Generac Power Systems

  • Accounting Manager

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 months ago(11/29/2018 1:02 PM)
    Fin - Finance
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems- Work with the leader in the power industry!  Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking an Accounting Manager.


    The Accounting Manager provides support for financial functions including general ledger accounting, shared services, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and various external audits.  This individual will also be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of the organization's fiscal records and preparation of its internal financial reports. 




    Essential Duties

    • Assists in directing the organization's overall financial policies.  Responsible for a wide variety of general ledger accounting and statistical data and reports financial statements such as balance sheet, profit-and-loss statement, cash flow and related supplementary reporting schedules/charts.
    • Assists with coordinating and executing an adequate plan for the control of operations. Such a plan provides accounts receivable, accounts payable, cost saving opportunities, together with the necessary controls and procedures to effectuate the plan.
    • Works closely across other departments and internally with the accounting group in providing financial services support.  Develops strong working relationships across the company in order to better understand business needs and to provide superior accounting services and support.  May participate and, at times, will lead cross-functional teams within and outside of the finance department.  
    • Provides reports and interprets the results of operation to the highest levels of management. Researches special assignments and provides meaningful analysis and recommendations to upper management. Assists with the formulation of accounting policies.  Responsible for the preparation of internal financial statements and operating data, coordination of systems and procedures, and special reports as required.
    • Assures protection for the assets of the business through internal control (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance.
    • Assists with various external audits as defined by the Controller. Ensures staff are providing requested items properly and on a timely basis.
    • Establishes and implements a sound operational and organizational plan in direct support of the business plan.
    • Spots and corrects irregularities and inconsistencies in financial information. Ensures the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles.
    • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.   Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Plans, leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
    • Assists in the management of all financial functions including general ledger accounting, shared services, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and various outside audits. 
    • Designs and directs the work of the team. Selects, coaches and develops staff. Sets clear expectations to inspire and motivate the team. Manages performance-- recognizing achievement, providing feedback and administering progressive discipline when necessary.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance
    • 6 years of related experience in business and finance in a senior financial role


    Preferred Qualifcations:


    • Previous experience with SAP or equivalent ERP
    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience in finance management in an international company
    • Public accounting experience
    • Master's Degree
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Knowledge of database and general ledger accounting computer application systems to supply the most accurate financial information under tight deadlines
    • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley, GAAP, and FASB


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.


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