Accounting Clerk Job in Mississippi


Job title: Accounting Clerk

Company: Schnitzer Steel Industries

Expected salary:

Location: Columbus, MS

Accounting Clerk Job Details:

Description :

The Invoice Clerk (IC) reports directly to the Controller or Assistant Controller. The IC processes invoices and researches discrepancies for Scrap Marketing transactions. The IC will apply acquired knowledge of the automated systems and Scrap Marketing activity to resolve simple and complex problems.

This position operates within defined parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Essential Functions:

  • Environmental Health & Safety (H&S)
  • Providing a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.
  • Commercial
  • Operational Performance & Best Business Practices
  • Processes large volumes of invoices for reporting and payment.
  • Researches discrepancies and implement solutions related to Scrap Marketing transactions.
  • Provides assistance concerning invoices and payments to operational and executive management as needed.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains filing within the department.
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Inventory & Quality Control
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Administrative Management
  • Special Projects
  • Special project as assigned.

Internal Control Responsibilities:

Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business.

Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Interpersonal Contacts:

Personal contact within the company consists of communicating with operations and brokerage departments for transactional coordination and system maintenance.

Job Conditions:

General office environment in non-natural light setting. Time pressures at times for month-end and year-end processing, meeting deadlines and short notice requests. Attendance is critical during the first two weeks of the month and during year-end processing. Some overtime may be required to complete assigned tasks.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Example: Ability to: lift and carry up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently; sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; assemble papers, paper punch, staple, file; apply sufficient force to open and close file drawers. Ability to communicate both by phone and in person continuously. Communication is primarily by phone, email and sometimes in person, with other departments within the Schnitzer Group. Visual acuity needed for close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures, accounting, and computer use.


High school diploma or GED. Basic accounting courses and 1-2 years prior accounts payable or transactional processing experience. Experience working in a medium to large corporation with exposure to highly-matrixed organization. Competency with 10-key, computer printer. This position requires possession of a valid drivers license and the ability to drive an automobile.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word software. Detail oriented with good mathematical and communication skills. Tactfulness for dealing with vendors and other company employees.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Radius Recycling participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

An offer of U.S. employment by Radius Recycling or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Radius Recycling does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.
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