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Accountant I

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


850 76th Street S.W. - Byron Center, Michigan 49315

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible to perform a variety of general accounting responsibilities, including journal entries and account reconciliations, in accordance with GAAP, to provide accurate and useful information for management review and decision making.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Responsible for general ledger maintenance to include, journal entries, coding invoices, account analysis and reconciliation, setting up new accounts and assisting with accounting close process, while ensuring such is completed in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Assist in preparing financial statements to include monthly balance sheet, income statement and report on changes in financial position/budget variances and maintains related records.

  • Assist with reviewing assigned operating budgets and research and explain variances; assist in the preparation of budgets used in measuring, planning, and controlling business operations and provide for management review.

  • May consult and/or educate associates and management on financial statements and reports; may participate in research to assist with identifying and resolving business issues.

  • May review work of accounting clerks engaged in general accounting activities.

  • Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best accounting practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company compliance.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required) in Accounting or Finance or another related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered.

  • One year of Accountant/Accounting experience strongly preferred.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good organization and analytical skills; attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • General knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Proficient in MS Office (Access, Excel, Word).

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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