Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-WI-DeForest
Job ID
Finance, Tax & Treasury
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Assistant Controller - Shared Services
Remote Office

Business Overview

Genus is a FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With revenues of around $600 million, it has a workforce of approximately 3,000 employees throughout the world. Genus has been one of the best performing stocks on the London Stock Exchange.


Genus is a global market leader in bovine and porcine genetic improvement, Genus helps its customers in the dairy, beef and porcine supply chains around the world. Genus’ vision of “pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world” is supported by its core values to be customer-centric, resultsdriven, pioneering, people-focused and responsible.

Role Overview

A motivated and self-driven Accountant will take on a breadth of accounting responsibilities for multiple entities in the group. Your proven accounting skills in month-end close, account reconciliations, intercompany transactions, Sales/Use Tax Returns and GST/QST Returns will prove to be invaluable. You will be given the opportunity to interact/coordinate and build relationships with various internal and external customers.


The role of Staff Accountant offers the opportunity for hybrid working as part of the Global Finance team. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monthly close including account reconciliations, journal entries and coordinate timely and accurate submissions of financial results
    • Ensure month end account reconciliation process is complete and accurate, reconciling items are consistent, and un-reconciled amounts can be readily explained and corrected
    • Coordinate research and resolution for all reconciliation issues in a timely manner
  • Prepare complex bank reconciliations and investigate bank to ledger variances for multiple legal entities and bank accounts.
  • Understand system configuration for tracing entries from users to bank entries
  • Assist with system testing for planned updates or enhancement requests as appropriate. Engage with IT and third-party ISV where needed.          
  • Responsible for vendor account set up
  • Prepare state and local sales tax returns
  • Prepare Canadian goods & services tax returns
  • Responsible for annual carbon reporting and insurance renewal processes
  • Inquire, understand and assist in implementation of changes to accounting policies, procedures and deliverables as they relate to assigned accounting function
  • Lead and drive change by recognizing opportunity and implementing efficiencies and by influencing senior managers
  • Assist with audit requests and other audit inquiries from both internal and external audits


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 1-2 years related experience

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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