Accounting Manager in Hartford, CT at ITW Automotive OEM

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Job Description

Position at ITW Permatex Permatex, Inc. a division of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW); is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair, home and hardware markets. Core brands include: Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, the Right Stuff® and Devcon® Home. We seek an Accounting Manager to join our Finance team.

We are recruiting for this role in both the Hartford, CT and Solon, OH markets.

The Accounting Manager reports to, and works closely with the Division Controller to produce timely, accurate financial statements for the business unit, and to provide financial support to the leadership team, Marketing, Sales, and Operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily accounting and reporting activities, including general accounting and payroll
  • Coordinate monthly close to ensure timely preparation and issuance of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and provide variance analysis vs. budget and forecast
  • Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate entering of monthly and quarterly financials, projections, and tax data into ITW Corporate reporting software
  • Support the operational management team and Division Controller in the business analysis review process
  • Liaise with the cost accounting team in the review and preparation of inventory reserves and ongoing inventory standard costing activities
  • Work closely with the Sales and Marketing groups to provide ad hoc analysis and support of new product development and performance
  • Monitor, track and help manage sales discounts, allowances and promotional spending with key retailers by working closely with Sales and Shared service teams
  • Assist Division Controller in internal and external audits, and data requests including supplier spend analysis, unclaimed property audits
  • Manage a team of 3 finance professionals that support all finance processes
  • Identify, create and maintain necessary business unit procedure documentation and manage opportunities for process and control improvements
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 7+ years of solid accounting experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with JD Edwards or comparable ERP system
  • Manufacturing environment experience is preferred
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality required.
  • Intermediate Excel (PivotTables/Lookups) and general PC knowledge required
  • Understanding of Access and relational databases is a plus or desire/ability to learn these skills
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills, and maintaining a professional demeanor are necessary

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Permatex is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. EEO is the law. Permatex invites any employee and/or applicant to review the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan. This plan is available for inspection upon request by emailing . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Jessica Henry at (440) 914-3580. No other requests will be accepted.