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Accountant Sr -

Location: KALAMAZOO, MI, United States
Job Family : Accounting/Auditing
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Apr 10, 2024
Job ID: 47939

Job Description
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The accountant senior will report to the division accounting manager. This position does not have any direct reports. This position is for the Hydraulic Systems Division located in Kalamazoo, MI.

This position applies principles of accounting to analyze a variety of financial information of moderate scope and complexity and prepares financial reports. Responsible for the accuracy, integrity, control and timeliness of financial reports, transactions, systems, and processes.



  • Prepares general ledger, asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing moderately complex account information. 
  • Recommends financial actions to management by analyzing accounting options. 
  • Prepares and summarizes current financial status and trends by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statements, and other management reports. 
  • Maintains accounting controls by auditing compliance with and recommending policies and procedures. 
  • Analysis of manufacturing costs (on average actual costing method) and preparation of financial analysis
  • Compile and summarize data for make/buy analyses.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. 
  • Maintains financial security by following accounting policies and internal controls.
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting a variety of accounting policies and regulations. 
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential. 
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and other related pricing laws, regulations and guidelines to minimize legal and financial exposure.
  • Work with various department managers to complete the annual budget & planning process.
  • Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems. 



·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Proficient with Microsoft applications (Excel, Access, Word)

·         Experience with general ledger account reconciliation, review and critical analysis preferred.

·         Ability to manage multiple tasks at a given time and work effectively with others in a team environment

·         Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent resident.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), methods and concepts. General knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and/or Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). General knowledge of and ability to apply continuous improvement techniques to work area. Proficient with automated accounting systems, spreadsheet applications, and general use of intranet/internet communications and standard business applications software. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports; respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions by drawing on experience with similar situations. Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members and team leaders. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13.7 billion, global company.

With annual sales of $13.7 billion in fiscal year 2020, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements. 

(“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) 

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