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Senior Warranty Accounting Analyst Job

Date: Jan 20, 2022

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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.

 

JOB OVERVIEW: 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 and a passion for analyzing large sets of data to produce business insights. As an influencing member of the Warranty Accounting group, you will perform analysis on warranty cost trends, prepare financial forecasts, execute month-end close activities and present key findings to senior management. As the Senior Warranty Accountant and Analyst, you will have the unique opportunity to perform traditional accounting duties coupled with data analytics. This position is ideal for a candidate who is confident in their accounting abilities and can also analyze financial data to better understand and communicate business implications to the organization.   

 

JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform monthly analysis of truck and engine warranty cost trends to establish warranty reserves and ensure they are properly stated
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reporting statements/schedules
  • Utilize Business Intelligence tools to generate analysis and provide reporting for warranty trends. Prepare and present findings to management within Kenworth and PACCAR.
  • Prepare timely, accurate and meaningful warranty expense forecasts and budgets. Present forecasts, findings, and recommendations to Senior Management.
  • Support cross-functional business needs working as a business partner with Customer Service, Warranty Processing and Operations groups to drive profitable growth for Kenworth Truck Company.
  • Prepare various warranty journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and account analysis.
  • Maintain strong control environment through adherence to Company policy and GAAP.
  • Responsible for assigned Division internal control reviews including Sarbanes-Oxley documentation/testing and Internal Control Assessment Program reviews including identifying potential risks and opportunities.
  • Special projects as assigned, including periodic truck division comparisons, extended warranty profitability studies, technical accounting research related to new product offerings, system related projects, and ad hoc reporting requests.

 

SKILLS / COMPETENCIES:

  • Corporate accounting experience including preparation and submission of journal entries, financial analysis and modeling, and data analytics.
  • 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 communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex accounting issues at an executive level
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects from beginning to end
  • Deadline-driven, self-motivated and customer service oriented
  • Ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and shifting priorities

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA Accounting Degree with Accounting emphasis preferred
  • 4+ years of relevant accounting experience with increasing responsibility

 

DESIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • CPA or other advanced certifications
  • Presenting to C-Level executives
  • Utilizing SAP or large ERP
  • Business Intelligence tools, e.g., Tableau, PowerBI
  • SQL or other experience extracting and synthesizing large sets of data
  • Experience in manufacturing

 

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.

 

 

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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