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Financial Accountant

Date: May 7, 2019

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


For the Voith Holding - General Accounting department, we are looking for you as an

Financial Accountant 
York, PA

The Accountant I will have responsibility for general ledger and fixed asset transactions for those Operating Units (OUs) as assigned under the Global Business Services (GBS) umbrella.  This will include not only the underlying transactions but also the documentation and reconciliation of the respective accounts.


Primary Duties

  • Performs the General Ledger and Fixed Asset activities of the assigned OU(s) in accordance with GBS Accounting guidelines in order to complete the monthly close in accordance with the defined schedule.
  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries
  • Complete monthly account reconciliations, such as bank accounts, fixed assets, and other balance sheet accounts for assigned OU(s).
  • Update of foreign currency rates as required.
  • Preparation of semi-annual and annual group reporting packages.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of activities to provide a high level of service to internal customers.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with other members of the Accounting GBS team but also with the responsible members of the OUs.
  • Maintain the knowledge necessary from the respective OU(s) to successfully accept and perform the duties and tasks transferred to the GBS.
  • Follow procedures, policies and processes surrounding the general ledger and fixed asset accounting area.
  • Identify potential process improvements and participate in the implementation of changes with the goal of promoting and providing cost efficient services to internal customers.
  • Research, analyze and resolve accounting issues.
  • Provide support for the annual external audit, internal audit requests and Tax Department as required.
  • Maintain clear communication lines between supported OUs and the general accounting team to ensure accurate processing of transactions.
  • Support OU questions regarding general accounting as required.


Qualification & Business Experiences

  • Ability to organize and plan work effectively to meet goals and objectives.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to convey business requirements and technical needs in a clear, concise, and effective manner.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and processes.
  • Experience in multi-national organization working with multiple currencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across Divisions and Departments. 


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Three to ten years of solid experience in accounting and financial reporting operations
  • Experience with highly integrated ERP systems (SAP, Navision or J.D. Edwards preferred).
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office.
  • Travel within North America may be required but is anticipated to be rare.

Voith GmbH is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster