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Daimler Trucks North America Sr. Accountant II Tax Accounting (L5) in Farmington Hills, Michigan

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

DTNA General Accounting: One team, best team!

We design, operate and control the Accounting and Financial Reporting process of DTNA. As valuable business partner we ensure transparency, provide accounting guidance and services. As quality gatekeeper we drive compliance with accounting and financial reporting rules within DTNA and the Daimler Truck Division.

Be part of it, join the team!!

Your tasks at a glance:

  • Financial reporting tasks

  • General ledger accounting and financial analyses

  • Business Partnering

  • Methods, Processes and Systems

  • Reporting/communication of financial results and coordination of financial (regulatory) filings

  • Internal Control over Financial Reporting

  • Cross-functional project work

As part of the Daimler Trucks North America Tax Accounting Group, which is a Center of Excellence / Share Service Center, the Sr. Accountant II will be responsible for complex tax accounting functions including the preparation and review of tax provision calculations, interpreting tax and accounting regulations as well as the development of disclosures for financial reporting. Learn new technology as appropriate to address business needs and utilize the technology capabilities to the tax accounting teams advantage. Develop and review business process maps, technical documentation, design documents, configuration, and enhancement requests.

Responsibilities

Financial Reporting Tasks:

  • Execution and oversight of financial reporting tasks and month-end close activities associated with Tax Accounting

  • Analytical review of financial information, and review of operation of relevant systems, transactions, processes and controls to ensure the proper recording of and the accurate and timely filing of internal financial statements to Daimler.

  • Prepare income tax related journal entries and validate all system interfaces feeding SAP cbFC and / or MIF.

  • Interface with Accounting, Tax and other Daimler internal parties to produce reports and provide analysis related to resolution of complex tax issues.

General ledger accounting and financial analyses:

  • Review of general ledger account reconciliations and financial analyses to ensure that financial transactions are recorded in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Prepare projected tax calculations for planning purposes as well as effective tax rate reconciliations

  • Apply relevant guidance and perform necessary analysis for all Tax Accounting activities.

  • Prepare the required income tax footnote disclosures for periodic reporting purposes

  • Review of reconciliations monthly to ensure accuracy and quality is maintained for Tax Accounting related transactions and balances.

  • Perform hard-close and year-end Accounting tasks and Tax reports as required.

  • Manage special (ad-hoc) assignments and projects as they arise

  • Translate complexities inherent to tax accounting guidance, and support team with necessary analysis perspective

Business Partnering:

  • Research various accounting issues and propose appropriate accounting treatment, resolve accounting/reporting issues to ensure proper accounting standards and best practices are applied

  • Work closely with Business Partners to identify process improvements, internal control weaknesses, and various accounting issues. Work to effect organizational or system change in order to achieve productivity, efficiency and control improvements. Develop and review business process maps, technical documentation, design documents, configuration, and enhancement requests. Learn new technology as appropriate to address business needs and utilize the technology capabilities to tax team’s advantage.

Methods, Processes and Systems:

  • Research relevant new accounting issues and propose appropriate accounting treatment.

  • Draft white papers supporting proper IFRS accounting treatment related to technical accounting issues and matters.

  • Monitor and analyze current and developing legislation and regulations affecting Tax Accounting.

  • Coordinate and ensure on an ongoing basis the completion of internal projects related to sound accounting processes and compliance with all IAS and IFRS accounting standards.

  • Prepare documentation of new and/or existing processes and policies.

  • Possess a solid understanding of cbFC-SAP integration with Non-SAP systems.

Reporting/communication of financial results and coordination of financial (regulatory) filings:

  • Communication of financial results and key performance metrics (KPI's) to management

  • Prepare and review KPI reporting metrics presented to management

  • Communicate issues and exceptions to accounting management and the external audit team

  • Provide quarterly external audit support and perform year-end accounting and tax reporting.

  • Internal Control over Financial Reporting:

  • Perform evaluation of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and ensure that the necessary controls are documented and tested in accordance with the Company's internal requirements, including the coordination and design documents, effectiveness testing, and remediation where necessary.

  • Work with the business partners to identify internal control issues

Cross-functional project work:

  • Exhibit leadership in working cross functionally with business units to implement new business processes as a result of changes in business or accounting requirements.

  • Routinely monitor, track and report progress of implementation on complex projects. Drive organizational and/or system changes to meet Continuous Improvement and TOS objectives.

  • Lead and participate in cross-functional continuous improvement activities to improve the overall quality of process in which the tax accounting group participates. Using LEAN and continuous improvement techniques, evaluate and re-engineer business processes to achieve standardization and cost optimization within the tax accounting processes.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university

  • Must be able to work flexible hours/week

  • Domestic travel required -10%

  • Work weekends and holidays when required

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Degree focus in Accounting, Finance or Taxation preferred

  • CPA and Public Accounting preferred

  • 5-7 years of related experience preferred

  • 3 years of tax accounting (IAS12 or ASC740) and an additional 2 years accounting and/or income tax experience. Financial services experience preferred

  • Detailed oriented preferred

  • Excellent communication skills preferred

  • Problem solving and time management skills preferred

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Sr. Accountant II Tax Accounting (L5)

Location: Michigan-Farmington Hills

Requisition ID: DAI0000JOS

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