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Employer: Raven Industries
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment Type: Full Time

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to solve great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and aerospace markets. Our purpose is to Solve Great Challenges. Our purpose is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provides profitable growth opportunities, and aligns with our corporate values.  Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Raven is publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol RAVN. The Company has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Employing approximately 1,000 team members, Raven is represented by three business segments, each with unique customers, products, and markets served:

  • Applied Technology (ATD)

    • Market leader in the precision agriculture equipment market, driving innovation in the marketplace

    • Focused on both domestic and international markets

  • Engineered Films (EFD)

    • Market leader in multi-layered specialty industrial films

    • Focused on the following markets: Agriculture, Construction, Energy, Industrial, and Geomembrane

  • Aerostar (AERO)

    • Market leader in stratospheric balloon technology

    • Trusted partner of Google on Project Loon

Raven aggressively competes on four Dimensions of Competition: Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance. Deeply connected to our culture and values, Raven’s four dimensions are the foundation on which we do business and set ourselves apart in the marketplace. 

The Accountant II position will assist the assigned division to budget, analyze, and monitor costs to achieve operational and financial objectives.


Cost Accountant Responsibilities (50%)
• Develop reporting of costs and cost variances to support division’s profitability analysis.
• Provide manufacturing support through analysis of costs and variances (labor, indirect labor, overhead, production, scrap).
• Perform general cost accounting such as raw materials cost, work-in-process, and finished goods inventories.
• Verify, compile, and classify material price information.
• Prepare entries into accounts and document business transactions.
• Participate in month-end close activities.
• Perform account reconciliations.
• Ensure compliance requirements are monitored and met.
• Verify, process, and analyze physical inventory counts and variances (cycle counting).
• May assist to establish, modify, document, or coordinate implementation of cost accounting and control procedures.

Financial Analyst Responsibilities (30%)

  • Provide support to the Director of Finance for each Division around the budgeting process leveraging the capabilities of the budget software. 

  • Provide assistance to the Director of Finance with the reporting of the forecasting process

  • Assist the Director of Finance in preparing monthly divisional reporting information

  • Maintain key performance indicators for assigned division

  • Prepare materials for Board of Directors presentations

General Accounting Responsibilities (20%)

  • Provide investor relations support to the Investor Relationship Manager including preparing participants for investor meetings, creating materials used in analyst or investor conferences and updating investor relationship website.

  • Prepare audit support and interact with independent auditors

  • Contributes to assigned team projects in an above average manner

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.
• 5+ years experience in a related position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work with confidential information and documentation with discretion.

• Understanding of cost accounting procedures and theory.
• Understanding of accounting principles and GAAP.
• Proficiency with a computer, including Microsoft Office (specifically Excel). Ability to use query tools is preferred. Experience utilizing web-based applications is beneficial.
• Ability to be flexible and multitask.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff

Sioux Falls, SD

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Contact Information

Raven Industries
Peggy Canter
205 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-336-2750

Other Information

Category(s): Accounting
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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