Senior Accountant in Hartford, CT at Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to be a part of an engaged and dynamic team? Jacobs Vehicle Systems (an Altra company) is seeking a Senior Accountant to lead and manage our internal compliance program. You will be the go-to person for all audits and internal controls. You will also be a key contributor in the monthly financial consolidation process and other various accounting activities.  

Some of the specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversees and enforces all SOX which includes testing and compliance procedures.
  • Manages all Internal Audit (IA) efforts and requests and coordinates the External Audit and all related activities.
  • Provide support to the monthly financial consolidation process involving three global entities.
  • Fully support all month end closing activities such as corporate reporting, P&L variance analysis, vendor spend activity, and travel and entertainment reporting.
  • Manage intercompany balances with Corporate and global JVS manufacturing locations, including monthly account reconciliation, balance sheet, and P&L reviews of JVS operating sites.
  • Provide financial leadership to customer value stream teams, including analysis of cost performance versus targets and trends, and reporting results to the Executive Staff.
  • Prepares, analyzes and makes recommendations on routine journal entries, non-routine journal entries, and account reconciliations.

 

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: http://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:

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX compliance.
  • Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks, monitoring important details and attentive to deliverables.
  • Strong and effective communication skills with an ability to influence at all levels of organization, holding others accountable for action and follow through. 
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple, often competing priorities.
  • Maintains a high moral compass, serving with integrity and respect in all personal and organizational practices.
  • Takes responsibility in overcoming obstacles and setbacks, looking beyond the obvious, while proactively recommending future improvements.
  • Advanced Excel skills. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance degree will be considered accompanied by a strong accounting background
  • 4 years in an accounting role   
  • 2 years audit experience

Located halfway between Boston and New York City, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world’s leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies and can be found at jakebrake.com. If you are an Accountant passionate about compliance but enjoy flexibility in your day-to-day activities, want to build cross functional relationships, and be a lead resource in a fast-paced environment, this is the perfect career opportunity for you!

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: http://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 assistance@altramotion.com.