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Briggs & Stratton

Accountant/Financial Analyst

Briggs & Stratton - Wauwatosa, WI

Position Summary

This position is within our Corporate Accounting/Finance department and supports internal business units through performance of accounting functions such as month-end closing, reporting, analysis of operations and other financial analysis process-related activities.

Job Responsibilities

Performs month-end closing which includes: calculating accrual/reserve balances and discussing calculations with management for subjective nature accounts to arrive at decision; analyzing general ledger account data for accuracy and adjusting accounts if necessary; booking various other journal entries and statistical key figures.

Prepares reports daily, weekly and monthly which may include but not be limited to sales, inventory, production, raw material purchasing and cost of quality.

Reviews variance account posting for accuracy throughout the month, assists with correcting system transactions. Reviews detail of accounts and follows-up on month-end closing items when necessary. Reviews account reconciliations on a monthly basis and maintains a log of sign-offs for Sarbanes Oxley compliance.

Works with external auditors quarterly and at year-end; includes providing audit work papers as well as requested supporting documentation, walks auditors through calculations and provides data for various other detail testing on warranty, title transfers, price testing and inventory cut-offs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Skills Requirements

Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles

Analytical skills necessary to review/analyze accounting and financial data, substantiate financial statement balances and prepare financial statement account reconciliation

Ability to identify, measure, evaluate & improve, if necessary, the effectiveness of accounting, financial, managerial and operational controls

Good verbal & written communication & interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of people in a team environment

Well-developed customer service skills with the ability to interface with all levels

Advanced computer skills including advanced knowledge of and experience working with spreadsheet software

Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects with a strong attention to accuracy and detail

Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent education and experience required

Experience Requirements

Public accounting and/or industry experience preferred

13 days 21 hours ago

Briggs & Stratton


Accountant/Financial Analyst Briggs & Stratton - Wauwatosa, WI, United States


Location: Wauwatosa, WI

Company Profile:
Our History Although today we are known for our reliable engines and outdoor power equipment, we have a rich history. For over 101-years, Briggs & Stratton has cultivated a legacy of innovation that will last for years to come. Products as diverse as electric refrigerators, battery eliminators, and coin-operated paper towel dispensing machines mark the Company’s dedication to finding ways to add value to the business.