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Accountant in Appleton, WI at ITW Welding

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Appleton, WI
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description


The TIG Division is part of ITW's North America Welding Commercial Platform with annual revenue of $130M. This position will be responsible for driving the accounting functions at the division and have shared responsibility for financial reporting. This individual will partner with the Division Controller in various financial projects including Annual and Long Range Plan. This position is based in Appleton, WI.


This position is a key function within the Accounting Department. The Accountant will work with the Division Controller to ensure accuracy of financial records and integrity of data shared with management, assist in adhering to top 13 internal controls, and complying to ITW's policies and procedures and applicable laws.

  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closing process effectively and efficiently
  • Prepare accurate financial statements and maintain/reconcile ledger accounts
  • Provide various sales analysis reports as needed to help support the division and provide timely data for other managers to assist with decision-making
  • Be analytical, inquisitive, and crisp in explaining the story behind the numbers and a strong ability to understand macro and micro trends and quickly discern inaccuracies
  • Maintain the standard cost files in accordance with ITW policies/procedures. Lead the annual standard costing roll up
  • Assist in capital expenditure requests and audits, and manage fixed assets within the division
  • Manage the account payable function, related vendor management, and sales/use tax reporting and compliance
  • Helps other employees understand how their choices and decisions will impact the financials and identifies, communicates, and trains others on key business drivers
  • Be a strong motivational champion of the ITW Toolbox; utilizing 80/20 in all critical thinking toward applying sound judgement to analyze processes, identifying and acting upon opportunities to reduce complexity and simplify processes
  • Performs related work as apparent or assigned

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting plus a minimum of 3 years of broad accounting experience. CPA or equivalent designation is preferred.
  • Proven track record of leadership, collaboration, strong interpersonal and verbal/written skills, demonstrates a positive attitude, highly motivated, high level of personal accountability, strong, coaching skills, effective listening skills, and approachability
  • Must have a sharp sense of top priorities for the business and is detail oriented with strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal/written) effectively with customers, suppliers, and all employees, as well as an ability to develop positive and productive peer relationships
  • Willing to develop self and others with potential for future opportunities in the organization
  • Experienced in the implementation and application of ITW toolbox tools, including the Front to Back process; preferred
  • Ability to resolve issues/conflicts in a timely manner
  • Aggressive self starter with the ability to work independently on projects under minimal supervision
  • ERP and Financial Reporting software experience required, Macola expertise preferred
  • Advanced MS Excel skill is required


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