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Senior Accountant in Mason, OH at Makino, Inc

Date Posted: 12/21/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Mason, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/21/2018

Job Description

Makino is a world leader in metal-cutting and machining technology.  As a leader in advanced manufacturing machine tool technology, Makino enables its customers to realize the highest level of quality with the fastest time to market.  When companies make the parts that matter for automotive, aerospace, medical, die-mold and other industries worldwide, they make them with Makino.

The Opportunity

The Senior Accountant will perform key general accounting activities, review, and analysis in the areas of closing, G/L reconciliation and maintenance, and Financial Statement preparation.  This position is responsible for providing leadership in the development and enhancement of processes and capabilities within the general accounting area.  The Senior Accountant will work to integrate business needs with SAP processes and coordinate the activities of the different departments to ensure efficient, accurate, and timely processing of financial transactions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monthly Closing:
    • Lead turnkey/integration project review meetings to gain understanding of planned revenue, costs, and margins. Use information to calculate POC and post monthly project revenue and cost recognition.  Propose any required adjusting entries.
    • Lead monthly Spindle Margin Review Meeting to understand spindle rebuild activities and ensure appropriate cost treatment of spindle rebuilds, cores, and other costs.
    • Sales Order Settlement and financial review of Service Parts margins.
    • Reconcile PA to PCA for Service Parts.  Document and explain variances. Determine if adjusting entries are needed.
    • Analyze and adjust Service Parts inventory obsolescence reserve.
    • Prepare  monthly and quarterly financial reports.
    • Coordinate consolidation activities with subsidiary accounting personnel (3rd parts accounting firms in Mexico and Brazil, SST accounting team). Analyze subsidiary results. Identify and resolve any accounting issues related to the consolidation of subsidiary results.
    • Reconcile inter-company accounts.

  • General Ledge Maintenance:
    • Reconcile assigned G/L accounts on timely basis.  Document how accounts are being used. Determine if adjusting journal entries are needed.
    • Review and adjust accruals and recurring entries as appropriate. 

  • Operations:
    • Identify corporate inefficiencies and lead-cross departmental teams to develop and streamline corporate processes.
    • Assist in implementation of new processes and provide guidance to various operating groups in solving process and system related problems.
    • Responsible for improvements in capability of users to analyze project data.
    • Perform reviews (measuring) of project data input accuracy and timeliness.
    • Assist with External reporting activities.
    • Assist with audit. Prepare audit work papers.
    • When appropriate, participate as a team member on existing projects.
    • Provide system support and assistance to other groups and employees to enhance overall company performance.

  • Analysis:
    • Consolidating and analyzing financial data (budgets, income statement and balance sheet forecasts, etc.)
    • Assembling and summarizing data to structure sophisticated reports on financial status and risks.
    • Developing financial models, conducting benchmarking and process analysis.
    • Identifying trends, advising company and recommending actions based on sound analysis.
    • Tracking and determining financial status by analyzing actual results in comparison to forecasts.
    • Preparing reconciliation reports and reconciling transactions by comparing and correcting data.
    • Gaining and updating job knowledge to remain informed about innovation in the field.
    • Driving process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function.
    • Investigating operational and financial results and making recommendations for improvements.
    • Preparing and updating competitor and market analyses.
    • Creating presentations summarizing the results of analyses and presenting the results to senior management.
    • Researching - seeking out experts in the business in a given situation/scenario to learn more about issues and opportunities.
    • Designing reports and tools that help organizational customers easily digest data, such as graphs, images, tables and lists.
    • Providing creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance.
    • Data gathering to support analytics, forecasting, and financial reporting.


Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent PC skills required, with demonstrated, in-depth Microsoft Excel experience.


Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 5-7 years' experience.
  • CPA a plus, but not required.
  • SAP experience or experience with relational database software.

We believe that the interests of our company and people are inseparable and we are committed to developing a diverse team of creative and independent professionals.   Employees enjoy a stable work environment from a company with years of success and growth in the machine tool industry. We offer competitive pay, generous benefits and ongoing training.

Makino is proud to be an EEO/M/F/Disabled/Vets employer

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