Leedstone - Melrose, MN


Leedstone is a family owned business started in 1995. With corporate headquarters in Melrose, MN and additional locations in Glencoe MN, Plainview MN and Woodville WI, Leedstone currently has 135 employees. An established leader in our industry (dairy/beef animal health supplies and equipment), Leedstone continues to grow rapidly both organically and through acquisition.


  • Direct, develop and oversee performance of accounting team of 6-7 individuals
  • Oversee and prepare financial reporting for two separate operating companies.
  • Prepare monthly borrowing base certificate documentation for lender
  • Develop expertise in current ERP system
  • Identify, investigate and implement improved business processes using existing functionality in current ERP system
  • Develop and manage metrics and key business indicators to tightly manage inventory levels and turns
  • Develop and analyze standard key business indicators for revenue and margin management
  • Oversee training and implementation of ancillary software systems to improve the efficiency and accuracy of current business practices
  • Assist in creating, maintaining and analyzing corporate budgets
  • Assist in daily accounting responsibilities as needed

Experience Requirements

  • 4-year degree in accounting
  • CPA license
  • Minimum 3 years of public accounting experience in auditing manufacturing/distribution companies
  • Will consider equivalent private accounting experience, but prefer public
  • Extensive understanding of inventory accounting, costing and controls
  • Highly analytical with thorough understanding of financial analysis
  • Supervision of staff
  • Familiarity with and/or exposure to agricultural industry helpful, but not required

Personal Attributes

  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prefers working in a team-based culture where individual initiative and input is highly valued
  • Unrelentingly improvement-focused

Job Type: Full-time


  • Accounting: 2 years (Preferred)
  • controller: 2 years (Preferred)