SIMON | Associate Accountant - Rapid City, SD

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Country: Rapid City, South Dakota, US, 57702

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients.  What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. 


Supports the accounting team through accurate and timely recording of financial transactions.


  • Reviews and validates job/work order tickets for accuracy (pricing, product, customer, and sales tax information)
  • Processes invoices using Company financial systems to account for revenue from product sales and services 
  • Distributes invoices and statements to customers for payment
  • Processes billing corrections and credits 
  • Assists credit administrator with customer relations and collections
  • Reconciles revenues and expenses with P&L for assigned areas  
  • Assists with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end financial report processing  
  • Reconciles balance sheet for assigned accounts in areas of responsibility 
  • Performs monthly company credit card audits
  • Assists with budgeting processes, including data entry and upload
  • Prepares assigned reports, presentations, analysis, etc. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support accounting functions

Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 1 year of accounting experience preferred; construction-related experience a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and software, including JDE and similar a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to maintain a clean driving history

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Most work performed in an office environment; quiet to moderate noise level
  • Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 35 pounds 
  • Regularly required to use hands to manipulate objects
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Sitting for long periods (up to 8 hours or more) at a desk using a computer; with intermittent breaks
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; visiting work sites may require walking over uneven terrain and some exposure to dust, chemicals and loud noise
  • Some travel with overnight stays away from home may be required

Workplace Values, Requirements

  • Support, promote, and practice Simon core values, vision, and mission
  • Support, promote, and comply with Simon Code of Ethics, Workplace Conduct, Safety, and other established policies 
  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Align personal vision and goals with larger goals of the Company
  • Support continuous improvement to improve Simon processes, performance, safety, and overall success


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (SIMON) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City