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Senior Cost Accountant Job

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR is hiring a Senior Cost Accountant to join the Controlling organization in Kirkland, Washington office.


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!



Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope with the introduction of battery electric vehicles, and exploration of fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at



Requisition Summary
Kenworth is seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our fast-paced accounting team. We are looking for a candidate with strong accounting skills, including manufacturing and production knowledge.

As a member of the Cost Accounting group, you will perform analysis on margins and aid with forecasting future margins. You will collaborate closely with our Purchasing and Plant Accounting group to validate standard costs and ensure standard cost accuracy within our costing system. This involves performing material variance analysis between standard and actual costs. You will perform month-end closing tasks and financial reporting, which includes account reconciliations and journal entry recording. This position is ideal for any candidate who is comfortable performing and presenting ad-hoc analysis and implementing process improvement ideas and bringing a progressive perspective to the work environment.



Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Manage day-to-day and month-end activities of the Division General Accounting team ensuring preparation of timely and accurate financial statements.
  • Train, develop and retain a well-qualified staff of through recruitment, coaching and development activities.
  • Coordinate monthly close process for Kenworth including monitoring monthly deliverables (journal entries, internal management reports, uploads to financial consolidation system, fixed Asset analysis and key account reconciliation).
  • Direct the preparation of timely and accurate key reserve analysis.
  • Drive the use of data analytic tools to monitor key metrics and identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Responsible for the review and/or preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting statements/schedules related to Kenworth Division accounting activities including supporting internal and external auditors.
  • Support cross-functional business needs working as a business partner with all PACCAR Divisions to define and implement best practices.



Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree required with Accounting emphasis preferred.
  • 1-2 years of relevant accounting experience, preferably in cost accounting in a manufacturing or related environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail including ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • Deadline-driven, self-motivated and customer service oriented
  • Strong computer skills in Excel (i.e. pivot tables, macros, charts and graphs), Access (i.e. query building, report writing, etc.) and data analytic tools (i.e. Tableau etc.)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • SAP experience desired.



Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?


  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.



PACCAR's Comprehensive Benefits ( offered from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. U.S. Salaried PACCAR employees, have a full range of benefit options) Including:


  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings account
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more



Additional Job Board Information


PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment


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