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Accounting Assistant - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  287239


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Job Summary


Gathers, prepares and processes plant accounting information.  Prepares and performs processing of the plants hourly employee payroll.  Performs other support duties as assigned.  Exposed to confidential information requiring appropriate discretion. Works from general supervision on routine duties with standard policies and procedures.  Refers problems and questions to supervisor.


Essential Functions



  • Data entry of time cards for hourly employees including all regular hours, overtime, special rates, etc.  Verifies hours, account numbers, equipment number, shift, and assures accurate input.
  • Performs the accounting function of closing out each payroll and ensuring that it balances correctly.
  • Transmits payroll information to Overland Park office for processing.
  • Answers payroll questions and handles changes regarding payroll tax, 401K deductions, insurance premium deductions, union dues, address, and trust funds.


Accounting Assistant

  • Disburses and balances petty cash account.
  • Maintains and reconciles employee receivables/employee payroll deductions.
  • Performs reconciliation of raw material, gas and diesel inventories and prepares necessary reports.
  • Handles emergency account, including writing and distribution of checks, month end reconciliation and account balances.


General Clerical

  • Data entry purchase requisitions.  Filing and distribution of all purchase orders.
  • Generates, types, and/or distributes various reports for plant management including life insurance, employment, safety, vacation, personnel, retirements, etc., as needed.
  • Maintains an organized filing system for general correspondence.
  • Monitors office equipment and machines for proper function and obtains appropriate maintenance and repair as needed.
  • Make copies of reports, correspondence, documents and other pertinent information as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as requested by plant management such as performing duties for other office employees during vacations or other absences.
  • Answers incoming phone calls and greets visitors in a pleasant and courteous manner, as needed.  Takes accurate and detailed messages when needed and/or redirects callers as appropriate.




  • H.S. Diploma / GED
  • College coursework in accounting/business courses preferred


Work Experience


  • At least 6 months of experience in performing similar payroll and/or administrative responsibilities


Skills and Abilities


  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Understanding of understanding of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.  
  • Skill in operating a computer to store data and generate reports. Proficient with Excel and Word. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.



About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

Date Posted:  Jun 20, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Clerical, Plant Manager, Data Entry, Administrative, Manufacturing