Career Opportunities

Position:  Accountant

Beard Land and Investment Co. and its operating companies, Beard Land Improvement Company and Modesto and Empire Traction Company are family owned businesses with roots in the Modesto community for over 100 years.  

Beard and M&ET are unique companies with a rich history in Modesto, California.  Our work standards are high and we strive to hire only the best.  Hard work is expected and rewards come from meeting the challenge.  We are an organization where people are involved and making a difference.  At Beard / M&ET we know long-term customer loyalty requires us to develop a work environment that encourages exceptional quality, performance and people.

This role, while employed by Modesto Empire and Traction Company, supports both operating companies.

Responsibilities and Duties

·         Prepares various daily, monthly, quarterly, or annual financial reports or statements

·         Records routine or recurring transactions

·         Manages fixed assets accounting, in accordance with Company policy

·         Ensures invoices are accurately input to A/P

·         Drives monthly billing process and A/R cash application

·         Gathers, reviews, and analyzes statistical information

·         Makes necessary corrections and / or adjustments to ensure accurate report information

·         Examines accounting information contained in reports and exhibits, traces and reconciles unusual variances

·         Performs complex account reconciliations

·         Communicates with others in the organization to answer accounting questions or resolve issues

·         Supports annual audit process and works regularly with accounting team

·         Follows all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments

·         Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications and Skills

·         3+ years accounting experience

·         Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

·         Solid comprehension of GL and Fixed Asset accounting

·         Understanding of financial concepts and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

·         Knowledge of accounting systems, preferably NetSuite

·         Strong MS Excel skills

·         High level of attention to detail and accuracy

For employment consideration, please download and complete the employment application below and email to:

Modesto & Empire Traction Company Career Opportunities