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Accounting Manager - Components Division

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF12298G Date posted 02/23/2024 Address 1635 West Spencer Street, Appleton, WI Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Miller® is about building things that matter. We lead the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health.

We’re about the partnership and the work. Our products are designed with our users for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and wholly owned by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW). The company maintains its industry leadership by setting the standard for reliability, quality and responsiveness. Our tagline, “The Power of Blue®,” is inspired by the blue color of Miller equipment.

The company began with an innovation that responded to customer needs, growing from a one-man operation in 1929, to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products. Miller keeps the tradition alive by focusing on its top priority: people.


Are you an accounting leader hungry for the chance to collaborate across the business landscape and leave your imprint?

The Components Division is part of ITW's Welding Commercial Platform with manufacturing in Appleton, WI is seeking to add an Accounting Manager to their team of accounting professionals.   The Component Division plays a vital role in crafting the core components that drive our finished products, from circuit boards and sheet metal to magnetics, wire harnesses, and precision machined parts.

As the Accounting Manager, your responsibilities extend far beyond managing the financial records. You're a catalyst for efficiency improvements, working closely with the Division Controller to streamline processes, contributing to Annual Planning, and dissecting key business metrics that inform our decisions.

If you're seeking a role where your contributions directly shape our business's success, all while embracing innovation, this may be the position you have been seeking.

What you will do and impact:

Accounting Management, Analysis and Reporting:

  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closing process.
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording, analysis, and reporting of financial transactions in compliance with applicable accounting guidelines.
  • Prepare accurate management reporting and communicate the results effectively.
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance, identify trends, and provide meaningful insights to management for strategic decision-making.
  • Leverage available tools and technologies to analyze data to support process improvements and operational decisions.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Assist employees in understanding how decisions impact the financials, identify and communicate key business drivers, and provide training to enhance overall financial awareness.
  • Lead and develop the accounting team by providing guidance, training, and feedback
  • Partner with the Division Controller in planning, assigning, and directing work in the department.

Cross Functional Collaboration:

  • Apply 80/20 thinking to reduce complexity and simplify processes within the Components Division.
  • Participate in cross-functional projects within and outside the Division.

What you need to do to be successful:

  • Cultivate Curiosity: use a curious mindset and a strong desire for continuous learning, particularly regarding business processes and their influence on financial outcomes.
  • Prioritize Effectively: prioritization that aligns with business objectives. Exhibit high motivation, personal accountability, and coaching abilities to drive success.
  • Drive Financial Improvements: initiate and implement financial improvements that support and enhance business operations.
  • Attention to Detail: Be detail-oriented with robust problem-solving and organizational skills to ensure precision in financial management.
  • Self-Starting Initiative: Be an aggressive self-starter with the capacity to independently lead and execute projects with minimal direction.
  • Effective Communication: Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with customers, suppliers, and all team members, facilitating productive interactions.
  • Flexibility: Be open to minimal travel as required to fulfill job responsibilities.

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field along with a minimum of five years of broad accounting experience.
  • ERP and Financial Reporting software experience required, Microsoft D365 expertise is beneficial 
  • Advanced MS Excel skills 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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