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Accountant in Appleton, WI at ITW

Date Posted: 4/10/2019

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    Appleton, WI
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Job Description


The Industrial Equipment Division is part of ITW's North America Welding Industrial Platform with annual revenue of $225M. The Accountant will be responsible for driving results by accurately preparing, interpreting and communicating all division financial information. This individual will be an active member of the division core accounting team and will assist in adhering to and applying all ITW principles and procedures and internal controls. We are looking for a detail oriented, positive professional with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team and individually. Candidate must be a fast learner and be able to balance multiple projects. This position is based in Appleton, WI.


  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closing process effectively and efficiently
  • Prepare accurate financial statements and maintain/reconcile ledger accounts
  • Be analytical, inquisitive, and crisp in explaining the story behind the numbers and have a strong ability to understand macro and micro trends and quickly discern inaccuracies
  • Provide various sales analysis reports as needed to help support the division and provide timely data for other managers to assist with decision-making
  • Assist in developing monthly and quarterly outlooks as well as annual plan
  • Present an objective opinion as input for business decisions based on facts, data and analysis
  • Inventory management including participation in cycle counting program
  • Maintain the standard cost files in accordance with ITW policies/procedures. Lead the annual standard cost roll-up
  • Manage the accounts payable function, related vendor management, and sales and use tax reporting and compliance
  • Assist in capital expenditure requests and audits, and manage fixed assets within the division
  • Keep the leadership team informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management
  • Help other employees understand how their choices and decisions will impact the financials and identify, communicate, and train others on key business drivers
  • Leverage available tools and new technologies to compile relevant useful information to support process improvements and operational decisions
  • Participate in and lead cross-functional Toolbox projects
  • Be a strong motivational champion of the ITW Toolbox; utilizing 80/20 in all critical thinking toward applying sound judgment to analyze processes, identifying and acting upon opportunities to reduce complexity and simplify processes.
  • Perform related work as apparent or assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. CPA or equivalent designation is preferred.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude, highly motivated, and have the ability to learn quickly and work independently on projects under minimal supervision.
  • Proven track record of leadership, collaboration, strong interpersonal and verbal/written skills, demonstrating a high level of personal accountability, strong coaching skills, effective listening skills, and approachability.
  • Must be willing to learn multiple job functions and be very detailed orientated to perform these functions accurately, have strong problem solving skills, prioritization, organizational and data entry skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects.
  • 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
  • ERP and Financial Reporting software experience preferred.
  • Advanced MS Excel skill