Accounting Analyst Job

DATE: Mar 28, 2024

LOCATION: Gilberts, Illinois, United States, 60136

Company: Armstrong World Industries

 Primary location: Gilberts, Illinois 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: <10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is $75,000 to $100,000 per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


 ​What does it mean to work at Turf Design, a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.


By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 



Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Accounting Analyst will be responsible for a variety of cost accounting and financial integration assignments. The incumbent will lead the month-end close process, and be responsible for fixed assets, sales and use tax, reconciliations and reporting, and process improvement associated with company financial performance and internal controls to meet manufacturing operations and financial objectives.


What's in it for you!

  • Opportunity to work in a supportive team environment
  • Opportunity for growth and development
  • Mentorship from leadership

What You’ll Do

  • Leads month-end close process and ensures reporting deadlines are met.
  • Manages inventory adjustments, reconciliations, monthly analytics and the annual full physical.
  • Owns all aspects of fixed asset management. This includes asset additions, retirement, transfers, and CIP. Maintains asset register, depreciation and amortization schedules and books applicable journal entries.
  • Oversees major plant projects ensuring appropriate policies associated with capital and expense are adhered to and follow U.S. GAAP and company policies.
  • Assists with development of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Completes accounting integration tasks as required to ensure company policies and procedures are implemented and followed.
  • Participates in annual internal audit process.
  • Completes bank reconciliations.
  • Manages credit card spend, books transactions and ensures compliance with published document retention policies.
  • Processes sales and use tax returns through Avalara and records tax payments in ERP.
  • Prepares standardized plant reports on production and key performance indicators.
  • Backs up AP/AR functions.
  • Manages both domestic and international inbound freight expense.
  • Prepares and reviews balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Mentors and assists in developing junior staff.
  • Generates ad hoc reporting.


What will make you successful

  • Demonstrated ability to link and analyze plant operational metrics to financial performance.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Forward thinking with a focus on both process and systems improvements.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills including the ability to interact with all levels of plant and corporate personnel.
  • Customer-focused with strong attention to detail and capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent, and professional manner.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills with a strong Excel skillset.



  • BS / BA in Finance or Accounting
  • 4+ years of experience in an accounting/finance role
  • Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using NetSuite.
  • Experience with Avalara and OneStream a plus


Why should you join Turf Design, a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.

We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Lancaster PA)

Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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