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Accountant

Company: Tenneco
Location: South Bend
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Back up hourly payroll process on a weekly basis. Verify timekeeping system and prepare data input for payroll including any maintenance for entry into ADP. Verify and report data. Prepare weekly overtime reports for hourly employees and other reports and analysis as needed.
  • Prepare revenue variance by Volume vs BP and Vs Forecast report monthly.
  • Prepare revenue variance due to Mix change vs BP and vs Forecast report monthly.
  • Prepare revenue variance due to Price change by Escalator and by Price agreement by customer and product report monthly.
  • Daily Review of the P & L and Balance sheet.
  • Responsible for intercompany reconciliation balances, including foreign entities in various currencies.
  • Coordinate with Shared Service teams for any transactions affecting the plant, with proper research and reporting.
  • Assist Controller with variance analysis regarding EBITDA.
  • Prepare and properly support journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Uploading Financials to One Stream.
  • Investigate and initiate accounting procedure and information system improvements.
  • Assist in annual budgeting, monthly forecast, and weekly flash processes.
  • Assist with internal and external audit requirements including Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Responsible for general ledger administration of both South bend and Nort American piston warehouse (includes system and mapping/reporting in the corporate system).
  • Maintain overall knowledge of standard cost systems and monitor cost changes for current and new business.
  • Explain differences of Balance Sheet items (Qtr. and YTD vs Last Year).
  • Maintain, and reconcile inter-company accounts.
  • Review and prepare in transit inventory accrual.
  • Research, respond and manage Customer Disputes
  • Customer Tooling tracking, reconciling and reimbursement.
  • Calculate and accrue customer rebates per contract.
  • Work with purchasing to ensure expenses are charged to correct ledger and cost centers.

    GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Work safe, smart, and effectively.
    • Do your best.
    • Support teamwork and Respect fellow Team Members.
    • Continue learning.
    • Be on time.
    • Abide by our values (Integrity, One Team, Make Tomorrow Better, and Will to Win).
    • Demonstrate high standards of performance, integrity, and ethics.
    • Have a positive attitude.
    • Focus on quality.
    • Keep work areas clean and organized.
    • Take ownership, responsibility, and accountability for your actions.
    • Initiate continuous improvement.
    • Treat the business as if you own it.

      JOB REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Accounting

      EXPERIENCE:

      --- Knowledgeable of accounting databases including accounts payable and payroll systems.

      --- Cost accounting experience preferred including recording variances.

      --- Familiar with SOX and internal controls

      --- SAP preferred or ERP experience with a major software provider required

      --- Seven to twelve years in an accounting function with automotive parts supplier experience preferred. Strong attention to detail and accuracy required in order to identify deviations and deliver error

      free data.

      --- Strong analytical, communication (written and oral), and organizational skills.

      --- Good interpersonal skills necessary to interface with a wide variety of internal and external contacts.

      --- Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information. May be required to work overtime in order to meet deadlines.

      PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      --- Must be able to lift, push, and/or pull up to 20 pounds occasionally.

      --- On a continuous basis must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

      --- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment responding to multiple demands.

      --- Must be able to perform with accuracy and under pressure in order to meet deadlines.

      --- Must be able to work in a manufacturing facility and be willing to work around moving parts and electrical power.

      --- Must be able to make occasional trips to manufacturing sites and customers by air and by automobile.

      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Nearest Major Market: South Bend

Keywords: Tenneco, South Bend , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , South Bend, Indiana

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