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Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: Algona, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 200 company established in 1905. PACCAR is a global industry leader in the design and manufacture of premium quality commercial vehicles and engines.  PACCAR commercial vehicles are sold worldwide under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. PACCAR distributes aftermarket truck parts to its dealers through a worldwide network of Parts Distribution Centers.  Finance and leasing subsidiaries facilitate the sale of PACCAR products in many countries worldwide. PACCAR manufactures and markets industrial winches under the Braden, Carco and Gearmatic nameplates.  PACCAR maintains exceptionally high standards of quality for all of its products; they are well engineered, highly customized for specific applications and sell in the premium segments of their markets where they have a reputation for superior performance and pride of ownership.

Division Information

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquarted in Algona, WA.  Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of commercial vehicle parts and components sold under the Kenworth and Peterbilt brands.  For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company's truck divisions and PACCAR Parts distribution centers with high quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services.  Dynacraft has production facilities in Algona, WA, Louisville, KY and McKinney/Plano, TX. 

Requisition Summary

This person will interact closely with various departments within the Dynacraft headquarters and personnel throughout the Controllers’ organization.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manage – The day-to-day accounting functions related to forecasting, analysis, internal control, and general accounting activities. Responsible for supervising, mentoring and motivating a staff size of four, which includes two direct reports.
  • Business Partner – Actively engage with Operations personnel to improve processes, review Six Sigma savings calculations, actively support the management team, and serve as the Controller when the Controller is off-site.
  • General Accounting – Provide leadership and vision for the general accounting team. Manage completion of accounts reconciliations and analytical reports.  Responsible for ensuring the accurate accounting and reporting including quarterly analysis prepared for PACCAR Corporate Consolidations.
  • Forecast – Manage the monthly forecasts including variance analysis and reporting to PACCAR Corporate Consolidations. Manage the annual overhead budget process including preparation of senior management presentation and variance analysis.
  • Month-end – Manage the month-end cycle by coordinating workflow, preparing and reviewing various journal entries, analyzing key accounts and reporting results to the financial reporting group. Review of department expenditures and the actual to budget comparison. Preparation and review of executive financial comments.
  • Internal Control Program / Sarbanes-Oxley Program – Management oversight of the Dynacraft Internal Control program to formulate internal controls and best practices, including Sarbanes-Oxley programs.
  • Special Projects – Assist with special projects including system implementations, initiate various process improvements utilizing Six Sigma tools, implement SAP refinements to improve reporting, etc.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Excellent analytical and technical accounting skills required.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills, emphasizing continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Attention to detail with a “big picture” focus.
  • Strong organizational skills required to manage multiple projects from beginning to end.
  • Deadline-driven and self-motivated.
  • Strong computer skills, and proficiency in Excel and Access.
  • Ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and changing priorities while meeting non-negotiable deadlines.



  • BS/BA Accounting Degree
  • 8 + years of relevant accounting experience with increasing responsibility



  • Big 4 public accounting experience highly preferred
  • CPA or MBA

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Accounting, ERP, SAP, Six Sigma, CPA, Finance, Technology, Management

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