Full Job Description
A Career at HARMAN
As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.
About the Role
As the Accounting Manager, you will support the Accounting team and being responsible for the month-close process.
You will report to the Director of FP&A for Consumer Audio Americas and have 3 direct reports.
What You Will Do
Coordinates and leads the monthly financial close for the Consumer North America business, in compliance with all internal policy and audit requirements. Reviews reconciliations and manual journal entries prepared by the team. Areas of focus include cost of goods, inventory, warehouse and freight expenses, warranty costs, intercompany accounts and other related accounting areas.
Prepares budgets and forecasts, including the analysis of variations vs. actual results. Identifies areas of risk and opportunity, including cost savings and process improvement opportunities, in partnership with the Supply Chain and Sales teams.
Supports internal and corporate reporting activities and provides approval for new vendors, PO's and special projects.
What You Need
Bachelor’s degree in finance/Accounting
Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
+7 years related experience to include preparing financial statements, leading month-close processes and supporting audit.
Advanced SAP, Excel and Power Point skills
What is Nice to Have
CPA or Chartered Accountant designation
Strong analytical skills
Excellent communication skills. Business proficiency in English.
Ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and apply problem solving skills
Ability to plan and organize
What Makes You Eligible
Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic and international travel
Be willing to work in an office in Northridge, CA
Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment
What We Offer
Competitive wellness benefits
Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration
An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development provided by our Wellness Committee, Volunteer Committee and Harman Women’s Network
Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies and extensive course catalog
Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world
Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, Harman/Kardon, etc.)
About Harman International
The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics and specializes in home, auto and professional consumer electronics with brands that included JBL, Infinity, AKG, Revel, Mark Levison and Harmon Kardon.
HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com)