Accountant

Recruiter
Gates
Location
Siloam Springs
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2019
Closes
22 Oct 2019
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Accountant

Location: Siloam Springs, AR United States

Category: Finance
Job Type: Direct Hire

APPLY NOW Driven by Possibility Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application–specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations. We don't rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers' demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real–world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value–added service offerings to support every facet of our customers' operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We are Gates. OVERVIEW: At Gates, we welcome challenges, celebrate hard work, and continually seek new talent to join our global company. Our Siloam Springs, AR plant is looking for an Accountant. Please review below to see if this might be the right opportunity for you. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the completion of daily, monthly and annual accounting activities as assigned by the Plant Controller, including, but not limited to, the following activities:
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Compare costs of production across plants
  • Prepare, review and finalize financial results on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Prepare annual budget schedules as assigned by the Controller
  • Create variance analyses
  • Enter, review and/or reconcile Oracle data
  • Process journal entries
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations
  • Ensure compliance with Tomkins Mandate for Fundamental Financial Controls and existing SOX matrices
  • Participate in and support testing and audit activities
  • Support external audits by facilitating the provision of data to external auditors and responding to inquiries in a timely and professional manner
  • Identify and complete continuous improvement opportunities such as updating standard work, driving transactional improvements and reducing process work elements.
  • JOB REQUIREMENTS QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree required; Business, Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, with some cost accounting experience preferred
  • Strong accounting knowledge with experience in all areas of general accounting
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong team player; willing to cross–train in all functions to be able to step in to support other team members as needed and share knowledge, building collaborative team relationship
  • Effectively handles conflict and demonstrates flexibility in work style to accommodate changing priorities and fixed deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with other accountants, functional specialists outside of the plant and business leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret data and provide meaningful information to both a financial and non–financial audience
  • Self–motivated in seeking quality solutions and continuously focusing on process improvements, while keeping the needs of the business in the forefront
  • Experience with SOX controls auditing processes
  • Committed to the importance of accounting standards and controls
  • Experience with Financial module systems and General Ledger systems
  • Demonstrated excellent skill set in all Microsoft Office Products
  • Working with large databases
  • Previous experience in a global manufacturing environment beneficial
  • Knowledge of intercompany accounting processes and international accounting knowledge beneficial
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT:The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job–related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law. APPLY NOW

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