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General Accounting and Close Lead in Cranberry Township, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

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Job ID: 28585BR

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a General Accounting & Close Lead on our General Accounting, Consolidation and External Reporting team at our Cranberry Township, PA location.

Your Day-to-Day:

1. Direct day-to-day activities of accounting team in a work leader capacity. Assign and coordinate work under direction of the Manager, General Accounting and Close.

2. Provide oversight to the month end closing functions including the preparation, posting and/or review of standard month end accounting accruals and adjustments for cash, prepaid expenses, undistributed expenses and other centrally managed accounts;

3. Perform Balance Sheet Variance analysis;

4. Oversee the preparation of account reconciliations. Ensure compliance with GAAP and IFRS standards as well as compliance with Westinghouse account governance. Collaborate with preparers and process owners as needed to investigation and record any required adjustments in a timely manner;

5. Lead the preparation and review of certain financial statement footnotes, disclosure and audit deliverables in partnership with the external reporting team; Support various internal and external reporting requirements with strict adherence to the schedule;

6. Collaborate with the Technical Accounting team when necessary to ensure compliance with GAAP; assist with the updates of Westinghouse accounting policies when necessary;

7. Collaborate with the Financial Controls organization to ensure adherence to internal controls;

8. Facilitate response to various requests from our external auditors as part of our normal financial reporting process;

9. Engage and assist in special projects identified by the Corporate Accounting team;

10. Act as a change leader. Identify and implement process improvement opportunities;

11. Provide input to the Manager, General Accounting and Close for preparation of performance evaluations and development programs for the accounting staff.

Minimum Requirements:

Who You Are:

As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent.
- Demonstrated knowledge of complex accounting issues.
- A minimum of 6 years of broadly based accounting experience a must.
- Experience with month end close, audits, account reconciliations and account governance a must.
- Experienced with team oversight
- Desire to work in a fast paced environment.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, highly sought.
- SAP and BlackLine experience desired.
CPA and/or MBA preferred.

Why Westinghouse?
Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:
  • Safety & Quality First
  • Valuing Ethics, Integrity & Diversity
  • Passion for Serving Our Customers Globally
  • Dedication to Each Other Through Servant Leadership
  • Creating Value for Shareholders, Customers and Employees
  • Consistently Delivering Our Commitments.

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of work/life programs such as flextime and a variety of training and development opportunities.


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