Accountant

Date: Jun 17, 2024

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.9 billion company with 150 years of history and employ more than 13,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

 

Recently named one of Milwaukee’s Top Places to Work, we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training, and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

 

Why would I want to work for A. O. Smith?

 

Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 150 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.

What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion, and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals.

This position will work on a hybrid schedule out of our corporate office location in Milwaukee.

Primary Function

 Perform a variety of activities in the preparation, examination, and interpretation of accounting and financial records, reports, and statements. The position will be involved with the general ledger, month end closing, and other financial analyses at the request of the Corporate Accounting Director and Senior Manager of Financial Reporting and Analysis. 

This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

Responsibilities

Corporate Accounting

  • Prepares consolidated internal financial statements by gathering information from the consolidation software.
  • Support timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close.
  • Prepares quarterly and annual SEC financial filings and footnotes.
  • Support functional business groups and provide feedback and analysis to the Corporate stakeholders by developing and maintaining standardized reporting.
  • Collaborate with the accounting team to address complex accounting issues and recommend appropriate treatments.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of all accounting policies, financial systems, processes, and controls.

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Assist in consolidated annual and monthly forecasts.
  • Back up BPC system administrator.
  • Develop and maintain dashboarding and data visualization to convey financial results.
  • Collaborate with members of the business unit FP&A teams to ensure forecast accuracy and monitor performance.
  • Ensure consistent, reliable, and timely information is distributed to all financial forecast users.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of financial experience or exposure to accounting systems

Additional Qualifications:

  • CPA required.
  • Prior Public Accounting experience desired
  • Minimum of five years of related work experience 
  • Familiarity with GAAP and corporate finance principles and procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and data.
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Maintain confidentiality of non-public information
  • Strong communication skills both orally and written
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and documents

 

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Education

Baccalaureate in Finance or Accounting

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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