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Daimler Trucks North America Sr. Accountant I Treasury Accounting (L6) in Portland, Oregon

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 Treasury Accounting Group, the Sr. Accountant I will be responsible for executing all In-House Bank related accounting tasks. Performing confirmation and reconciliation of inter-company balances with affiliated companies on a monthly basis. Coordination, preparation and submission of financial statements for Daimler Trucks Finance Canada Inc. for the Group Financial Statements. Preparation and compilation of the audited stand-alone financial statements of Daimler Trucks Finance Canada Inc. Learn new technology as appropriate to address business needs and utilize the technology capabilities to the treasury accounting team’s advantage. Develop and review business process maps, technical documentation, design documents, configuration, and enhancement requests.

Responsibilities

Financial Reporting Tasks:

  • Preparation and execution of financial reporting tasks and month-end close activities associated with Treasury Accounting

  • Support 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 treasury related journal entries and validate all system interfaces feeding SAP cbFC and / or MIF.

General ledger accounting and financial analyses:

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

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

  • Perform monthly reconciliations to ensure accuracy and quality is maintained for Treasury Accounting related transactions and balances including daily account reconciliation, interest calculation and balance confirmation.

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

  • Apply relevant guidance and perform necessary analysis as required.

Business Partnering:

  • Assist with various accounting issues. Ensure proper accounting standards and best practices are applied.

  • Provide training and support the communication of the accounting effects of transactions to the business users.

Methods, Processes and Systems:

  • Support the research of relevant new accounting issues and propose appropriate accounting treatment.

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

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

  • Possess a solid understanding of cbFC-SAP integration with non-SAP systems such as the treasury accounting system (GTS).

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

  • Prepare the communication of financial results and key performance indicators (KPI's) to management

  • Provide support on issues and exceptions to accounting management and the external audit team

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

  • Preparation and compilation of the audited stand-alone financial statements of Daimler Trucks Finance Canada Inc.

  • 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.

Cross-functional project work:

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

  • Routinely monitor, track and report progress of implementation on projects to meet Continuous Improvement and TOS objectives.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university/college OR 6 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree required

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred

  • Degree focus in Accounting or Finance

  • CPA with IFRS 9 Hedge Accounting knowledge preferred

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment using automated accounting systems and familiarity with International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting principles preferred

  • Good written and verbal communication skills to operate up, down, or across the organization preferred

  • Detailed oriented, strategic thinking for continuous improvement, demonstrates initiative preferred

  • Analytical, problem solving and root cause identification skills preferred

  • Being a team player focused on adding value and achieving results for both Finance and the company preferred

  • Strong Microsoft Excel / PowerPoint skills preferred

  • SAP - cbFC system experience 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 I Treasury Accounting (L6)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000JON

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