Accounting Administrative Assistant

Accounting Administrative Assistant Des Moines, IA

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The Weitz Company

Job Title:

Accounting Administrative Assistant

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

04/12/2022

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$N/A

Company Description:

The Weitz Company

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

Job Description:

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States. 

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Pay
  • Rewarding Bonus Program
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package with Tax-Advantaged HSA and FSA offerings
  • Employer-Paid Short and Long Term Disability Programs
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off Provisions
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan With Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fully Paid Parental Leave
  • Voluntary Products including: Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Accident Insurance
  • Corporate Wellness Program with Wellness Time Off and Rewards

The Weitz Company is seeking an Accounting Administrator to be located out of our Des Moines, IA Shared Services – Corporate office. 

What You'll Do:

  • Go through monthly statements
  • Validate invoices
  • Make phone calls to pay bills via credit card
  • Add new and modify existing vendors to the Company Address Book in JDE
  • Answer phone calls and emails from vendors
  • Maintains a filing system that ensures easy and efficient retrieval of information; follows appropriate retention guidelines
  • Scans and stores documents in electronic file system
  • Prepares/sort mail and UPS packages
  • Ensures documents received from business unit and project staff is accurate
  • Gathers and summarizes data for reports, identifies solutions to various administrative issues and assembles material from files and records to complete special projects
  • Interacts well and builds trust with internal and external stakeholders; understands and demonstrates a sense of teamwork and contributes to a supportive work environment to accomplish goals
  • Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of all business, payroll and research matters
  • Performs other duties as assigned

What We're Looking For:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed in this role.

  • Education: High school diploma is required for this position.
  • Experience: At least one year of experience in an administrative function.
  • Skills: Independent judgment, excellent organizational skills and the flexibility to coordinate multiple projects with frequent interruptions are necessary skills for this position. Interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and analytical ability to gather and summarize data for reports is also necessary. A qualified candidate possesses excellent communication skills and is able to maintain a pleasant and positive attitude, even in difficult situations. Tact and poise are essential.
  • Technology: Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is necessary, as are good typing, 10 key and general office skills. Basic experience with Adobe or Bluebeam, Outlook, JDE, and Box is a plus.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time. 

The Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of the Company without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of the Company. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable.

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