Kaman Industrial Technologies, a $800M division of Kaman Distribution Group (backed by an industry leading private equity firm with a track record of success), has an opening for an Accounting Manager to join our accounting department in Bloomfield, CT. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in leading and overseeing general ledger accounting functions while improving accounting processes and procedures. The Accounting Managers' primary responsibility will include oversight of the general ledger accounting functions of Kaman Industrial Technologies (KIT) and consolidated Kaman Distribution Group (KDG). This role is responsible ensuring accounting group alignment with company values and objectives while maintaining compliance with internal controls and US GAPP. Responsibilities include oversight and development of accounting employees and effective communication with all levels of management and outside constituents. Experience with developing and establishing processes and procedures is preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and oversee the general ledger accounting function of KIT ensuring staff work cohesively, operate efficiently and effectively, and meet applicable deadlines.
Oversee and perform month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing activities, including journal entry review/posting, account reconciliation reviews, and elimination/consolidation activities.
Oversee and assist with fixed asset management, cash management, accounting accruals and estimates.
Perform monthly trend analysis of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet, presenting findings to management.
Review reporting packages and bank deliverables, as applicable for accuracy.
Communicate effectively with accounting staff, set performance expectations, evaluate performance, and provide coaching and development opportunities.
Manage and complete all assigned accounting projects in a timely and accurate manner.
Continually develop, expand and improve processes and procedures for accounting operations.
Assist in interim and year-end financial statement audits with internal and external auditors, ensuring accounting staff deliver timely on audit requests.
Work cross-functionally with functions including Finance, Treasury, and Tax, providing consistent, timely and accurate support to all. This includes communicating information to all levels of management, as well as, with local and remote teams.
Assist with the acquisition due diligence and associated integration efforts as needed.
Assist with development and testing of internal controls.
Collaborate with Assistant Controller on special projects and month-end closing activities. Assist with researching technical accounting guidance for accounting changes/issues and execute the proper application.
5-7 years of progressive accounting experience, with 3-5 years supervisory experience preferred
Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, vlook ups, and sumifs
Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
Proven success in process improvements
Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities at a time
Strong knowledge of accounting principles in accordance with US GAAP
Experience in various ERPs and Accounting applications a plus
Experience with acquisitions and integrations a plus
Experience with internal controls a plus
Minimal travel required
Skills/Abilities Essential to the Position
Building effective teams
Financial analysis and analytical thinking
Independent judgment and decision-making
Communication (writing, speaking, listening)
Problem-solving and critical thinking
Strategic thinking and planning
Attention to detail
Knowledge Essential to the Position
US GAAP accounting principles
Proficient with accounting software
Proficient with spreadsheets
Benefits and Company Overview
Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes:
Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
Company paid Life (family) & STD insurances, Vacation, Holiday & Sick time
100% tax-free tuition reimbursement
Kaman Distribution Group is comprised of three business units: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design, and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis, and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 220 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. We recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent. #KDG #KFP #KIT #KAI
Kaman Industrial Technologies