North America Accounting Manager
Location:
West Palm Beach , Florida
Posted:
November 24, 2017
Reference:
56678BR
Otis, a United Technologies company, is the world leader in reliable, efficient and technologically advanced elevators, escalators and people-moving systems. Our revolutionary Gen2® elevators, energy-saving ReGen™ drives and NCE "green" escalator have clearly set the industry standard for innovation, safety and performance. More than 2.4 million Otis elevators and escalators are currently in operation throughout 200 different countries. We are proud to have a global team that continues to rise to the challenges of a fast-moving company. Together, the people of Otis are creating new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. So just imagine where we can take you!
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform month end close activities to ensure accuracy and that deadlines are met
  • Review and approve journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Perform accounting for restructuring and related deliverables
  • Manage and assist with Treasury accounting activity
  • Perform accounting for mergers & acquisitions
  • Lead FX hedging process and analysis, ensure Otis NA is appropriately hedged
  • Assist in the collection of data for annual tax reporting deliverables
  • Research and provide guidance on technical accounting issues and policy
  • Lead process improvement initiatives through implementation
  • Participate in Accounting and Control Assessments and audits as requested
  • Interface with UTC, WHQ, Outsource Providers and Regional Offices
  • Other ad hoc reporting

Qualification:
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written and listening
  • Must enjoy working in a team environment, be able to multi-task, and possess a solid work ethic
  • Must be able to work additional hours as required due to time-sensitive deadlines

Competencies
  • Analytical thinking
    • Seeks out data from several sources and accurately evaluates both operating and customer requirements
    • Identifies patterns in conflicting information and events
    • Generates alternative solutions
  • Adaptability
    • Keeps control of one's own feelings and behavior in high pressure situations
    • Seeks and utilizes opportunities for continuous learning and self-development
  • Business Judgment
    • Judiciously weighs the pros and cons of various business alternatives
    • Accurately evaluates the implications of new information or events
    • Makes decisions that are relevant and timely; anticipates the internal and external implications of one's decisions
  • Communication Skills
    • Communicates a clear understanding of one's subject matter and offers informed positions
    • Conveys ideas confidently and succinctly
    • Delivers messages with personal energy, enthusiasm, and conviction
    • Uses appealing and persuasive arguments
    • Addresses issues of key importance to stakeholders
  • Teamwork
    • Respects individual differences and utilizes the diverse thinking and contributions of all
    • Works to get "buy-in" of individuals
    • Keeps people informed
    • Provides help to others and acts as a resource without removing responsibility
    • Displays organizational savvy; knows where to go to overcome barriers and to get the right people involved to solve problems

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree: Accounting or Business Administration
  • MBA or CPA is a plus
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of time

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

A little about us:
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways - a constant, reliable name for more than 160 years.

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