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The Senior Accountant prepares financial reports, analyzes variances, and supplies management with timely and relevant financial analysis as requested.  Assists in the preparation of budgeting, forecasting, and preparation of audit work papers. The Senior Accountant is responsible for analysis of monthly activity and trends to support the operating business plans. Review, research and explain variances to budget and forecasts utilizing complex financial models.  The Senior Accountant works with finance team members at the manufacturing sites, sales subsidiaries, and Corporate functional areas in these duties.  Support special projects and other duties as assigned. ***Can be remote***



Responsibilities of the Senior Accountant:
  • Maintains and updates general ledger accounts in appropriate financial systems.
  • Prepare, review and post journal entries and system generated transactions for accuracy, as necessary.
  • Prepare and review monthly financial statements in timeline outlined by Corporate Accounting.
  • Analyze variances and provide insights into financial activity to management.
  • Provide identified management teams with accurate and timely financial analysis including scenarios, options, recommendations, etc, where needed.
  • Prepare and/or review various balance sheet reconciliations ensuring activity is accurate and reconciling items are cleaned up timely.
  • Generate continuous improvement ideas to reduce complexity, improve accuracy, save time and cost.
  • Develops financial models to support the underlying business activity.
  • Serve as liaison to a variety of team members to answer questions about charges, proper places to charge, best practices, etc.
  • Maintain documentation on processes.
  • Perform accounting research as requested for new transactions or for new accounting pronouncements.
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for items designated to this position.
  • Compile information for budgets and forecasts from other areas and roll up the monthly budget and forecast financial statements.
  • Provide insight into budget and forecast variances.
  • Prepare interim and year end audit work papers. 
  • Complete year end close process in timeline outlined with no material adjustments.
  • Supports and ensures adequate internal accounting controls are in place as well as policies and procedures are established and followed.
  • Partner with team members to drive overall business improvements.
  • Complete ad-hoc business performance reporting.
  • Analyze the trends of Key Performance Indicators (KPI), especially relating to financial metrics such as sales, expenditures, and profit margin.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities of the Senior Accountant

Indirectly works with cost management, sales subsidiaries, and Corporate finance team members to support the system needs.  No direct supervisory responsibilities.





Qualifications of the Senior Accountant:

BS/BA in Accounting or related field with 3-6 years’ experience preferred.  CPA/CMA preferred.  Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access) and willing to develop proficiency in other applicable accounting and operating systems. Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks in an environment of constant interruptions and be able prioritize responsibilities.  

Communication Skills

Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required as well as good public relations, public speaking, instructional/teaching, and customer service skills.  Ability to read, interpret, understand and explain documents such as processes and company reports.    Ability to effectively present information to others, gather information from others, and respond appropriately to questions from employees, managers, co-workers, agents, customers, and the general public. Must be able to listen, assess situations and make objective decisions. Must display excellent phone and email etiquette, and the ability to communicate in a pleasant and friendly manner.  Must be able to make eye contact and present a professional persona when interacting with coworkers.


Professional Skills

Must be a team player and exhibit a strong desire to learn and promote self-growth.  Must be pro-active, have a good attitude, be self-disciplined, and self-motivated.  Must be a "take-charge" person with a demonstrated ability to follow projects through to completion.  Attention to administrative detail is required.  Must be articulate, able to give clear instructions, demonstrate organizational skills, and meet reasonable deadlines.  Must be able to maintain strict confidence with regards to sensitive and protected personnel/confidential information.  Must be able to gain trust, respect, and confidence of employees and managers. Must be able to hold firm when necessary, provide constructive feedback, and compromise when called for.  Must present in a clean and neat physical appearance and strictly abide by company dress code serving as a role model for other employees, customer and visitors.


Mathematical and Other Skills

Ability to compile and decipher information in spreadsheet format. Strong aptitude for compiling, deciphering and relating financial information in various formats.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Also, able to apply advanced mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.


Must have ability to solve practical problems without close supervision.  Must be able to determine appropriate resolution in dealing with employee concerns and questions and set appropriate boundaries.  Must possess good thought processes, problem-solving skills, and investigative theory.  Must always be able to use sound judgment and make objective decisions in the company’s best interest.  Must be able to demonstrate ability to synthesize people and events, problem solve, and engage individuals in effective conversation.


Travel Requirements

This job may require travel depending on responsibilities and site coverage assigned. 


Condition of Employments

Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

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