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Senior Accounting Analyst Job

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. 

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.

Job Functions / Responsibilities:

The Senior Accounting Analyst reports to the Engineering Accounting Manager and supports the accounting requirements for new product development and ongoing business within Kenworth’s Engineering organization. Position is actively involved in driving the annual budget and monthly forecast preparation and related forecast to actual analysis for Engineering departments. The position interacts frequently with department managers, Division Accounting teams, Director of Division Accounting, Assistant Division Controller and Division Controller.

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating annual budget preparations and uploads for assigned Engineering departments
  • Assist the Product Development team on the accounting/finance related aspects during development of business plans and assumptions for new products or ongoing programs 
  • Facilitate monthly forecast meetings with Engineering department managers and upload data to forecast system
  • Perform actual to forecast analysis as part of month-end close and record accrual journal entries in SAP
  • Track and report on capital and expense costs associated with new products including assisting with related Y/E reporting requirements
  • Track and report on progress towards overall project goals 
  • Process monthly journal entries including processing intercompany cross-charges
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations for Engineering Accounts and other assigned accounts 
  • Prepare monthly reporting packages and government agency required documents in coordination with other Divisions as applicable 
  • Work closely with external auditors to prepare supporting schedules for Engineering Accounts and other items as assigned
  • Participate in internal control documentation and testing for Sarbanes Oxley and Other Internal Controls
  • Perform other special projects and tasks as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • Strong analytical and computer skills in Excel (i.e. pivot tables, macros, charts and graphs) and data analytic tools (i.e. tableau, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated, handling multiple tasks and shifting priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Attention to detail with the ability to understand the “big picture” 

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of relevant accounting or work experience 

Desired Education/Experience: 

  • Big 4 public accounting experience 
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Experience in manufacturing

Additional Information

  • PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.
  • If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site. PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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