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Mgr, Accounting

Requisition ID:  43299
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Accounting Manager leads the General Accounting & Control Function; supports the business financial reporting, budgets and internal control processes.  May develop into a Controller position, leading and guiding multiple sites in cost control.  Partners with other management in implementing the company's policies and full cost transparency.  Ensures financial busines processes are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Partners with other management to ensure the maximization of the company's financial performance.
  • Develops and implements the strategic plan and manages the financial reporting, budgets and internal processes.
  • Leads the Accounting department as defined by business needs, multiple locations.
  • Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations.
  • Advises management in interpreting and utilizing managerial accounting information.
  • Directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts with accuracy and reports variances.
  • Develops business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Ensures timely and complete financial statements and oversees the preparation of the site portion of the corporate annual report and tax papers.
  • Prepares reports which summarize and forecast business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and future operations.
  • Establish cost controlling process to ensure full cost transparency and tracking against financial targets.
  • Make decisions and take proactive steps to deliver and maximize financial results on Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss and Free Cash Flow elements.
  • Manage internal and external audits, make sure audit actions are solved on time and bring improvement to on-site processes in general.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required.  May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours, as necessary.
  • Represent the company in contract negotiations in order to provide the best possible financial negotiated results.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Job Specifications

Education: Post-Secondary Degree in Accounting; Masters and/or CPA a plus
Years Experience: 5-10 years of Finance experience in a manufacturing environment; multi-national experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of SAP - Finance and Controlling modules
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Thorough understanding and experience of standard accounting concepts, practices and procedures  
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience in increasingly complex roles
  • Strong team development and management skills to enable the creation of a highly capable Finance and Accounting team
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis, acquired through related work experience in increasingly complex roles.
  • Capable of driving change transformation and strategy execution to achieve specific business results.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and database management tools

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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