First Supply

Finance and Accounting Support Specialist

US-WI-La Crosse
3 weeks ago(12/26/2017 1:46 PM)
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
# Positions


First Supply® is a leading main channel wholesale distributor providing industrial customers and building contractors with an extensive line of products and services. First Supply features manufacturer product lines in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic, industrial and municipal markets. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, First Supply has more than 600 employees in 29 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $50 million in inventory and over $250 million in annual sales.


The Finance & Accounting Support Specialist would be responsible for aiding business planning and decision making tasks by providing appropriate financial analysis and reporting in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance.


  • Creating/maintaining analytical tools for the accounting department to roll out for divisional use
  • Training the end users on how to use those tools to make better business/operational decisions to include collecting feedback from the end users on how we can streamline the reports currently provided
  • Meet regularly with facility managers to review financial statements and other financial reports (meeting may be via WebEx)
  • Review, analyze and report on facility, regional and consolidated financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow, including variances from plan, forecasts and prior year
  • Analyze, report and recommend income statement balance sheet and cash flow improvement opportunities, including improvements in efficiencies to Controller, CFO and/or other appropriate personnel
  • Assist with preparation of accurate forecasts and budgets for appropriate periods as directed
  • Assist with preparation of forecasts consistent with strategic plan
  • Ensure accuracy of financial reports prepared
  • Recommend new reports to facilitate financial performance improvement and analysis
  • Review reports and financial statements to improve understanding and facilitate ease of use
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Controller


  • Four year college degree in accounting or related field
  • CPA designation preferred
  • 40% travel required
  • Computer knowledge and skills with proficiency in Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook and the ability to learn First Supply LLC’s business system
  • Satisfactory score on the Wonderlic Personnel Test and/or Caliper Assessment
  • Valid drivers license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards
  • Ability to read, speak, understand and write English
  • Attendance on a regular and consistent basis

First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. In order to be selected for the position, candidates must submit to a drug test with negative results on employment offer, the ability to be bonded as defined by First Supply LLC's fidelity bond insurance carrier, and have a valid driver’s license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards.


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