The Wills Group

  • Accounting Specialist

    Job Locations US-MD-La Plata
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  • Overview

    The Wills Group is an established, privately-held company serving customers across Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia with the vision, drive, and capacity to serve many more in the near term. Headquartered in La Plata, MD, The Wills Group is the parent company of several retail, convenience, and home comfort business units, including Dash In Food Stores, Splash In Car Washes, SMO Motor Fuels, and SMO Energy. Each one is committed to providing its customers with quality services and a superior experience – every time.


    Serving as a center of excellence, The Wills Group has a solid infrastructure built of talented teams to guide and support the successful operation of its business units, including human resources, finance, IT, marketing, and communications.


    The Wills Group was founded in 1926, and we are in the process of building the next chapter of our history. From a renewed customer focus to new brand positioning, and from product diversification to expansion into new markets, The Wills Group is evolving who we are and how we operate to pave the way for future success; redefining ourselves for today’s and tomorrow’s customers.


    Grounded in rich history since 1926 and strong company values, The Wills Group places its employees at the forefront of all they do, and is equally committed to giving back to the communities where it operates.


    You will be an integral part of our family of companies and will play a significant role in taking The Wills Group and its brands to the next level.


    The Wills Group Finance & Accounting Department is searching for an Accounting Specialist! The Accounting Specialist will process daily sales reporting and record daily fuel purchases for our retail facilities, ensuring accuracy of data through weekly reconciliation of inventory. If you are all about paying attention to the details, have strong analytical skills, and are looking to join a company which will maximize your potential, then this is the job for you!




    From a day to day perspective, you will be responsible for the following: 


    • Efficiently and effectively process and verify reports. Review reports for accuracy and seek out solutions and corrections stemming from any potential errors, omissions, or problems found during the report preparation process.
    • Effectively communicate any issues found in reports to internal stakeholders.
    • Utilize inventory reports to reconcile inventory at retail facility ensuring physical inventory levels agree with sales and purchases reported.
    • Enter freight accounts payable invoices daily and ensure timely receipt of invoices.
    • Reconciles inventory balance sheet accounts to ensure sub ledger entries agree with inventory general ledger accounts.
    • Collaborate with IT department to identify and resolve system issues.
    • Communicate with Supply, Pricing and Logistics department to resolve supply and delivery data issues.
    • Assist with special projects or tasks as required by management.

    Required Qualifications

    The right candidate will possess the following: 


    • Data entry / clerical skills
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • General ledger reconciliation experience
    • Proficient skill using Microsoft Office products – primarily Outlook and Excel
    • Experience with an ERP system
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Flexibility to work overtime as needed
    • Ability to work independently
    • Attention to detail


    Education Requirements:


    • High School diploma required, but undergraduate associates degree in accounting preferred 
    • In lieu of undergraduate associates degree, at least 5-10 years clerical experience in accounting required


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