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Accounting Manager

Northridge, California Additional Location: Northridge, California Job ID: R-2106-2021
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A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

About the Role

As the Accounting Manager, you will support the Accounting team and being responsible for the month-close process.


Your Team

You will report to the Director of FP&A for Consumer Audio Americas and have 3 direct reports.

What You Will Do

  • Coordinates and leads the monthly financial close for the Consumer North America business, in compliance with all internal policy and audit requirements. Reviews reconciliations and manual journal entries prepared by the team. Areas of focus include cost of goods, inventory, warehouse and freight expenses, warranty costs, intercompany accounts and other related accounting areas.

  • Prepares budgets and forecasts, including the analysis of variations vs. actual results. Identifies areas of risk and opportunity, including cost savings and process improvement opportunities, in partnership with the Supply Chain and Sales teams.

  • Supports internal and corporate reporting activities and provides approval for new vendors, PO's and special projects.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/Accounting

  •  Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS

  • +7 years related experience to include preparing financial statements, leading month-close processes and supporting audit.

  • Advanced SAP, Excel and Power Point skills

What is Nice to Have

  • CPA or Chartered Accountant designation

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent communication skills. Business proficiency in English.

  • Ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and apply problem solving skills

  • Ability to plan and organize

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic and international travel

  • Be willing to work in an office in Northridge, CA

  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Competitive wellness benefits

  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities

  • On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development provided by our Wellness Committee, Volunteer Committee and Harman Women’s Network

  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies and extensive course catalog

  • Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, Harman/Kardon, etc.)

About Harman International

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics and specializes in home, auto and professional consumer electronics with brands that included JBL, Infinity, AKG, Revel, Mark Levison and Harmon Kardon.

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. (www.harman.com)

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