowa and distribution centers located in Minnesota, Virginia, Georgia, and California. With the acquisition of Mayline in 2016, Safco entered the U.S. manufacturing and operations space producing approximately 25% of its product offering and sourcing the remainder. By making the strategic decision to manufacture in the U.S., Safco is able to deliver with greater speed and efficiency, and build in additional protection in matters such as global trade decisions / tariffs.

In 1966, Safco became part of the Liberty Diversified International family of businesses. Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) has revenues exceeding $700M. LDI is comprised of three divisions: Paper and Packaging, Workspace Products, and Building Products. Led by the company's first external CEO and a talented management team, LDI is on track to become a $1B company. We have 1,900 employees and 20 facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Since LDI's inception in 1918, our values - Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence - have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. With roots in the corrugated cardboard business, today we operate in the core markets of paper and packaging, retail merchandising, workplace environments and building products.

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Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

Only candidates who meet the minimum job requirements will be considered. This position does not offer financial support for relocation or VISA sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from independent recruiters or recruitment agencies will not be considered.

Liberty Diversified International (LDI), and our family of companies, is committed to hiring, promoting and compensating all employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform their job responsibilities. LDI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees, applicants and other covered persons and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. LDI strictly prohibits any form of discrimination where ever we conduct business. Equal employment opportunity extends to all terms and conditions of employment, including, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, training, discipline, benefits and termination of employment.

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