Jarden Corporation Staff Accountant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

About Jostens

Celebrating 118 years of business, Jostens has been a part of local communities, working with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, teams and affiliation groups. Representatives from Jostens touch thousands of schools and groups every day, working to make a difference with products and services that recognize accomplishments and help people tell their stories. These products, along with resources for educators, yearbook curriculum and services to help motivate and inspire like Jostens Renaissance® and Commitment to Graduate (C2G) are all designed to contribute to a positive and rewarding school experience. As a household name and leading brand in our market, we are passionate about being the most trusted partner in celebrating moments that matter. We are a mid-size company with a small company feel, allowing us to move fast and explore innovative ideas.

At Jostens, we help people capture, celebrate and inspire through their stories and accomplishments with uniquely customized and personalized products for students and families, educators and schools, teams, and world class athletes and their fans.



Our Staff Accountant will be responsible for various Fixed Asset accounting and reporting, as well as month end-related journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and other month end responsibilities.


Analysis of expenditures/asset purchases per individual CER¿s to properly identify individual assets, reconcile to plant provided asset tag listings and input to Fixed Asset sub-system (Oracle) with proper asset classification code.

Review and reconciliation of Fixed Asset balance sheet accounts; including CIP maintenance and reconciliation, performance of additions, transfers and retirements in Fixed Asset sub-ledger system.

Other various Fixed Asset duties as assigned

Performing various month-end close duties including intercompany invoicing, corporate expense allocations, manual journal entry input, and financial statement preparation and review

Preparation of various monthly account reconciliations, including the research and resolution of reconciling items

Perform other routine and non-routine Corporate Accounting functions as directed by the Assistant Corporate Controller or the VP/Controller (examples include analysis of property tax accruals and balance sheet liability, unclaimed property reporting and assistance with internal management reporting process)



4-year degree in Accounting

1+ years of related experience

Excellent computer skills, with extensive knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access and ability to learn database concepts

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively with all levels and functions in the organization

Ability to plan, organize and implement

Solid aptitude for numbers, strong organizational and attention to detail skills

Solid analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to participate in difficult prioritization and strategic decisions

Travel: 5 -10%


Experience with Oracle Financials and budgeting/reporting systems

Ability to develop and communicate a compelling and inspired vision

Ability to help develop a vision and strategy, communicate to others, and lead to accomplish

Ability to develop enhanced systems, processes and data/workflow vision, requirements and approach based on business strategy and technology trends/best practices


Why Jostens?

Jostens is comprised of dynamic teams of individuals who support the mission of schools, groups and teams by passionately helping people express themselves, celebrate experiences and traditions, recognize achievements and share their stories. We value innovation, integrity, diversity and exceptional performance and want to make that apparent in every experience we deliver.

Jostens is committed to attracting and retaining the brightest and most talented individuals to our company by offering competitive compensation, a progressive and nurturing culture and growth potential. In addition to our traditional benefit offerings, Jostens offers charitable gift matching programs for employees, scholarships and charitable contributions to the communities we serve. Employees also enjoy tuition reimbursement benefits, progressive career planning as well as comprehensive medical benefits and a 401K matching program. Jostens supports and promotes healthy living through education and incentive programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Jostens participates in the E-Verify process.


COMPANY: Jostens, Inc.

Requisition Id: 22355

Location: MN- Minneapolis