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Warranty Accounting Manager Job

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR



Kenworth Division of PACCAR Inc, has an opening for Warranty Accounting Manager in Kirkland, WA.



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




In this role, Warranty Accounting Manager will oversee Division warranty accounting activities and personnel to provide accurate financial information and related analysis to ensure financial reporting integrity.



Job Functions/Responsibilities:


  • Direct the completion of monthly analysis of truck and engine warranty reserves, as well as deferred revenue for truck and engine extended warranties.
  • Responsible for the review and/or preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting statements/schedules related to warranty reserves.
  • Present warranty results periodically to Senior Management.
  • Direct the preparation of timely, accurate and meaningful warranty expense forecasts and budgets.
  • Review various warranty journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and perform account analysis.
  • Drive the use of data analytic tools to identify warranty reduction opportunities.
  • Support cross functional business needs for standard and extended warranty cost information.
  • Train, develop and retain a well-qualified warranty accounting staff through recruitment, coaching and development activities.
  • Assist and/or direct 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.



Required Education / Experience:


  • BS/BA Accounting Degree
  • 7 + years of relevant accounting experience with increasing responsibility
  • 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.)
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills, emphasizing continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal 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



Desired Education / Experience:



  • SAP Experience
  • 2+ years of supervisory / management experience
  • Experience in manufacturing
  • CPA / MBA





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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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