SIMON | Accounting Assistant (Temporary)-Ogallala, NE

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, 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. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

Supports accounting team with financial records management, data entry, and general accounting functions.

This is a temporary role; term of assignment is anticipated to be June 2022-December 2022.

Main Responsibilities:

•    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
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Perform general office and administrative tasks, including but not limited to answering phones, filing, printing, reporting, and emailing
•    Assist accounting team with day-to-day accounting duties
•    Manage ledgers and ensure accurate financial record keeping across departments
•    Receive and process vendor invoices and statements
•    Track vendor payments and ensure accuracy of vendor statements
•    Assist with general accounts payable and accounts receivable duties
•    Contact clients and vendors as necessary to ensure accurate and on-time payments
•    Assist with preparation of financial reports
•    Utilize spreadsheets and database tools to assist in financial record keeping
•    Assist with preparation and submittal of contracts and bid documents
•    Maintain confidentiality of all financial data
•    Interpret and apply accounting policies, rules, and regulations to all work to ensure compliance with all standards
•    Perform other duties and/or complete special projects as assigned



•    Associates degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree preferred a plus


•    1-3 years of experience in an accounting, bookkeeping, or finance function preferred
•    Proficiency using computer programs, including MS Office products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook), accounting, payroll, and database software
•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills 
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
•    Ability to work independently with general direction, and organize work while managing time effectively
•    Ability to work under pressure and changing deadlines in an environment of ambiguity
•    Ability to work effectively on a team and collaborate on projects

Physical Requirements:

•    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 move and manipulate objects and operate a computer
•    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

Benefits and Perks:

•    Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
•    Prescription Drug Coverage
•    Dental and Vision Plans
•    Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
•    Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
•    Employee Assistance Program 
•    Life and AD&D Insurance 
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
•    401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
•    Product and Service Group Discount Programs

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.  Benefit offerings subject to change.


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

Nearest Major Market: North Platte