Job Title:  General Accountant


Mount Prospect, IL, US, 60056

Business Unit:  Ametek Rauland
Posting Date:  Dec 3, 2023
Job Description: 

We are looking for an Accountant (with concentration on Inventory preferred) to join our Finance Department. You’ll be responsible for performing cost analyses and preparing budget reports. You should possess excellent analytical skills along with the ability to combine different data and calculate profit margins. Our ideal candidate should also be able to create detailed reports that present cost-effective solutions for our company.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Inventory and cost-related journal entries.
  • Prepare general ledger reconciliations and SOX-required documentations.
  • Prepare month-end analysis of inventory, manufacturing productivity & variances.
  • Full support of 3-day month-end close including analysis of standard cost and gross margin. Review and analyze standard costs and variances.
  • Identify and research trends in material and labor costs and expenses.
  • Prepare analysis of revenue variances – price, volume, and mix analysis.
  • Analyze actual cost to standards and budget and forecast.
  • Monitor inventory and labor recording activities to ensure proper reporting of production costs.
  • Assist with analyzing performance to operating plans and building the annual budget.
  • Cost absorption analysis and forecasting.
  • Ensures compliance with all internal controls. Assist in internal and external audit activities (cost, inventory and other areas as needed).                       
  • Year-end standard cost revaluation.
  • Buildup MTD cost and margin analysis by SKU to support monthly forecast and notify of course correction needed.
  • Review job costs (bill of materials) before closing jobs to catch errors before they become margin questions.
  • Analysis of excess and obsolescence inventory reserve.
  • Monitor cycle count program to ensure accounting guidelines are being followed.  
  • Lead annual physical inventory of all locations.
  • Fixed assets maintenance and annual physical review.
  • Handle special projects as requested by management.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Displays knowledge of manufacturing accounting and possesses exceptional accounting skills.
  • Analytical skills – strong desire to understand what is behind the numbers.
  • Exhibits strong computer skills and knowledge of relevant technology. 
  • Demonstrates significant knowledge of financial software programs (AS400 / Infor XA / Oracle or similar ERPs) and their interface within the manufacturing environment. 
  • Possesses exceptional organizational skills and is an effective time manager and multi-tasker. 
  • Displays the ability to pay close attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Has a working knowledge of GAAP and financial accounting standards. 
  • Advanced knowledge and application of Excel.



Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

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