Kee Safety

Buffalo, NY

General Ledger Accountant

Do you want to be part of a company that is growing and excited about change? Join the Kee Safety team as our newest General Ledger Accountant in our Buffalo, NY office.

Who is Kee Safety?

Separating People from Hazards is our life’s work. Kee Safety, Inc. is the North American business operation of Kee Safety, Ltd. in the United Kingdom. We maintain a strong sales presence here in the USA with our manufacturing and warehouse center headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

Kee Safety is the leading global supplier of safety systems and solutions. When you join the Kee Safety Team, you are not only aligning yourself with the leading safety and fall prevention experts in North America but with people who are passionate about fall prevention, safety, and who care about their company and its customers.

What Can We Offer You?

We are most proud of our employees and our culture. We believe in our employees and understand that when they are engaged and they are happy - they will thrive and our business will grow.

Our corporate culture includes:

  • A strong, collaborative work environment
  • Training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Life-long friendships
  • Our Kee Giving Sponsorship Program: Kee Safety will donate to community initiatives that employees support outside of work

Kee Safety provides some of the best benefits around:

  • 401k plan with excellent match and bonus contribution
  • A comprehensive benefits program that includes medical plans starting at $0, vision and dental coverage, life and disability coverage paid 100% by the Company
  • Paid holiday, vacation and sick time 

This role will work under the Business Unit Controller and help to provide all back office and financial accounting functions for the KEE Safety Inc. Specifically, this role will run the back office accounting function, providing the region with reliable, robust and accurate financial information and processes. 

Key Responsibilities   

  • Ensure that the back-office accounting function provides robust, reliable, timely and accurate data and systems in the following financial functions –
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll
  • Bank and Cash management
  • Work in Process Inventory/Project Tracking
  • Reconciling the company’s bank statements and bookkeeping ledgers  
  • Completing analysis of the employee expenditures
  • The role will ensure that the Company continues to comply as it expands its areas of operation
  • Ensure the accuracy, timely update and maintenance of all financial information contained within the business systems (Microsoft Dynamics); controls all change management of business systems and produces reports from systems as and when required
  • Ensures that all reporting requirements, internal and external, are complied with at all times to a high level of accuracy
  • Work alongside BU Controller to ensure that all actions in North America are aligned with the region’s strategic direction
  • Support the group’s health and safety policy by helping to ensure a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors
  • Provide accounting support to other Business Units (monthly reconciliations, intercompany review)
  • Build a daily communications rapport with the General Managers of your Business Units, tackling financial issues, strategic direction and day to day financial tasks
  • Ensure all cash, bank, sales and order reporting is completed
  • Oversee annual inventory counts and where appropriate implement random spot checks through the year based upon risk
  • Review, adjust and maintain all financial control processes on an ongoing basis to ensure control is maintained


Education, Experience and Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent 
  • 1-3 years relevant professional experience in a sales and service organization 
  • Private sector, multi-site organization; multi-country experience a plus
  • High level of general ledger accounting skills; project accounting experience is a plus 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal 
  • Extensive knowledge in MS Office, particularly Excel; good knowledge of relevant accounting software and databases
  • Excellent organization, scheduling, planning, record keeping skills
  • ERP accounting software experience is a plus

Individual characteristics 

The successful candidate will need to be a disciplined, organized, and motivated self-starter that can work independently, as well as with a team. They must communicate well, both verbally and in writing, be comfortable pro-actively reaching out to non-financial departments. The ideal candidate will have superior excel skills, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and very astute attention to detail. They will need to be able to manage their time effectively, ensure all timelines are followed and deadlines met, and adapt quickly to changing priorities within the business.