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  • 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. 

  • 12/17/2020 10:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • 12/10/2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our client, Fairland Management Company in Windom, MN, has a career opportunity for a highly motivated individual as their Controller. Fairland’s Controller will be a strategic business partner within the company and will be responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the company, which include but are not limited to financial reporting, internal controls, budgeting, and supervision of the accounting staff. The Controller will also assist clients with solving financial and accounting issues and income tax planning and preparation along with additional client needs. The successful applicant with strong financial skills could be promoted to CFO within a short time. The Controller will work closely with and report directly to the President/GM.

    Qualifications include, at a minimum, a Bachelor Degree in Accounting with 5 plus years of experience in a financial management role and proven supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of accounting principles and practices along with the ability to work at strategic and hands-on tactical levels while effectively planning, implementing, and executing tasks. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in tax are essential to this position. CPA designation preferred and knowledge of the agriculture industry a plus.

    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 –

  • 11/10/2020 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    *This position will be at our Jamestown campus.  Relocation assistance is available.*
    The Controller will support and provide hands-on leadership, forward thinking, and oversight across Anne Carlsen’s accounting operations to support the mission and vision of Anne Carlsen. Under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller provides direction to the billing and accounting teams, initiates strategies and goals for operational improvements within the department, and recommends policies and procedures to continue strengthening internal controls. The Controller will provide oversight of financial systems, financial reporting, assist the CFO with the annual operating budget, maintain the Foundation’s financial records, manage student financial accounts, lead internal and external audits and cost reports, and assist with data analysis including fluctuations in balance sheet and income and expense statement balances as well as programming opportunities and rate analysis. The Controller is required to be a self-starter with the ability to lead and assist the team with tight deadlines and various accounting activities while also working closely with department leaders and Regional Vice Presidents to assist with budget and forecasting activities, contract rate reviews, and revenue reimbursement opportunities.


    QUALIFICATIONS (minimum requirements)

    Education and/or years’ experience required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
    • CPA is required
    • 3+ years of accounting experience in a healthcare setting is required
    • Experience with non-profit accounting is a plus 

    Preferred/Required Skills and Abilities:

    • Microsoft Excel proficiency and the ability to manipulate large volumes of data required
    • Accounting systems experience required, experience with Great Plains software is a plus
    • Ability to gain proficiency in Anne Carlsen’s organizational software programs and systems required
    • Experience with system implementation is a plus
    • Experience with financial donations required
    • Thorough knowledge of accounting, finance, medical billing and reimbursement, budgeting, and collection as it relates to healthcare
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
    • High attention to detail required
    • Exceptional customer service skills required
    • Supervision experience required
    • Must be able to communicate effectively through written and verbal communication in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality
    • Must be able to work independently and within tight deadlines
    • Must be team-oriented, able to effectively work within a team and with other departments, along with the ability to mentor and train others
    • Ability to multitask in a dynamic environment is necessary 



    ACC offers competitive pay and benefits, employee discounts, paid time off (PTO), and great 
    advancement opportunities! Here are a few examples:

    • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Employer Paid Life & Disability
    • 401(k) & Profit-Sharing Plan
    • Voluntary Benefits
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Special Employee Events
    • Great working environment and ability to strengthen 
           your community! 

    Offers are contingent in passing a background and drug & alcohol test upon acceptance. AC is a drug-free, tobacco-free work environment.

    Anne Carlsen is an equal opportunity employer and complies fully with all federal, state, and local employment laws and will provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, the presence of any mental or physical disability, status with regard to public assistance or marriage, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

  • 10/08/2020 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title: Corporate Controller for Makes Cents Inc.

    Department: Finance

    Reports to: CFO

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    Field: Finance

    Position Summary: The Corporate Controller would be responsible with the following functions: accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, planning, internal control oversight and accounting system management.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    · Interface on accounting and finance issues with all levels of management reporting to the CFO

    · Manage and adhere to company month/quarter/year end close schedules

    · Manage and reconcile subledgers and balance sheets

    · Prepare statements of monthly financial data including income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow

    · Analyze financial results as compared to monthly budgets/forecasts and present findings to CFO

    · Develop and direct regular financial review processes to maintain a high level of accountability from operations personnel

    · Develop or enhance reporting capabilities for financial KPI tracking

    · Assist in year-end audit

    · Assist in the annual planning process

    · Assist in management and hiring of accounting/finance personnel, as directed by CFO

    · Assist with implementation of accounting software

    · Provides superior customer service and follows established procedures in order to fulfill customer needs and ensure customer satisfaction

    · Ensures daily and monthly loan processing goals are achieved

    · Handles high volume of Inbound/Outbound customer service calls for Loan Processing.

    · Obtains necessary information to process and complete loan files

    · Examines documents to ensure accuracy and compliance with existing underwriting guidelines

    · Fulfills customer needs to ensure customer satisfaction

    · Demonstrates basic knowledge of lending services and practices

    · Other duties as assigned

    Education Requirements:

    · BS degree in Accounting or Finance required

    · CPA license required

    Qualification Requirements:

    · Must have 5+ years progressive accounting/finance experience

    · Management experience preferred

    · QuickBooks experience is a plus. ERP experience is highly preferred (Great Plains, NetSuite, SAP, etc.)

    · Strong Excel skills required

    · Ability to work cross functionally with various departments, levels of management, personalities, and skill sets

    Knowledge and Skills:

    · Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

    · Integrity –The ability to exercise good business ethics and honesty

    · Phone Etiquette- Demonstrates excellent phone etiquette pleasant phone demeanor at all time

    · Product Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly

    · Demonstrate Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position

    · Problem Solving: May provide a basic level of problem solving

    · Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience

    · Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively

    · Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

    · Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    · Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do


    · Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    · Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    · Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    · Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    · Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you

    · Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 5 lbs. Must be able to work with a moderate noise level office atmosphere.

    Work Environment:

    The office is located at the MHA Systems office in Bismarck, North Dakota. Normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional overtime may occur on occasion.

    Job Type: Full-time

    To apply, please send applications to:

    COVID-19 considerations

    To keep our employees as safe as possible, all employees wear mask at all times, their temperatures are monitored, and travel is monitored.

    This position description is a general description of the essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of MHA Systems are expected to perform tasks as assigned by management, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

  • 04/22/2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Mortenson Rygh & Associates has a full-time opening for a Certified Public Accountant or CPA eligible individual in Park River, ND.

    Duties include working with individuals, farmers and small businesses to provide accounting services in the following areas: tax preparation and planning, bookkeeping, and auditing.

    Competitive compensation will be based on experience, education and credentials. Benefits offered are health insurance, PTO, retirement plan, training and annual re-certifications .

    We are a multi-professional regional accounting firm serving northeast ND and northwest MN.  Opportunity for future ownership.

    Please send resume and cover letter to:
    Mortenson Rygh & Associates
    PO Box 287
    Park River, ND 58270
    or email

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