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Senior Financial Accountant

Category: Experienced Professionals

Wage Rate: $80,000-$90,000

Is Full Time: Yes



Based in Wheeling, WV, the Ziegenfelder Company is part of the Armstrong Group.  The Armstrong Group is a private, family owned and operated collection of diverse companies. What began in 1946 as Armstrong County Line Construction, founded by Jud L. Sedwick in Kittanning, PA, has now grown into an organization that encompasses multiple industries and employs over 2,400 individuals nationwide. Our brands include Armstrong Utilities, Guardian Protection, Armstrong Development, 4Front Solutions, Twin Pops and Armstrong Comfort Solutions.

The Ziegenfelder Company is a frozen novelty manufacturer that focuses solely on producing the highest quality frozen ice novelties, commonly referred to as twin pops. We are the largest manufacturer of twin pops in the country with production facilities in Wheeling, WV; Chino, CA; and Denver, CO.  

The Ziegenfelder Company has averaged solid growth for the past 15 years while growing our tribe from 60 employees in one facility with three production lines to over 400 employees across three facilities and 12 production lines.  Core to our success has always been making the highest quality, best tasting products in the market and selling them to valued customers at the best possible price.  The Ziegenfelder Company owns and produces the brand Budget Saver, as well as, licensed and private labeled products for premiere retailers, such as Albertsons, Dollar General, Kroger, and Walmart.  24/7 operations in our three facilities, generates over 2.2 million pops per day.

Ziegenfelder’s growth and success is clearly due to our dedicated tribe.  We value integrity, creativity and innovation, and are committed to positively impacting our workforce and the communities in which we live and work.

Growing together, revolutionizing our company and bringing smiles to every home in America.

Making people smile with really cool treats!

Growing Better Together

Think Tribe First

Win by Always doing the Right Thing

Inspire Each Other

Nurture our Zieggy Economy

Serve Others

The Senior Financial Accountant, this position will play a key role in the financial accounting, reporting, budgeting, and analysis for the Ziegenfelder company.  The selected individual will be a highly motivated, results oriented professional who is an innovative thinker.  The applicant must have strong analytical, problem resolution, and collaboration skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and communicate effectively.  

This role, supported by a strong Finance & Accounting Tribe, will assist in developing and driving a proactive, collaborative partnership among the leadership team, driving constructive and engaging conversations, monitoring stakeholder feedback, and identifying trends and opportunities to advance Ziegenfelder’s overall business & mission.

The Ziegenfelder Senior Financial Accountant is responsible to:

  • Prepares, reviews, and posts journal entries in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Support the monthly close and reporting process, along with providing analytical analysis and decision support.
  • Reviews accounting records and transactions for accuracy, adequacy of supporting documentation, and compliance with company policy
  • Participates in the timely preparation, review, and distribution of monthly quarterly, and annual financial statements including, but not limited to, income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, local management reports, cost allocation reports, and capital expenditures reporting
  • Develops and prepares relevant, meaningful and comprehensive management reports which provide comparisons to budget and historical trends
  • Actively supports the financial audit process
  • Supervise and train entry and mid-level accounting staff.
  • Prepare journal entries, reconcile, and balance general ledger accounts, research and correct posting discrepancies and provide accounting support for our internal customers.
  • Evaluate manual and automated financial accounting work processes, systems, and procedures for efficiency of workflow,
  • Lead various process reviews and improvement initiatives as well as develop or improve internal controls surrounding the key risks within them.
  • Lead routine assessment of cost allocations to ensure accuracy and relevance given existing business conditions and practices.
  • Supervise and train entry and mid-level accounting staff.
  • Drive alignment and consistency within the business areas including, Sales, Operations, Engineering, Marketing and P&C. Partner with understanding needs and providing tools and processes they can leverage.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Leaders at all levels and in all roles at Ziegenfelder strive to demonstrate leadership competencies. As Senior Financial Accountant, you will demonstrate:

  • Integrity: Is direct and truthful, is ethical in making decisions and speaks candidly about tough issues. Is open-minded and listens to tribe members at all levels.  Is widely trusted by others and keeps confidences.
  • Self-awareness: Has an accurate picture of strengths and weaknesses and is willing to improve.
  • Accountability: Seeks to take responsibility before placing blame. Able to react when unexpected problems arise, and proactive in developing plans to prevent problems from reoccurring.  Admits mistakes, owns failures and commits to deliver expectations and responsibilities.
  • Credibility: Makes decisions and problem solves based on regulations, facts, data and science.   Clearly understands and communicates performance standards and expectations to others and is willing to hold self and others accountable to performance standards.
  • Commitment: Contributes maximum effort to support company initiatives and is tenacious when problem solving for the good of the tribe and organization. Willing to go above and beyond to support success for others and the company.
  • Teamwork: Focuses others’ energy on common goals, priorities and problems. Seeks common ground in an effort to resolve conflicts. Works harmoniously with colleagues and departments.
  • Initiative: Works to identify and seize opportunities when they arise. Demonstrates initiative and is motivated to drive improvement.  Skilled at original thought when evaluating problems and developing action plans.  Able to consult with peers and third parties when additional expertise may be needed. 
  • Values and gives feedback: Seeks out, responds to, shares, and uses feedback.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Five to seven years of progressive accounting experience
  • Advanced knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to work in a rigorous environment where priorities can change quickly; strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines
  • Ability to partner cross functionally, through strong relationship building, influencing, negotiating and communication skills, with all levels of management.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint), as well as experienced with budgeting, financial reporting and general ledger software applications.
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information and exhibit a high level of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Must work well under pressure and meet required deadlines
  • Sound independent judgment.
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Top 4 Public Accounting firm
  • MBA with a concentration in Business, Accounting, or Finance or CPA
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical, data, and reporting skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Navision, PowerBI, Excel Forecasting Models
  • M&A experience preferred, CapEx modeling, scenario planning


  • This position is located in Wheeling, West Virginia


  • If qualified and interested, please apply by visiting