Engineering Accountant

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Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

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.


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, 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 leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.


Job Summary 
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


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Business Partner with the Product Development team on the accounting/finance related elements of development of business plans and assumptions for assigned programs. 
  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating annual budget preparations and uploads for assigned Kenworth Engineering departments.
  • Track and report on progress towards overall project goals for assigned programs and departments. 
  • Facilitate monthly forecast meetings with Engineering department managers and upload data to forecast system.
  • Analyze monthly results to forecast comparisons, ensuring any adjusting entries including intercompany charges, are made in ERP system.
  • Track and report on capital and expense costs associated with new products.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations for assigned Engineering accounts.
  • Work closely with external auditors to prepare supporting schedules for area of responsibility.
  • 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, Alteryx, Power-Bi)
  • 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 wider perspective.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 0-1 years of relevant accounting or work experience.
  • Experience in manufacturing and with SAP preferred.

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


As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including: 

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match 
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement 
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time 
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education 
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family 
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) 
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs 
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance 
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more 


Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Senior Engineering Accountant is $63,000 - $94,500 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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