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Senior Accounting Analyst - Manufacturing Job

DATE: Jan 16, 2021

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Finance 

Primary location: Lancaster , Pennsylvania 

Relocation offered: No 

Employment status: Full-Time 

Travel: 10%  

Pay grade: 10/11 


As our Senior Accounting Analyst - Manufacturing, you will be responsible for overseeing accounting activities and for providing data-driven insights and analytics for our Architectural Specialties (AS) business, with focus on manufacturing finance.


Successful candidates will encompass the ability to communicate financial concepts clearly and concisely and must be flexible and adaptable in order assist the broader finance team during periods of acquisition, integration, and general peak work requirements. This role is structured as a developmental opportunity and designed to provide the successful candidate with experience collaborating with decision makers and gaining insight regarding the financial activities critical to our business success


What you'll be doing

  • Prepare and distribute actionable reporting and analysis
  • Assist AS Finance in partnering with business leaders to aggregate data and variance analysis for order intake, order backlog, sales performance, and SG&A spending
  • Aid in the development and implementation of quarterly estimates, annual budgets, and annual strategic plans
  • Perform financial analysis and reporting for both income statement and balance sheet activities
  • Develop and maintains cost models for multiple manufacturing facilities
  • Provide support for NPD initiatives via financial modeling
  • Assist with M&A integration activities including measurement of financial performance relative to business cases, mapping trial balances to reporting consolidation systems, identifying gaps in internal control structure, and establishing new accounting processes
  • Assist with financial accounting closing by creating, posting, and monitoring journal entries and upload monthly results into Hyperion for companies not using SAP 
  • Prepares and audit account reconciliations for general ledger and sub ledger accounts
  • Takes ownership of resolving issues by following through with appropriate action
  • Create PowerPoint slides to be presented to the AS leadership team and AWI executive team
  • Recommend, develop, and implement changes to continually improve processes, support standardization, and overall effectiveness of our finance team
  • Provides SOX compliance and audit reviews for both internal & external auditors


What will make you successful

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of experience in an accounting/finance role
  • Experience using SAP
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - particularly MS Excel.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in SAP/ BW
  • CPA or MBA



Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and we value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodation statement: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us 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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