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Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises, Ltd., world-renown maker of quality drums and guitars since 1883 and home of “That Great Gretsch Sound”, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Careers at Gretsch

Join our growing team and help shape the future of a musical legacy! We are a long-standing leader in the musical instrument industry looking for motivated individuals who value stability, loyalty, and a long-term commitment to personal and professional growth.  We are offering an opportunity for you to make an impact on our ongoing legacy as well as define your own future.  As we grow, our commitment is to put you in the best position to succeed personally and professionally.

Application Process for All Positions:  Qualified individuals should send resume and cover letter detailing experience, salary requirements, and qualifications — along with any personal connection to music making to:  HR@Gretsch.com.

 

Current openings: (5)

 


Controller/Office Manager

Location:  Fred Gretsch Enterprises, Pooler, GA.

Reports to:  CFO.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for AR, AP, Daily and Month-End Cash Management.  Yearly and Quarterly Tax and Property Tax Returns.  Payroll and Payroll Reports.  Royalty and Consignment Collections.  Royalty and Consignment Audits.  Candidate must be willing to learn our Company processes and wear multiple hats.  There will be lots of challenges.  Candidate must have a strong ability to prioritize, organize, and self manage.

The Controller’s Direct Reports are:

  • Staff Accountant
  • Accounting Administrative Assistant
  • Office Administrative Assistant

General Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • Accountable for the accounting operations of the company, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls.
  • Maintain documented system of accounting policies including a system of controls over accounting transactions.
  • Manage general ledger accounting.
  • Minimum BA in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA Certificate a plus.
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Process payroll.
  • Ensure periodic bank reconciliations are completed.
  • Perform inventory audits as needed.
  • Knowledge of licensing agreements a plus.
  • Manage outsource functions.
  • 3 Ps:  Pride, Passion, and Persistence.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Additional duties as may be assigned by the CFO.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication ability.

Job Type:  Full-Time.

Experience:  Controller: 5 years (Preferred); Accounting: 10 years (Required); Manufacturing and/or Distribution experience (Required); Manager: 5 years (Required).


Accounting Administrative Assistant

Location:  Fred Gretsch Enterprises, Pooler, GA.

Reports to:  Accounting/Office Manager.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Processes all payables
  • Vendor maintenance
  • Cash disbursements
  • Maintains Yearly Calendar and follow up on all expiring contracts
  • Assists in Month End closings
  • Foundation financial reports, invoice mailings. and filing of documents
  • Accounting support for manager

General Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • Four years experience in Accounts Payable for a distribution or manufacturing company
  • Import/Export experience
  • At least an Associates Degree if not an Undergraduate degree
  • Accounting experience
  • Excellent communications, verbal and written
  • Experience with company computer mainframes (not just QuickBooks)
  • High standards of accuracy
  • Above average skills in Word and Excel
  • Critical Thinking skills – using logic, reasoning, research to solve problems
  • High energy

Office Administrative Assistant

Location:  Fred Gretsch Enterprises, Pooler, GA.

Scope of Responsibilities:

This position provides administrative and secretarial support for all office operations.  The position’s major duties include but are not limited to: answer all incoming calls; open and sort mail; process daily outgoing mail and take to the post office; handle all office filing, data entry of orders, invoices, cash receipts, a/p; email customer invoices with scanned shipping documentation; maintain office supplies; review and accurately process customer orders; and assist with month end close out.

General Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • High School diploma but prefer Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science, Business Administration or Communications; with three years of experience in administrative office management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of record keeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
  • Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments
  • Must have good communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, & Outlook.
  • Must be deadline and detail oriented.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Candidate must be willing to learn our Company processes and wear multiple hats.  There will be lots of challenges, candidate must have a strong ability to prioritize, organize and self manage.


Executive/Personal Assistant for Exec. VP / CFO

Location:  Fred Gretsch Enterprises, Pooler, GA.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Provide high level administrative support for Exec. V P/ C F O

  • Prepare correspondence and reports
  • Research
  • Team leader of events
  • Travel to events and trade shows
  • Archiving company history
  • Making reservations for air travel and hotels
  • Communicating with vendors and customers
  • Providing assistance with foundations
  • Maintaining calendar and making appointments
  • Personal errands

General Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • College degree
  • Three to five years experience as an Executive Assistant for top management
  • Traveled internationally
  • Experience in organizing events
  • Has a very professional demeanor
  • Able to travel during week and weekends (after hours also)
  • Above average skills in Word and Excel
  • Experience making travel arrangements
  • Above average critical thinking skills
  • Above average communicator – verbally
  • Problem solver
  • Prepare and maintain budgets for events
  • Above average organizational skills
  • Experience working with foreign customers and vendors
  • Person with an attitude to make their boss happy / boss comes first
  • Take ownership in their position

 


Staff Accountant

Location:  Fred Gretsch Enterprises, Pooler, GA.

Reports to:  Controller.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Assure accurate and efficient handling of financial and payroll functions
  • Accounts Receivable collections and license audits
  • Daily banking/Month End balancing
  • Payroll & Payroll record keeping
  • Participate on Month End team
  • Monthly financial statements
  • Support the Gretsch ownership and management teams
  • Audit of IP trademarks and yearly accounting calendar

Staff Accountant has no direct reports.

Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Six years of experience in Accounting department for corporate office or family
  • Corporate office in manufacturing or distribution company
  • International experience a plus
  • Excel and Word expert level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be self directed, self motivated and capable of achieving results with minimal supervision
  • Excellent record organizer
  • Accountable: takes 100% responsibility for accurate record keeping
  • Pro-active and not re-active
  • 3 Ps: Pride, Passion, and Persistence
  • CPA certified a plus