Staff Accountant

Shared Services – Eden Prairie, MN

Parallel Technologies Inc. is looking for a full time Staff Accountant to work in a dynamic, fast pace environment. The ideal candidate should demonstrate strong problem solving skills, be comfortable learning new tools, possess strong Microsoft Office skills, be attentive to detail, have a basic understanding of accounting/finance, and always be reliable.


  • Requires support of a variety of accounting functions.
  • Must possess strong analytic, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Must be friendly and focused with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work cordially with people of different backgrounds and positions within the organization.
  • The candidate will strive to meet clients’ expectations while acting with a high level of integrity.
  • The candidate will work in a collaborative, team environment consistently looking for ways to pursue excellence while maintaining a positive attitude.

Essential Duties

  • Determine monthly allocations of SG&A costs across business units
  • Prepare month end accruals and other required journal entries
  • Pull monthly financial statements from accounting software (Xero) for review and analysis
  • Preparation and filing of monthly/quarterly state sales & use tax returns
  • Involvement with year-end financial audit
  • Participation in information gathering for annual R&D tax credit study
  • Analyze overhead cost allocations between business units
  • Maintain, improve and analyze weekly metric scorecard reports for upper management
  • Analyze SG&A costs to identify opportunities for cost reductions
  • Monitor and work to improve cash management including reviewing contracts for payment terms, manage collections and vendor payments
  • Special projects and other tasks as assigned over time and professional development
  • Document workflow, procedures, checklists, and policies for assigned tasks
  • Abide by all internal procedures, policies and regulatory guidance
  • Ensure all deadlines and schedules are met on time


  • Bachelor degree from a four-year college or university in Accounting or related field or;
  • 1-2 years’ experience with related accounting background, strongly preferred
  • Experience with sales & use tax reporting, strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Proven ability to multitask and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, & PowerPoint required
  • Experience in accounting software a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass background & drug test

Salary description: Salary + Benefits

Employment Status: Full Time


Parallel Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Depending upon the position you may be required to join a Union under the Minnesota Limited Energy Agreement.

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