Manager, General Accounting 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3036 | JOB GRADE: 17 

 

Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! www.bendix.com/careers

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary:

This position 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, organize and direct all activities for General Accounting functions.
  • Lead the monthly accounting close activities and analysis of results including reporting of results monthly to Central Finance.
  • Coordinate completion of quarterly IFRS notes packages for corporate finance.
  • Implement, monitoring and maintain compliance with corporate policies and procedures and effective internal controls.
  • Responsible for forecast and actuals reporting of Cash and Working Capital. 
  • Participate in annual budgeting process with respect to balance sheet and cash reporting.
  • Analyze and report existing or potential accounting and tax risks in company operations.
  • Oversee foundry division accounting, review cost accounting and manufacturing expense activities.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned to support Sheppard and Central Finance.

Knowledge:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • 7 - 10 years of finance or general accounting experience with manufacturing company.
  • Experience in a publicly traded company is a plus.
  • Advanced level Excel, Word, Google apps a plus.

Skills:

  • Ability to assimilate data quickly
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a positive/proactive work ethic.
  • Capable of prioritizing time/resources/ goals and possess strong interpersonal skills to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment.
  • Excellent strategic skills and have demonstrated these skills in previous jobs.
  • Strong business management skills required to drive continuous profitable growth.
  • Formulates new processes and strategic thinking and leads the development of new core processes to enhance business unit performance.
  • Drives new projects and programs in anticipation of business needs. Leads teams in planning and decision making.  
  • Strong customer orientation to enhance business relationships and growth.
  • Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.
  • Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, leads high impact teams.
  • Leads with sense of urgency

 

Education:

  • BS in Accounting or Finance.

Position Requirements: 

 

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What does Bendix 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
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- 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


Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster