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Plant Accountant

Plant Accountant

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Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of innovative water management products and drainage solutions. ADS operates a global network of 61 manufacturing plants and 29 distribution centers through our 3,800 employee team members. 

Why choose ADS?  We seek out the best talent and provide you with resources for career development, support and the chance to lead something big.  We offer tremendous opportunity for individuals who want to advance in the industry through innovation and leadership.  Choosing a career with ADS means joining a great company and being part of a great family.

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The Plant Accountant is responsible for accurate reporting and management of financial and numerical data for a manufacturing plant with varying numbers of employees and processes. The Plant Accountant is also the primary plant contact for Human Resources administrative issues and information. The Plant Accountant reports directly to the Plant Manager and has indirect reporting relationships to the Regional Manufacturing Manager and Corporate Accounting.



The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:


  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Summarize and report on general accounting activities
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Manager
  • Manage payroll wages including overtime, employee benefits and taxes through data entry and reports in ADP and E-time software programs
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs


  • Prepare entries utilizing accrual accounting to record payroll, freight and capital expenditures
  • Record and report numerical and financial data
  • Manage accounts payable and purchase order process
  •  Manage transactions of collected cash and checks, there no longer is a deposit box
  • Personnel Administration (personnel files, vacation & attendance tracking, new employee processing and benefits administration)
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES



Job Skills:


This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:



  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office and computer skills
  • Minimum typing and multi-line phone management
  • Ability to sustain minimal data entry/numerical errors
  • Mathematical skills
  • Effective proofreading skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • 10 key calculator



Educational Requirements:



  • Minimum High School graduate
  • Associate’s Degree or better preferred



Preferred Experience:



  • 2-3 years general business/office
  • Previous HR/Administration experience



Physical Requirements:



  • Employee will be lifting heavy objects and must have the ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computer components.
  • The employee will be typing, answering the phone, and using their hands in other ways throughout the day and must have full use of their hands


  • The employee will be sitting at a desk for an extended period of time, so they must be able to sit in a chair for 8 hours at a time


EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.