Sr Accountant and Optimization Specialist

NRG Systems

Location: Hinesburg, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

The Senior Accountant and Systems Optimization Specialist roles responsibilities are divided between accounting functions and identifying, planning, and implementing improvements to NRGs ERP and other accounting systems.


As a Senior Accountant, this position will work as part of the Accounting team to ensure NRGs financial statements are accurate and prepared within 1.5 days of each months end. Working closely with the Senior Accountant and Assistant Controller, this position will be responsible for reconciling assigned balance sheet accounts and will perform the functions of the other Senior Accountant and Assistant Controller in their absence or involvement in other projects. This position is responsible for daily problem solving related to the daily accounting operations and provides transactional support to the AP position and staff accountant.


As the Systems Optimization Specialist, this position will be responsible for identifying opportunities to use systems to streamline accounting and operational functions. Once the opportunities are identified, the person in this role will collaborate with people in other departments to get buy in for the change and then implement the change, if approved. In addition, the person in this role will be responsible for all aspects of system upgrades including testing and coordinating workflow updates across departments as needed.


This work requires a high level of attention to detail, a demonstrated ability to work well in a team and collaboratively across departments, and the ability to analyze and understand accounting systems and transactions and resolve problems. As this position is exposed to highly confidential and sensitive information, the utmost discretion is required.


This position reports to the Controller, is a member of the Accounting/Finance Department team and works in partnership with his or her team and all company departments to achieve the goals of the Accounting/Finance Department plan that are part of the Companys Strategic Plan.




  • Understand all aspects of NRGs accounting function and ERP accounting transactions
  • Maintain subledgers for assigned balance sheet accounts ensuring that they are current on at least a weekly basis and reconciled to general ledger balances
  • Follow up on subledger transactions to ensure they are resolved in a timely manner
  • Respond to transactional inquiries from across the company and provide resolution as soon as possible
  • Perform functions of other team members as needed such as daily inventory reconciliation, accounts receivable follow-up, recording deferred revenue
  • Responsible for and maintains legal contract site, including regular follow-up of renewal/expiring contracts


  • Identify opportunities for system improvements based on transactions that do not flow smoothly through the system, propose improvements, and implement approved system changes
  • Assist with all aspects of company ERP system including setup of new modules, maintenance of modules, system upgrades, and any additional add-on software maintenance
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with contacts in all departments
  • Assist with documenting policies and procedures






  • Bachelors degree (or 3 years related experience)
  • Minimum of 4-6 years equivalent experience in the accounting field
  • Experience with ERP implementation and/or optimization
  • High proficiency with Excel and accounting software with ability to create moderately complex documents required
  • Experience in a manufacturing setting a plus
  • Excellent teamwork, ability to interact well with coworkers and department managers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with an international customer base
  • Attention to detail, with proficiency and interest in problem solving in complex situations
  • Skilled at problem solving
  • Demonstrated initiative, ability to work independently
  • Experience with identifying continuous improvement opportunities
  • Work performed in a climate-controlled office environment.
  • Primarily duties performed in a seated position.

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