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Job Ref:  1600032A
Employer:  Cummins Inc.
Country:  United States
County/State:  -
City:  Atlanta
30/09/2016 03:05
The Senior Accountant will have an active role in monthly analysis and reporting, ad hoc reporting,
project management and process improvement initiatives. This position will support operations in
understanding their financial information and identifying cost drivers to maximize financial
performance. This individual will report to the Assistant Controller and will be responsible for data
collection and analysis, problem solving critical business issues and identifying cost reduction

The Senior Accountant position requires an organized and highly motivated team player with strong
initiative, communication skills, and a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP) and internal controls. This individual will assist with financial close activities
including but not limited to: journal entry preparation, account analysis, balance sheet
reconciliation, and preparation of reports through analysis of basic operating statistics and/or
financial data. This individual will be expected to drive change as the company continues to
integrate into a public environment.

  • Review P/L's during close and perform variance analysis
  • Prepare trend reports for analysis by management
  • Manage fixed assets
  • Perform expense and margin analysis to identify issues and opportunities to reduce cost
  • Work with Internal Controls Manager to strengthen or initiate required internal controls measures
  • Act as an administrator/super user for several systems used by the Accounting function
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations
  • Work independently and lead teams on various ad hoc projects
  • Deep-Dive processes and drive improvement and automation initiatives
  • Perform Revenue Recognition Audits to ensure compliance
  • Lead projects from the finance perspective

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, with CPA or CMA preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in accounting, with SOX environment experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and internal controls compliance
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Access skills (Vlookup, Hlookup, Sumif, Sumifs, Pivot Table, etc.)
  • Desire to fully understand legacy ERP system, its effects on the financial statements, and its transaction flows
  • Ability to identify and gather relevant information, understand and evaluate numberical data, tables, perform calculations, make comparisons, identify key issue/relationships and turn financial data into meaningful analysis
  • Strong desire to identify cause and effect relationships with a continuous process improvement mindset
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Process improvement oriented
  • Attention to details
  • Customer-focused
  • Well-organized and effective time management
  • Ability to multitask, be flexible, and prioritize their work plan
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Experience in leading and implementing project from the accounting perspective
At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.

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