Accounting Supervisor (Corporate Accounting Supervisor)

Wesco Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 3 weeks ago

Organization Name7103 Finance & AdministrationCompany Overview

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 250 company, is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain management solutions. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were over $17billion, including Anixter International which it acquired in June 2020.

WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The company employs over 18,000 people, maintains relationships with over 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide. With nearly 1.5 million products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, WESCO provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities.

WESCO operates nearly 800 branch and warehouse locations in over 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

At WESCO, we build, connect, power, and protect the world. We have the capabilities and expertise to deliver the latest technologies, including: Industrial networking, Intelligent buildings, Cloud computing, Alternative energy, Broadband communications, Critical infrastructure protection, LED lighting retrofits, and Physical security.

Brief Description

The Accounting Supervisor oversees accounting activities for an accounting group or function, including ensuring compliance with Company policy, GAAP and other technical accounting guidelines. The Accounting Supervisor provides direct supervision to subordinate accountants, maintains proper internal financial controls, and administers accounting policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of financial reporting.

Responsible for fulfilling the accounting liaison activities for Company projects. Responsibilities include understanding numerous systems, documenting processes, building efficient processes, implementing detective controls when necessary, creating and executing test scripts, validating financial data and leading the accounting team. The accounting supervisor is capable of pursuing unstructured projects with a focus on developing and applying structure going forward.

Detailed Description

  • Conduct business analysis as a set of tasks and techniques to work as a liaison among stakeholders to understand the structure, policies and operations of an organization and recommend solutions to enable the organization to achieve its goals

  • Document system processes that support financial events and create related test scripts

  • Build efficient processes and develop detective controls when required

  • Plan, lead and execute system testing and related financial validation

  • Leverage system knowledge to improve department and cross-department processes

  • Responsible for system maintenance related to cost centers, chart-of-accounts, legal entities, ledgers, reports

  • Responsible for system tasks related to month-end close (i.e. open/close periods, Fx rates, translation, etc.)

  • Gatekeeper for system general ledger responsibilities

  • Identify discrepancies resulting from system issues and guide resolution in accordance with accepted accounting policies and procedures

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of company system integrations

  • Lead accounting projects

  • Ensure transparency of important transactions and issues via communications within chain of command of department and field operations

  • Administer and direct continuous improvements to current practices/processes.

  • Collaborate with other departments to meet company goals

  • Oversee the timely and accurate processing of accounting data.

  • Develop strategic and operational plans to achieve results and ensure alignment with company goals and objectives.

  • Set goals for the work group, manage execution and measure results.

  • Select, manage, evaluate and develop staff. Challenge employees; build effective teams; develop organizational capacity; and provide direct and indirect reports with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities.

  • Challenge employees, build effective teams and develop organizational capacity.

  • Administer, direct and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual statements and reports for use by other functional areas per the accounting calendar and as otherwise required.

  • Support annual budget process with accounting data and analyses as required.

  • Prepare schedules and provide accounting data to support the annual financial and IT audit as required.

  • Prepare schedules and provide accounting data to support the preparation of annual, quarterly, and other SEC reports and filings as required.

  • Prepare schedules and provide accounting data to support preparation of tax returns as required.

  • Administer and direct account analysis/control and recommend and/or implement corrective action to bring accounts into compliance with corporate requirements.

  • Administer and direct correlation between balance sheet and income statement accounts.

  • Analyze variations from plan and provide explanations for fluctuations between accounting periods or to highlight unusual or significant items.

  • Ensure compliance with WESCO Corporate policies and procedures.

Job Requirements


3 years required, 5 years preferred of accounting experience.

2 years of supervisory experience is preferred.


Associates' Degree in Accounting or related field required; Bachelors' Degree preferred.

CPA, MBA or equivalent a plus


  • Minimum of six years of progressive accounting experience

  • Well organized with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong oral and written communications skills - ability to clearly communicate accounting ideas and concepts to an audience with a wide range of experiences and knowledge

  • Proven problem solving and analytical capabilities

  • Proficiency in Oracle Financials a plus

  • Shown initiative

  • Ability to simultaneously pursue individual and group objectives

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with employees and management inside and outside the department

  • Ability to pursue unstructured projects with a focus on developing and applying structure going forward

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting processes and techniques

  • Knowledge of GAAP, financial statements, internal controls and SOX requirements

  • Strong general business skills and common sense approach to issues

  • Strong skills using Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel

  • Ability to deal effectively with customers, vendors, and outside agencies

  • Ability to work under tight time schedules and to handle multiple tasks

Working Environment:

  • General Office - Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

physical requirements:

  • Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time.

mental requirements:

  • Employee required to organize and coordinate schedules.

  • Employee required to analyze and interpret complex data.

  • Employee required to problem-solve.

  • Employee required to manage other employees.

Additional Details

At WESCO, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, paid time off (PTO), 401k, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, Legal assistance and more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination."

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