Accounting Supervisor
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/9/2019

Job Description

Under general guidance of the Senior Manager, Finance Shared Services, this position will primarily be responsible for the period end close process for various business units, and the consolidation activities at a corporate level. This includes preparing and posting journal entries, reviewing and analyzing balance sheet accounts, completing account reconciliations, preparing reports, and various other general ledger (G/L) activities.  This position will also analyze, compile and distribute weekly/monthly reporting packages while assisting business unit Controllers, Corporate Finance Team, and Shared Services leadership. This is a hands-on accounting position, supervising 2-4 direct reports, and aiding in the distribution of work performed in the general ledger accounting group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive the strategic direction and execution of G/L accounting processes related to accurate and timely recording and reporting of financial information and analysis of both internal and external reporting, in accordance with Altra Industrial Motion’s corporate accounting policies, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) and other relevant statutory, governmental or professional guidelines.
  • Contribute to and manage various processes of the general ledger month-end close, including journal entry preparation, account reconciliations, consolidation activities, intercompany balancing, as well as, presentation of the balance sheet and income statement results and analysis for multiple companies.
  • Manage the corporate consolidation process. Perform administration and closing tasks in Tagetik (financial consolidation software), ensuring proper accounting and internal controls are in place.  Generate accurate consolidated financial statements for Altra.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly account reconciliations. Ensure reconciliations are approved and appropriately maintained with supporting documentation in accordance with Corporate Accounting Policies, U.S. GAAP and/or other relevant statutory, governmental, and professional guidelines. Support senior accountants and staff accountants in the completion of similar duties.
  • Lead the intercompany balancing process while collaborating with foreign and domestic site controllers to resolve any balancing issues.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for all general ledger accounting duties, as well as, various software packages – SAP, Tagetik, and other software as needed.
  • Serve as a training resource with a strong desire to support and improve the knowledge base of G/L team.
  • This is a hands-on accounting position, supervising 2-4 direct reports.

 

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Capable of coaching, mentoring, and leading a team of 2-4.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a customer service focus.
  • Ability to adapt to change and navigate through ambiguity in a constantly evolving environment. Strong ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal direction from Manager to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, efficiencies, and results.
  • Must be detail oriented, thorough, and focused on accuracy. Must possess excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage the workload of the group effectively with conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Takes initiative on identifying and leading continuous improvement projects.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (Lookups, Sum Ifs, If statements, Pivot Tables). Proficiency with other MS Office tools – Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • The employee must maintain a flexible work schedule as needed during periods of high workload such as month-end close.

 Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably majoring in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA preferred. MBA or other advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting, finance, or related field;8+ years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • ERP experience required. Experience using major ERP Systems preferred – SAP, Oracle, or JD Edwards for example.
  • Experience with financial consolidation software packages such as CCH Tagetik or Hyperion/HFM preferred. Direct experience with Tagetik is a plus.
  • Experience in a shared services and/or manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of Lean concepts a plus.
  • External or Internal Audit experience a plus.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to [Click Here To Join].

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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