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Date: Jun 16, 2019

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115660 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

The Accountant position will be responsible for applying principles of accounting to perform a variety of functions in accordance with standard procedures in general accounting, general ledger maintenance, cash management, accounts receivable and/or related financial areas.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform financial month-end close process for a specific business unit.
  • Liaison with Financial Shared Service center and other business units.
  • Fixed asset accounting that includes the coordination of asset forms for capitalizing and disposing of assets with the Financial Shared Service center to ensure all transactions are being posted correctly in the fixed asset sub-ledger. Generating fixed asset physical inventory reports and coordinating that an audit has been completed.
  • Generate capital spending reports for business units and divisions. Track actual spending as well as future commitments. Create the internal orders necessary for capturing the data for this reporting.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting and planning process by providing detail which supports the bottoms up analysis including providing depreciation expense as it relates to existing assets, CIP, and future capital spending.
  • Support divisions in all aspects of cash management, including loan balance reconciliation to corporate, cash posting entries to the General Ledger, intercompany netting transactions and cash/loan balance forecasting for plan purposes.
  • Prepare and post monthly entries to ensure that financial reports reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information to support operations.
  • Complete monthly key balance sheet account reconciliations and analysis to ensure accurate financial statements are being reported.
  • Review and analyze monthly and trended spending reports for the functional departments.
  • Prepare and assist with monthly, quarterly and year-end audit schedules submitted through BPC for corporate financial reporting requirements.
  • Assist with completing schedules for the annual corporate tax package.
  • Create vendor master records with appropriate documentation including obtaining W-9 information; to support the disbursements function of the financial shared services center.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related degree.
  • 3 + years of related experience, preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Experience should include preparation of financial statements (including subsidiary consolidations), corporate tax compliance, budget preparation experience, and some cost accounting experience.
  • Must read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • CPA or CMA preferred.
  • SAP experience preferred


Preferred Qualifications:

Results-Driven:  Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.


  • Sets a results driven culture; ensuring global goals and targets are translated operationally.
  • Demonstrates a proactive and collaborative approach to troubleshooting and problem solving.

Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.


  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization.
  • Accepts overall accountability.

Change Orientation:  Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.


  • Adapts local policy and practice in line with changing environment and requirements.
  • Proven ambassador of change and relentless pursuit of results and excellence.
  • Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business.

Customer Focus:  Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.


  • Ensures Finance function adopts a customer service philosophy for all stakeholders.
  • Offers the highest level of service to the organization as a whole. 

Self-Awareness:  Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.


  • Highly self-aware and able to adapt personal style depending on task and situation.
  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them.
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel less than 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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