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 Lead Technical Accounting Analyst - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-3996 / Latpro-3784738 
Date posted: Apr-10-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Job Description

Lead Technical Accounting Analyst

Position Summary

The Lead Technical Accounting Analyst in Global Operations provides research and analysis on technical accounting matters for business partners internationally and has responsibility for key corporate accounting functions.  This position serves as a key advisor to help the company solve global accounting issues and the appropriate interpretation and application of U.S. GAAP accounting.  The ideal candidate for this position is a results-oriented, bright, resourceful, service driven finance professional with an exceptional eye for detail, strong written communication skills and a desire to sharpen their technical accounting skills.  The Lead Technical Accounting Analyst is a direct report to the Global Operations Controller.  This position has a high level of visibility to finance leadership and requires interaction with all levels of Company management and staff in headquarters, business, regional and functional organizations.

Other important skills include:

  • Effective leadership, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple short-range and long-range tasks in a time-sensitive environment and remain even-tempered.
  • Demonstrate cross cultural competencies and flexibility (communication style and timing) to work effectively with global personnel from different regions, cultures, and time zones.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo to enhance productivity, processes, and procedures.
  • Ability and desire to assume additional responsibility and be a candidate for other roles in the medium-term.

Principle Duties:

Technical accounting & oversight

  • Support global finance personnel with interpretation of company finance policies and U.S. GAAP.
  • Maintain, update, and enhance company finance policies.
  • Conduct U.S. GAAP research and white papers.
  • Participate in quarterly reviews with regions, business units and functions.
  • Implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Educate global finance team of new and existing U.S. GAAP pronouncements through formal trainings and other ad-hoc communications as necessary.

Corporate accounting

  • Global consolidated pension accounting, including facilitation of external actuarial valuations, cash flow reporting, and tax support
  • Derivatives and hedging
  • General warranty accounting
  • Environmental liability accounting
  • Workers' compensation and product liability accounting
  • Legal & other contingencies
  • Quarter and year end 10-Q and 10-K reporting requirements for corporate accounting areas


  • Work closely with internal & external auditors in the quarterly review, annual audit, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance process.
  • Complete special projects and analyses as requested by management.
  • Drive finance process improvements to improve efficiencies.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and a CPA
  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of progressive accounting/finance experience.
  • In depth understanding of technical U.S. GAAP accounting standards and research
  • Big 4 public accounting firm experience and exposure to global industrial companies preferred.
  • The ability to proactively manage multiple short-range and long-range tasks, as well as tight deadlines and time sensitive pressures, and remain even-tempered.
  • Willingness to adapt work schedule and communication style to effectively communicate with global personnel of different cultures and time zones.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo to enhance productivity, processes, and procedures.
  • Effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability and desire to assume additional responsibility and be a candidate for other roles in the medium-term.
  • Working knowledge of SAP, Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud, Wdesk and Microsoft Office products preferred.

This is a summary of the position's responsibilities and does not reflect the entire scope of work expectations.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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