Sr. Staff Accountant in Solon, OH at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Solon, OH
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  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
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Job Description

Position at ITW Permatex Permatex, AAM Engine Repair Division of Illinois Tool Works; 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®, and Devcon Home®. We currently seek a Sr. Staff Accountant to join our Finance team in Solon, OH.


Ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions while assisting the Accounting Manager in oversight with the team to ensure proper controls are in place and adherence to GAAP regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information. Responsible for the preparation of general accounting journal entries for some key accounts such as volume rebate, freight accrual, T&E / P-card month end journal voucher, as well as periodic review of balance trend and expense variances.
  • Maintains and balances key subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.
  • Back up for bank reconciliation and limited treasury functions.
  • Update monthly financial statement, analyze variances, research and resolve issues timely, especially during month-end closing.
  • Assists in coordinating and providing data promptly for internal / external audits.
  • Responsible for certain key accounts reconciliations and account analysis, provide required schedules and reporting to management and corporate.
  • Provide timely and accurate expense detail and variance reporting for management.
  • Perform other accounting, financial or administrative tasks, including special projects, that may be required.
Working Relationships:
  • Reporting to Accounting Manager. Interact closely with the Controller and all other members of the Finance Organization, financial institutions as well as all departments and employees within the company.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in accounting or finance, Master degree or CPA preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Staff Accountant role, preferably in manufacturing / CPG organization.
  • Clear understanding of GAAP and SOX compliance, professional.
  • Understanding of Access and relational databases is a plus or desire/ability to learn these skills.
  • Skilled in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. JDE experience a plus.
  • Self-driven, quick learner, accountable, hardworking, good communication & interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and should have a continuous improvement spirit.

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.