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Senior Accountant

Date: Apr 5, 2019

Location: Stamford, CT, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115301 

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Position Summary:

You will deliver best-in-class services for the corporate accounting department while also supporting Human Resources on various compensation related tasks.  This position will analyze the corporate ledgers and ensure proper recording of various balance sheet and income statement activities.  This will include being responsible for accounting for and administering the company’s long term cash incentive (LTCI) program, management incentive program, and other cash incentive programs.  You will provide accounting expertise and experience to assist the Manager, Corporate Accounting in accurate and timely financial statement submissions. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the Corporate Accounting team by assisting with the month-end close and reporting cycle.
  • Prepare journal entries to post into the SAP ledger by collecting and analyzing necessary data.
  • Reconcile various balance sheet accounts (e.g. Payroll, Assets, Liabilities)
  • Work with Harman business units and shared services to ensure intercompany transactions between the Corporate office and global divisions are handled with accuracy and reconciled every month.
  • Support HR on the administration of the company’s long term cash incentive plan, including processing grant agreements and communication to employees as well as maintaining accurate employee and grant information.

•   In partnership with HR, administer and support the management incentive program, including budgeting and accounting for other cash-based incentive programs.

  • Review and maintain the participant database including monthly reconciliation with the GlobalView HR system to ensure recording of terminations and timely calculation of prorated grants for new hires and promotions during the grant cycle.
  • Track acceptance of all grant agreements and provide regular updates to the Global Rewards Team.
  • Prepare on a monthly basis communications and grant agreements for new hires and promotions during the grant cycle.
  • Work with Global Payroll teams to process LTCI payouts according to vesting schedule  
  • Answer LTCI related inquiries received from employees, HR Business Partners and Division Controllers as needed.
  • Reconcile cash payments and plan activities on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. 
  • Prepare monthly journal entries to account for long term incentive plan activity.
  • Calculate and input quarterly updates of probability assessments for awards with performance conditions.
  • Various other tasks as assigned.
  • Support monthly and quarterly audit packs for consolidated BPC reporting.
  • Liaising with Finance, Tax, Payroll, Human Resources, and other departments as needed.


Basic Qualifications:

•     Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance

•     5+ years of related work experience in private or public finance/accounting

       •     Highly Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel)

       •      Knowledge of advanced ERP systems

•     BPC experience a plus.

•     Excellent written and oral communication skills


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in an office in Stamford, CT.
  • 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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