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  • 06/22/2021 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CPA - WE ARE GROWING!!! We are in need of additional professional staff. 

    Jim Lochow with Tax and Accounting Professionals in Valley City, ND

    is looking for a CPA or CPA candidate with 3-5 years of experience.  Competitive compensation will be based on experience, education and credentials. There is future ownership opportunity.


    Please send resume and cover letter to:

    PO Box 725, Valley City, ND  58072

  • 06/21/2021 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As the Accountant for Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (District), you will be part of a high performing team who is responsible for the financial operations of the District.  Your responsibilities will include inputting employees into the accounting and electronic time and attendance systems, processing payroll, preparing accounts payable for processing, and a wide variety of other duties.  

    To thrive in this position, you must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be able  to process data with a high degree of accuracy and maintain a high level of attention to detail, work effectively on more than one task at a time, and must pass a background check and drug/alcohol screening.

    If you meet these requirements, we will be screening application materials for these minimum qualifications:  An Associate’s degree in a field directly related to the job description with a minimum of two years’ work experience in a position related to the job description, a valid driver’s license, an understanding of accounting practices and procedures, and the ability to lift 30 pounds alone or heavier lifting with other employees.

    Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or in a field related to the job description or the ability to complete the Bachelor’s degree within six month of hire date, additional work experience related to the position such as payroll processing, experience in a governmental accounting position, certifications related to the job description such as a Certified Public Accountant and/or an understanding of fund accounting principles.

    Starting bi-weekly salary range is $1,700 - $2,150 and will include the standard full-time employee benefits of the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District.

    Cover letter, Park District application, and resume must be submitted to Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, ATTN:  Human Resources, 400 East Front Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504 by 5:00 pm on June 30, 2021 or until the position is filled.

    The job description and application can be viewed and obtained at the Park District office or at


  • 06/15/2021 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    North Dakota Practices for Sale:
    Gross revenues shown:

    N. Central ND CPA $319K;
    Southeastern ND CPA $705K;
    Southeast ND CPA $146K;
    Grand Forks CPA $179K.
    For more information call 800-397-0249 or view listing details and register for free email updates at

    THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PRACTICE? Accounting Practice Sales is the leading marketer of tax and accounting practices in North America. We have a large pool of buyers, looking for practices to purchase. We also have the experience to help you find the right fit for your firm, negotiate the best price and terms and get the deal done. We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our risk-free and confidential services. For more information call Trent Holmes with the APS Holmes Group at 1-800-397-0249 or email

  • 05/25/2021 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tax Forward has an opening for a full-time Tax Accountant in Jamestown, ND. This position will perform general accounting & payroll duties as well as provide compliance, research and planning of tax services and tax returns for individuals, partnerships and corporations. Experience in Agriculture is preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and tax experience in a public or business setting required. CPA designation is preferred but not required.

    Please send resume to

    Tax Forward is a proud ESOP company that is widely respected for its commitment to its employees.

  • 05/25/2021 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position: County Finance Director
    Department: Finance
    Supervisor: County Administrator
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Grade Position: E83
    Revision Date: July 2018

    Job Summary

    The County Finance Director is the Chief Financial Officer for the county, the property tax administrator, the official secretary of the Board of County Commissioners, and the election administrator. This position also provides primary management for banking operations and cash management and ensures all county banking assets are properly secured and invested. In addition, this position is actively involved in legislative and committee activities and special projects within county government and with other governmental agencies.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Chief Financial Officer (20%)

    §  Maintain accounting system and records to safeguard county assets and allow for preparation of financial statements on a monthly and annual basis in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

    §  Administer annual budget process and prepare the preliminary budget to enable the county commission to allocate financial resources to best serve the needs of the citizens of the county and to meet all statutory requirement for budget approval and citizen participation; recommend tax levies.

    §  Manage accounts payable system for the county including processing all payments, maintaining fixed asset records, and maintaining liability and property insurance claims and records.

    §  Manage county's debt program to ensure all debt covenants are in full compliance on a monthly and annual basis, and levy taxes as required.

    §  Maintain internal accounting controls to make sure assets are properly safeguarded; provide duty assignments within the office to prevent misappropriation of funds.

    §  Maintain an accurate record of the county's fixed assets.

    Property Tax Administrator (20%)

    The county and other local jurisdictions rely heavily upon the property tax structure for a major portion of their revenues.

    §  Responsible to keep the property tax database up-to-date so taxes are accurately computed, billed, collected, and disbursed to ensure compliance with all local and state laws.

    §  Maintain the special assessment system to track special assessments for the county, water resource districts, rural water systems, and cities.

    §  Work with the county commission to establish a mill levy that complies with state law and the Cass County Home Rule Charter.

    §  Assist other local units of government to meet their responsibilities for filing budgets on a timely basis; review budgets from various taxing districts in the county and compute final mill levies for each taxing entity.

    §  Enforce collection of taxes through a foreclosure and sale process in compliance with all laws regarding notice to property owners.

    §  Mail real estate and mobile home tax statements.

    Election Administrator (10%)

    §  Responsible for conducting federal, state, county, city, and school district elections in Cass County, which requires considerable interaction with local officials, candidates, news media, legislative bodies, and the public.

    §  Responsible for establishing precincts and polling locations, receiving candidate filing papers, preparing election ballots, and testing election equipment.

    §  Responsible for public outreach to candidates and the general public to share deadlines and requirements for running for office and voting.

    §  Responsible for purchasing and maintaining election equipment to ensure it is secure, meets the needs of the voting public, and provides accurate and timely reporting of election results.

    §  Responsible to recruit, train, and supervise election workers to ensure they are able to perform their duties on Election Day; this includes monitoring activities on Election Day as well as anticipating and responding appropriately to issues that arise during the election.

    Banking Operations Management (10%)

    §  Responsible for primary management for county banking operations, including opening and closing accounts, recommending  banks for activity, processing Non-Sufficient Funds and dishonored checks, remitting uncashed warrant and treasurer's checks to unclaimed property, and reconciling bank statements on a monthly basis.

    §  Ensure all banking assets are properly secured by insurance or pledges of securities as required by state law and complete all related mandated reporting requirements for state and local jurisdictions.

    §  Responsible for investing county funds and maximizing income while preserving capital.

    §  Create county investment policy.

    Cash Management (10%)

    §  Responsible for county cash management with emphasis on controlling banking costs.

    §  Maximize income on county deposits.

    §  Manage internal control around banking operations via segregation of duties and layers of approval for cash transactions and movement of funds.

    §  Study efficiency of receipt recording and depositing and implement solutions.

    Marriage License Management (5%)

    §  Responsible for issuing marriage licenses in Cass County.

    §  Develop policy on weddings inside the Courthouse with an emphasis on customer service and balancing workload.

    §  Develop policy for off-site weddings, taking into account staffing, safety, Workman's Comp insurance, fee structure, and employee compensation.

    Legislative and Committee Activity (10%)

    As the County Auditor in the largest county in North Dakota, this position is a leader in legislative activity.

    §  Responsible for studying and recommending legislation and monitoring the legislative process.

    §  Responsible to review, prepare and/or present testimony at both interim and regular committee meetings of the legislature.

    §  Assist commissioners in lobbying activities on matters that affect the county and citizens of Cass County.

    §  Take part in county legislative meetings during legislative sessions.

    §  Remain active in and provide service to both the North Dakota Association of Counties and its member associations, and the National Association of Counties to learn from peers and learn new ideas to assist the county in meeting the needs of its citizens.

    §  Present training sessions for other ND cities and counties on a variety of topics including budgeting, property taxes, and the foreclosure process.

    Administration (5%)

    §  Official Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners.

    §  Responsible to prepare the board meeting minutes and attest to the board chairman's signature on minutes and legal documents.

    Special Projects (5%)

    §  Frequently required to work on special projects both within county government and with other governmental agencies such as cities, school districts, and the North Dakota Legislature (an example is the FM Diversion Project, where work is performed in conjunction with other member entities of the Diversion Authority, in addition to state and federal officials).

    Supervise Employees (5%)

    §  Hire, supervise, train, discipline, and manage employees.

    §  Provide direction and growth for employees.

    §  Create department organizational chart.

    §  Complete annual performance evaluations for all staff members.

    Minimum Qualifications

    §  Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, auditing, and financial principles and practices.

    §  Knowledge of governmental accounting standards and state statutes pertaining to county organizations.

    §  Knowledge of agency fiscal policies.

    §  Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.

    §  Ability to direct the planning and installation of accounting, budgeting, and auditing systems and procedures.

    §  Ability to prepare and analyze financial statements and reports.

    §  Ability to manage financial data in relation to taxation, payroll, receipt of revenues, and payment of expenditures.

    §  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

    §  Ability to prioritize and organize work.

    §  Ability to develop and implement short and long-range objectives.

    §  Ability to manage and coordinate projects.

    §  Ability to make well-considered decisions and take appropriate action.

    §  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies, and the public.

    §  Ability to plan and direct the work of others.

    §  Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with repetitive motion, sitting, and standing.

    Work generally consists of a standard office environment with frequent travel to off-site locations for attendance at meetings across the city, county, state, and country. This position involves sometimes dealing with individuals who are emotionally charged over an issue.

    Tools, Equipment, Vehicles, and Machines

    Car, telephone, computer, copier, printer, calculator

    Laws, Ordinances, or Regulations

    ND Century Code/state statutes and regulations; Cass County Home Rule Charter

    Practices or Departmental Policies

    Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Cass County policies.

    Personal Contacts

    Elected public officials (city, county, state, federal), Cass County department heads, elected and appointed officials from other local units of government, professional contacts, local media, county staff members, and the general public.

    The purpose of these contacts is to carry out the general business operations of the county and the general duties required for the position while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Licenses or Certificates

    §  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or similar field of study.

    §  Successful completion of exam for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) Program preferred.

    Apply at

  • 05/17/2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Accountant will be employed by Fairland Management Company, a farm management and farm real estate sales firm, which has been in the business of farm management since 1922 and is located in Windom, Minnesota.  Fairland manages approximately 35,000 acres of farmland in eight counties in Southwestern Minnesota.  The position will carry with it the primary responsibilities for performing various accounting, income tax and financial functions for the Clients and Company.  The Accountant will be working with a staff of eight other employees. 


    1.  Accounting

    ·         The Accountant’s position is to apply his/her advanced technical knowledge of accounting concepts to see that Fairland Management Company maintains a quality accounting system for the Company and also for its Clients.  This includes the maintenance of a permanent set of double entry financial records including cash journals, general journal, chart of accounts and general ledger.

    2.  Client Responsibilities

    ·         Process all cash receipts and disbursements for various clients’ accounts including grain sale and cash rent receipts, crop expense payments and distributions.

    ·         Take an active role in communicating and assisting Clients with accounting, income tax, and financial opportunities.

    ·         Assist with cash management including preparation of cash flow statements and short-term investment of excess cash funds.

    ·         Assist with short and long term financing.

    ·         Preparation of financial statements including Statement of Income, Comparative Balance Sheets (cost or market value basis) and Statement of Cash flow.

    ·         Assist Client or Client’s income tax advisor/attorney with income tax planning and preparation for both Federal and Minnesota income tax returns.

    ·         Assist with gift and estate planning.

    ·         Assist with other miscellaneous financial and accounting tasks.


    1.       Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with coursework in the study of income taxes. 

    2.       Experience as an accountant preferred but not required.


    1.       Advanced technical knowledge of accounting concepts and the ability to apply these concepts to various client situations.

    2.       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    3.       Excellent client service orientation with an ability to handle pressure in a positive, professional manner.

    4.       Working computer knowledge.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word).

    5.       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    6.       Possess excellent work ethic and time management skills.

    7.       Willing to work in a team environment and work occasional evenings and Saturdays. 

    Fairland Management Company offers competitive compensation along with a benefits package to include health & life insurance, pension plan, and paid vacation. To learn more about Fairland Management -  EOE

    To apply for this opportunity please visit –

  • 05/03/2021 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Acme Tools was founded in 1948 and continues to be a family-owned operation with eleven locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. We are one of the premier retailers of tools and equipment both in-store and online, and serve contractors, woodworkers, and do–it–yourselfers with a wide selection of tools and equipment from all the major manufacturers.

    In preparation for the retirement of our current Chief Financial Officer, Acme Tools is now looking for a CFO who will work closely with Acme Leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate new financial strategies aimed at improving operational performance for Acme Tools. Has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, management, reporting, and running of all financial activities within the company.

    What You’ll Take Ownership Of:

    The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, reporting, and controlling all financial-related activities of the organization. This position will work to inspire, motivate, mentor, and educate a high-performing management team in our eCommerce division and at 11 locations throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa to optimize their impact on Acme Tools by:

    • Advising on long-term business and financial planning, including identifying and addressing financial risks and opportunities for Acme Tools and related entities.
    • Directly responsible for accounting, finance, banking, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, and contract analysis.
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Ownership and Senior Management to strategically enhance and provide recommendations on Acme’s financial performance and business opportunities.
    • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analysis, and information reports.
    • Assure legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations
    • Assist with high-level decisions about policy and strategy.
    • Prepare, analyze and present financial statements and other data-driven reports including monthly profit and loss, balance sheet, and forecast vs budget.
    • Provide consultation and analysis of business initiatives and new service offerings.
    • Review and ensure the application of appropriate internal controls throughout the organization.
    • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state, and federal tax returns.
    • Work with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance.
    • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
    • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors & manage preparation and support of all external audits.
    • Oversee cash, investments, asset planning, and management.
    • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
    • Serves as the internal legal resource for the company and is responsible for legal contracts.
    • Remain current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding company operations.
    • Providing leadership, direction, and management of the finance and accounting teams.
    • Hire, develop and manage accounting managers and staff.
    • Build an effective and efficient team dynamic by mentoring and develop your team through managing work allocation, providing systems training, and performance evaluations



    • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Accounting, Finance, or Economics required; CPA required.
    • 5+ years of progressively responsible financial leadership roles.
    • Strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding and experience with a retail and/or eCommerce business.
    • Must display a cohesive ability at interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment; work on a team or independently; ability to manage relationships with Ownership and Senior Management.
    • As the chief person responsible for financial oversight of our stores, this job may require additional travel.
    • Self-driven to achieve goals; high energy level is essential, as well as a strong, dedicated work ethic.



    In addition to very competitive compensation, some of the benefits we offer include:


    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • PTO
    • Paid Holidays
    • 401(k)
    • Flex Spending
    • Generous Employee Discounts

    *Employment offers are contingent on drug-screen and background check. Relocation to Grand Forks, ND required. Acme Tools is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    Small Town Friendliness. Big City Amenities. Find out why living in Grand Forks is way cooler than you think at  

    Learn more or apply online at

  • 12/31/2020 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reports to:       Chief Executive Officer
    FLSA Status:    Exempt
    Updated:           December 2020


    As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer.  The CFO will assume a key position on the strategic leadership team and will provide accounting/finance expertise to all areas of the cooperative. The CFO will support and provide guidance to the organizational efforts from a financial and accounting perspective to allow management and department heads the ability to make informed and financially sound decisions.  The CFO will provide oversight, insight and direction for all accounting/finance functions including short and long-term forecasting, cash flow, patronage recording/reporting, financial reporting, budgeting, metric development and management, and the risk/reward analysis of new business ventures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Act as the resource person to the Board of Directors, CEO, Senior leadership and department heads relating to all finance/accounting insight within the organization.
    • Oversee, develop or maintain all of the accounting/finance functions including short and long-term forecasting, cash flow, patronage recording/reporting, financial reporting, budgeting, metric development/management, and the risk/reward analysis of new business ventures while ensuring records are accurate, maintained in accordance with GAAP’s and are of the highest caliber to ensure management’s ability to make swift and informed business decisions.
    • Support and encourage cross-divisional collaboration in all areas of the cooperative.
    • Assist department heads in planning and results management through benchmarking and metrics tracking and reporting.  Work with department heads to set budgets, understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate reports for tracking and decision making.
    • Analyze the company’s financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets to ensure executive management team and department heads are armed with all information for informed business decisions.
    • Work with CEO and Board of Directors to develop high quality business strategies and plans, ensuring the alignment with short-term and long-term objectives.
    • Coordinate, prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual reports with/for senior leadership and department heads to identify key areas of improvement and how improvements can be made.
    • Directly supervise and manage all accounting team members through the monitoring of work performed by employees, correcting deficient performance and effectively rewarding and developing all employees.
    • Directly supervise Human Resources, Information Technology and Maintenance departments and employees, correcting deficient performance and effectively rewarding and developing all employees.
    • Serve as an advocate and represent the cooperative at industry associations and committees.
    • Other duties as required to support the overall mission of the cooperative.

    Key Competencies Required:

    • Is a demonstrated and exceptional manager of people and leader who exudes confidence in self and others and who; 
      • Inspires respect and trust while mobilizing others to fulfill the cooperative vision.
      • Has strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and build a consensus.
      • Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
      • Inspires and motivates others to perform well while effectively influencing actions and opinions of others. 
      • Accepts feedback from others and gives appropriate recognition and feedback to others. 
      • Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement. 
      • Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities. 
      • Makes self available to staff and provides current, direct, complete and actionable positive and corrective feedback to others. 
      • Faces people problems quickly and directly and is not afraid to take negative action when necessary. 
      • Identifies and develops subordinates' skills and encourages their personal growth.
    • Solicits and applies feedback (internal and external) to foster a quality focus in others. 
    • Creates an environment of continuous processes and service improvement.
    • Displays passion, dedication and optimism for their work, the cooperative, their employees, and patrons.
    • Ability to effectively and clearly present advanced information in a manner that is understood by the receiver of the information.  
    • Ability to respond to questions from others with detailed and advanced information in a manner that is understood by the receiver of the information.

    Minimum Education and Experience Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
    • Minimum of ten years of accounting and/or financial management experience within an organization or financial auditing organization.
    • Exceptional and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to the details.
    • Extensive knowledge, experience and expertise of accounting principles, procedures, and best practices.

    Desired Education and Experience:

    • Master of Business Administration (AND/OR)
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Experience in the agriculture Industry
    • Multi-department management experience
    • Grain and or Energy accounting experience

    Interested applicants should inquire with or 701.213.8800. 

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