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Senior Accountant- General Ledger

Company: Weir Group
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.

As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.

Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.

Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to 'We are Weir', our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.

We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

Business Need / Purpose of Role

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the maintenance of the general ledger and the monthly accounting cycle in our Global Business Shared Services team. A thorough knowledge of US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) or IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and an ability to administer all internal standards is required. This position ensures that accounting transactions are properly recorded, posted, processed, and reported to ensure accurate presentation of the balance sheet and income statement for multiple global regions; responds to internal customer escalations and ensures compliance with internal financial and accounting controls; helps coordinate activities that support the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports, profit and loss statements; and monitors general ledger maintenance and monthly accounting processing activities to ensure thoroughness and accuracy.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Job duties include:

  • Prepare and review Balance Sheet reconciliations timely, accurately, and in compliance with company guidelines.
  • Involvement with process improvement projects and reporting.
  • Coordinating Internal Controls testing program and reviewing supporting documentation.
  • Generate monthly lease accounting packages across various regions.
  • Assist as needed in transition of work from other regions which may include traveling to sites, document processes, work-shadow, and performance of work.
  • Perform and review monthly close process to ensure books and records are accurately stated and all close procedures are completed.
  • Communicate process objectives, steps, and changes to ensure processes are performed in compliance with company close schedule.
  • Identify and analyze process errors and anomalies (e.g., coding errors, variance analysis, etc.) to ensure customers receive thorough and accurate replies for improving ineffective processes.
  • Respond to internal customer escalations and exceptions to research and resolve inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Work with corporate and business units to identify process work that allows migration opportunity to Shared Services Site.
  • Develop and conduct systems training to provide new processes for enhancing efficiency and productivity.
  • Working with global accounting and finance personal to assist regions

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

  • Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Finance or Accounting
  • Experience using SAP in a professional capacity required
  • Must have at least 5 years' general ledger experience in a corporate accounting function or shared services function
  • Previous interaction with international subsidiaries and exposure to international accounting topics preferred
  • Experience in a lead role related to special projects preferred
  • Blackline Experience preferred
  • Multi language skills preferred

Additional Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to help process the month-end close
  • Ability to record, prepare and review journal entries and reconciliations using SAP and Blackline
  • Demonstrate broad business and accounting knowledge; describe International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) methods
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of Accounting concepts such as Intercompany accounting (balancing/recharges, etc.), Fixed Assets, Accruals, Foreign Exchange currency revaluations, Cash management/posting, and other accounting topics.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of basic financial concepts such as cash flows, operating profit/loss, and net income; conduct financial analyses
  • Ability to distinguish between "big picture" concepts and comments and specialized, smaller specific facts associated with work; note the specifics of events and experiences; explain, in general, how details impact end goals or outcomes; ensure that work is completed accurately and with the appropriate level of detail
  • Addresses and resolves issues impacting information systems reporting; look for ways to minimize close time and improve close process


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common contracts, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Requires a valid driver's license.


Microsoft Excel and Word. Knowledge of bankruptcy and collection laws. Strong organization, oral and written communication, motivation, human relations, records keeping, problem solving, and follow-through skills. Effective presentation skills. Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships. Good work ethic - proactive. Ability to project and maintain professionalism with a diversity of people inside and outside the Company. Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations and maintain attention to detail.


Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer and job related software :Microsoft Office, SAP, Oracle, very strong Excel, calculator, telephone, fax photocopier, etc.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General office environment. Moderate noise.

Core Competencies

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed

Keywords: Weir Group, Irving , Senior Accountant- General Ledger, Other , Irving, Texas

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