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Merchandising Accounting Assistant

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Job Title: Merchandising Accounting Assistant
Location: Overland Park, KS, Midwest United States, USA
Company: The Scoular Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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Scoular is an employee-owned $6B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing more than 1,000 people in over 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers, and manufacturers of animal feed, aquafeed, pet food, and food, beverage, and supplements. Our deep involvement in the global agricultural supply chain gives us the ability to quickly assess market needs and identify opportunities for growth and innovation.

Position Overview:

The Merchandiser Assistant has primary responsibility for day-to-day accounting tasks as well as logistical support to the merchandising team.  This includes proper control procedures including accounts receivable and payable as well as all company and division policies and procedures.  The Merchandiser Assistant is responsible for supplier and customer management related to A/R and A/P including statement reconciliation, invoice management and serves as primary communications contact.  Primary function of this role is to manage cash applications and payables in a systematic and timely fashion also allowing for maximum use of credit terms with vendors.  The Merchandiser Assistant should exhibit excellent teamwork with other business units and employees and assist in training any new Merchandiser Assistants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for effectively performing assigned accounting tasks relating to the trade unit(s) in an efficient manner including but not limited to: Process freight payments/ticket upload or creation daily. Process final settlements in a timely manner. Process daily cash receipts and follow up on outstanding receivables and unapplied cash.

  • Assist merchandisers in any freight/logistical issues.

  • Assist merchandiser and customers with accounting questions.

  • Work with both internal and external customers to proactively identify and solve problems that may arise.

  • Maintains an organized digital filing system meeting our record retention policy which includes invoices, contracts, reports and payment receipts.

  • Monthly reconciliation of inventories

  • Review reports including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Freight Analysis and other miscellaneous reports on a daily/weekly basis and identify actionable items and resolve. Develop a basic understanding of our business to identify potential issues or opportunities and provide useful feedback to the Merchandisers.

  • Collaborates with Assistant Controller to ensure procedures/policies are followed.  Required to report all perceived control policy and procedure concerns to the Assistant Controller.


In performing their responsibilities, employees are expected to perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers, work effectively as a team contributor and independently while understanding the necessity for communication with other employees and throughout Scoular.


The Scoular Company is an equal opportunity employer.




  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately and completely.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Strong mathematical and analytical ability.

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people.

  • Customer service skills and positive, persuasive, and credible attitude.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, along with desire to learn new programs.

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Job Post Date: 10/02/21
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