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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Accounting Assistant
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Bluelinx Corporation | Marietta, GA
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Job Description


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. BlueLinx offers thousands of products from suppliers all over the world to service over 10,000 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business through a vast network of distribution centers located throughout the U.S. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.

Position Purpose Summary:

Performs routine clerical accounting and general administrative tasks (i.e., verifying accuracy of information, document processing, typing, basic record keeping, report compilation, preparing charts / spreadsheets backing up tapes, file preparation and storage). Follows a number of specific procedures to complete several clerical steps performed in a prescribed or slightly varied sequence, (i.e., coding and filing documents in an extensive alphabetical file, simple posting or basic data entry to individual accounts, opening and sorting mail, and calculating and posting charges to departmental accounts). Responsibilities may also include processing account receivables, routine verifications, postings, filings, and calculations to process, compile, or maintain financial data or records.


* Understands the company's vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
* Performs routine data entry and processing of invoices, vouchers, claims, payroll, chargeback's, checks, etc.
* Checks transaction (A/P and A/R) for completeness and accuracy. Posts clearly defined ledger entries (AP/AR).
* Classifies and codes transactions through previous accounting action to determine source of discrepancies. Identifies discrepancies and determines alternative courses of action.
* Troubleshoots and analyzes discrepancies. Consults with supervisor /team lead on problems and discrepancies.
* Performs account reconciliations. Posts registers or subsidiary ledgers. Updates accounts payable and accounts receivable books. Examines codes, verifies and reconciles transactions.
* Prepares, maintains and distributes reports, graphs and charts. Assists with preparation of profit and loss statements.
* Maintains time and material records. Takes inventory of equipment and supplies. Orders supplies, answers phones, opens, sorts, review and distributes mail.


* HS diploma or GED required. Associate or Bachelor's Degree a plus.
* 2-5 years related experience preferred.
* Solid working knowledge is needed in visually proofing and comparing data.
* General knowledge of accounts receivable document assembly, filing, multi-tasking, records management and account analysis.
* A basic level of understanding of general accounting principles and procedures.
* Strong organizational skills, good interpersonal and communication skills.
* Detailed knowledge of the company and/or department procedures related to work performed.
* Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant systems technology.
* Appropriate understanding of internal controls.