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Senior Accountant

Company: Magna International
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Number: 45051
Group: Cosma International
Division : CCMi
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: BATTLE CREEK

Group Description
Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

Role Summary Summary of Responsibilities
To provide general and cost accounting services to Business Manager and Accounting Department.
Key Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform financial and accounting functions to include: -general ledger, fixed assets; cost accounting, month end closing and account reconciliations
Assist the Controller in financial planning analysis and budgeting
Assist the Accounting Clerk in resolving issues/questions in accounts receivable and accounts payable
Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, plant Leaders and Team Members
Prepare financial reports/analysis
Ensure all Division financial and accounting procedures are upheld and followed
Assist in the preparation of the Division Business Plan and Quarterly Forecasts
Preparation of the Year End working papers
Ensure proper cost accounting information is received
Maintain accurate inventory records and general ledger inventory accounts
Assist with physical inventory
Lead capital asset inventory including tagging and updating assets in depreciation system
Stay abreast of new information systems technology
Assist in writing/updating accounting procedures
Assist in ensuring compliance with all MAGNA, COSMA and CCMI accounting policies
Complete correspondence, forms, and reports in Microsoft Office and other applicable programs
Handle confidential information on a regular basis
Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
Participate in Continual Improvement activities
Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
Payroll and related timesheet verification and corrections and reporting activities
Verify all payroll related changes received from HR and ensure compliance to CCMi PAR process and handbook policies
Grant preparation, tracking and reimbursement activities
A/R: prepare all non-production invoices and enter on Supplier's systems as required
A/R: Ensure compliance with customer-mandated items to be included on and/or with invoice submission
A/R: Follow up on all non-production past due invoices
A/R: Apply cash payments
A/R: Enter payment credits when needed, supply to Senior Accountant II
Update Customer Chargeback file as necessary
Part pricing updates: enter current pricing monthly, quarterly, as needed for ECNs
A/P: prepare and distribute 1099-Misc forms
A/P: Set up all new vendors
A/P: Set up/Maintain banking information for all vendors
A/P: Prepare weekly payments via check, wire and ACH
A/P: Prepare wire transfer request form
A/P: Send payment requests to Group when necessary for approval
A/P Send wire transfer requests to Treasury
Set up and maintain tooling inventory tracking system
Prepare quarterly and annual sales & use tax returns
Ensure compliance with tax exempt status: when to use and when not to use
Develop, train and ensure compliance with RMA system
BOM updates are required; ensure compliance with ECR/ECN process
A/P and A/R -banking duties: lockbox, Bank of America (file upload), ACH, wire transfer requests and settlements, Kyriba system
Back up Assistant Controller, Senior Accountant II and Accounting Clerk as needed
Monthly preparation of KPI metrics
Provide quarterly reports to Controller
Monthly entry of assigned Journal Entries
Monthly preparation of Cost of Quality document
Monthly preparation of assigned B/S reconciliations
Prepare and distribute weekly OT report
Perform other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications/Requirements
Qualifications
Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive Team Member relations
Able to read and interpret written reports, instructions and guidelines
Able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, Team Members, suppliers and customers
Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Able to work flexible hours and overtime
Manufacturing Technical Aptitude
Excellent computer skills
Proficiency in Windows environment and MS Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Must be able to understand written instructions
Education and Experience Required
High school diploma, GED or equivalent experience preferred
B. S. or BBA Degree in Accounting
4 years of accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
Strong background in cost accounting
Extensive knowledge of accounting principles, both cost and general
Experience in installing and establishing cost accounting system preferred
Experience in preparing standard costs and budgets

Additional Information Awareness. Unity. Empowerment. At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Keywords: Magna International, Battle Creek , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Battle Creek, Michigan

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