Careers – Accounts Payable / Payroll Administrator (Chatfield, MN)

At Strongwell, growth, market diversity, and financial stability create an environment of security and opportunity. Strongwell people take pride in being part of an industry leading team. The company recognizes that its people provide the intelligence, vitality, enthusiasm, and productive effort that makes the company what it is today.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please submit a completed application (linked below), along with your resume and salary history to Human Resource Department, Strongwell-Chatfield, 1610 Highway 52 South, Chatfield, MN 55923. You may also email your information to [email protected]. All application submissions are confidential. No phone inquiries please.

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Accounts Payable / Payroll Administrator
(Chatfield, MN)

JOB SUMMARY:  A key member of the Minnesota Finance/Accounting team, this position reports directly to the Accounting Supervisor.  This role is instrumental in processing weekly hourly Payroll and all Payroll reporting functions as well as the Accounts Payable vouchering process for the Minnesota location.  This role is also responsible for various Accounting duties, as referenced below.


  • Proof weekly hourly payroll for accuracy. Send to Corporate for payroll processing.
  • Process contract employee hours, communicate to employment agencies.
  • Maintain Plant PLT log for tardiness and unpaid time.
  • Enter payroll information changes into the system.
  • Review attendance slips for unpaid time.
  • Calculate perfect attendance.
  • Provide various ad hoc payroll reports to Strongwell management.
  • Assist supervisors with payroll system support.
  • Provide accurate and timely information for filing federal and state tax reports.
  • Prepare month end payroll/fringe benefits hourly journal entries.
  • Update and review payroll/fringe benefits monthly account reconciliation files.
  • Prepare quarterly 941 reconciliations.
  • Assist with year-end physical inventory and audit requirements as needed.
  • Receive and process vendor invoices.
  • Complete vouchering process.
  • Code invoices for data entry.
  • Enter invoices into ERP system for payment.
  • Route check disbursements register for payment processing.
  • Update ERP system with payment information.
  • Store all required supporting documentation in DASH to meet internal control requirements.


  • Associates degree in accounting or related field and/or 2-3 years of current work experience in a related field required.
  • Office/computer experience including Microsoft Excel proficiency.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing - production/inventory fundamentals beneficial but not required.
  • Familiar with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software.
  • Strong math aptitude skills beneficial.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  This position requires that the employee be able to work effectively in a work environment involving:

  • Some lifting, squatting, walking
  • Prolonged periods of sitting, working at computer

Strongwell reserves the right to revise job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity with the industry leader, please submit your resume in confidence to [email protected].