Manager, General Accounting 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 6658 | JOB GRADE: 17

| ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Founded in 1937, R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. has a rich history of innovative design and American manufacturing excellence. Headquartered in Hanover, Pa., our dedicated team of over 700 employees supply components for the trucking and transportation industry worldwide. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and a proud member of Knorr-Bremse.

Whatever your career path – whether it’s product innovation through engineering, working directly with our customers, manufacturing quality products or supporting our business in some other way, Sheppard – a Bendix CVS Company – delivers. Visit us online at



POSITION SUMMARY:                       


The Manager, General Accounting has lead responsibility for managing day-to-day general accounting for the entire company. This includes managing monthly and year-end close, account analyses and reconciliations and closely interfacing with external auditors each quarter end. The Manager will provide staff supervision and interface between central finance and business unit finance leaders as well as plant finance staffs. In this highly visible position, the manager will maintain and establish processes, analytical tools, and controls in the ERP environments to accurately record financial results and report product costs. Responsibilities captioned below are considered essential job functions.




  • Plan, organize and direct all activities, policies and procedures for General Accounting functions.
  • Implement, monitoring and be compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley as well as corporate policies and procedures.
  • Analyze and Report existing or potential accounting and tax risks in company operations.
  • Assist in preparation of the financial records in accordance with local accounting methodology and company policies within the financial accounting software - AS400.
  • Perform key role in the monthly accounting close activities and analysis of results including reporting of results monthly to Bendix
  • Analyze variations in each period s financial results to ensure completeness and accuracy of the reporting.
  • Acts as one of the primary interfaces with the external auditors during the annual audit.
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of account reconciliations.
  • Manage Fixed Asset Accounting
  • Motivation and interest in supporting the business in the implementation of new accounting software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Perform the account assignment and provide support, direction and assistance to other areas, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Leadership:  Demonstrates ability to give direction, motivate, manage and reward performance, provide constructive feedback and foster individual professional development
  • Influential and Inspirational: Demonstrates the ability to convince others to embrace ideas, providing compelling arguments and making use of informal processes.
  • Teamwork:  Demonstrates ability to work well with others to accomplish common goals and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
  • Action oriented:  Demonstrates ability to take action and lead by example.  Enthusiastically demonstrates sense of urgency.
  • Accountability:  Demonstrates ability to take responsibility and maintains sense of ownership and follow through on commitments.  Sets high standards of performance.  
  • Communication:  Demonstrates ability to convey and distribute information effectively and encompass strong speaking, presentation, written and listening skills.  Ability to create an environment for open communication.
  • Entrepreneurship and Decision-making:  Demonstrates means to discover opportunities in challenges, seek profit and sustainable growth, make courageous while sound decisions and demonstrate a good business understanding.
  • Strategic and Visionary:  Demonstrates the ability to develop strategies aligned to the organization's vision, putting them into action and taking a big picture view, considering future influences.





This position has supervisory responsibilities.




  • BS in Accounting or Finance.
  • 7 - 10 years of finance or general accounting experience with manufacturing company.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of general accounting practices and procedures.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to communicate with other team members and management.
  • Ability to complete daily tasks independently based on established procedures.
  • Advanced level Excel, Word, Google apps a plus.
  • Experience in a publicly traded company is a plus.




What does Sheppard have to offer you? 

  • Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
  • 401k Plan with Company matching 
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Wellness Program and incentives
  • On-site Health Clinic/Healthcare
  • Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:
    • Company-Paid Benefits:
      • Basic Life Insurance
      • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
      • Short Term Disability
      • Business Travel Accident Insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
      • Medical and Prescription insurance
      • Dental insurance
      • Vision insurance
      • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
      • Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
      • Long Term Disability
      • Accident Plan
      • Critical Illness Plan
      • Hospital Indemnity Plan
      • Legal
      • Identity Theft and Fraud Protection

R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.