Jarden Corporation Accountant Plant Asst in Owatonna, Minnesota

About Jostens

Celebrating 120 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.

Position Overview

This position provides support to the Plant Accountant for the manufacturing departments at Owatonna and Eagan.


Responsibilities for this position include:

*Monthly Accounting Close

*Forecasting and Annual Plan

*Business Metrics - Provide analysis and reporting to functional business partners

*Make updates to precious metal inventory system for all Jostens Jewelry locations

*Provide support to Plant Accountant on physical inventory reconciliation

*Purchasing/Accounts Payable duties include:

Communicate with vendors on purchase orders and invoice payment

Negotiate prices with vendor, including prices of copper, zinc, and experimental alloys

Create Purchase Orders for Eagan/Refinery & process invoices for payment

*Implement process improvements in the finance area and support operational process improvements

*Respond to ad-hoc reporting requests

*Manage office supply cost and quantities, and act as plant support and contact for activities, and special events


*Bachelors degree in Accounting and 2-4 years of experience or equivalent combination

of education and experience

*Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with all

levels and functions in the organization

*Excellent technical skills in accounting, with strong systems aptitude and PC skills

*Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills

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: 22606

Location: MN- Owatonna