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Sr. Accountant

Requisition ID:  107972
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Senior Accountant for Braking Systems is a key member of the Accounting and Finance team who participates in period-end close and provides input and analysis during forecasting intervals. Supports the team by handling ad-hoc reporting requests and driving efficiencies via process improvement and best business practices. A highly visible role, the Senior Accountant also strengthens cross-functional relationships by serving as a liaison between Finance and other business units such as Operations, Human Resources, and Purchasing.  The ideal candidate possesses leadership qualities which will be developed through succession planning.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Participates in the monthly close process, reviewing general ledger accounts for accuracy and proper valuation, generating various journal entries and accruals, and preparation of account reconciliations.
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP, IFRS and SOX
  • Supports budgets/forecasts in Excel and SAP and performs variance-to-forecast analysis for payroll, expenses, and headcount.
  •  Internal reporting of financial data to senior management; communicates and presents financial information to non-finance professionals.
  • Manages ad-hoc reporting requests from all areas of the organization.
  • Builds and maintains cross-functional partnerships.
  • Drives efficiency through continuous improvement with a focus on streamlining process, automation, and optimizing workflows.
  • Contributes to best practice process sharing.
  • Supports internal and external audit objectives as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

Education:  Bachelor degree in Accounting required, Master degree preferred

Years' Experience:  5 years of experience in Accounting.  Experience working for a large, multi-site manufacturing firm preferred


  • Motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting, internal controls, financial reporting, and financial analysis acquired through related work experience
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus
  • Strong MS Excel skills using BI, Pivot tables, lookups, data mining and other advanced formulas
  • Comfort with manipulating/querying large databases; experience with SQL a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
  • High interpersonal communication and presentation skills required (verbal and written)
  • Ability to build consensus across multiple site functions

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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