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Powell Industries, Inc. Senior Accountant in Houston, Texas

Fiduciary - Maintain controls and procedures to ensure that company assets are properly recorded and protected.

Business partner - Provide financial reports to operations and financial management. Team with division management and staff to improve business processes, profitability, and working capital management.

* Responsible for multi-site inventories including engineered to order, stock, and cycle counts

* Review and post changes to excess and obsolete inventory reserve

* Review, research, and closing of discrete jobs

* Analyze and resolve root causes to inventory material variances

* Reconciles balance sheet accounts, including accounts of significant financial impact

* Prepares journal entries

* Assists with month-end close activities

* Prepares financial reports with accompanying analysis explaining variances from historical trends or expected results.

* Assists operations management in performing make/buy decisions or preparing business case financial evaluations required to obtain approval for purchasing fixed assets

* Analyzes manufacturing variances

* May have direct involvement in the POC/Completed Contract Revenue recognition process

* Assist with implementing and maintaining internal controls and procedures

* May assist in fixed asset physical inventory performed every 3 years

* May assist in performing periodic physical inventories or tracking cycle count effectiveness

* Assists in the development of standard labor and overhead rates.

* Assists in budgets and forecasts

* Ad hoc financial reporting

* Balances intercompany activity with other divisions

* Participates on cross-functional or financial process-improvement teams

* Bachelors degree in Accounting required.

* Minimum 2 years of accounting experience required, preferably in manufacturing and/or project environment

* Microsoft office software competence, especially excel and word

* Experience with an ERP system, Oracle preferred

* Honest, full and open disclosure

* Able to handle average and multiple tasks with limited direction

* Persistent and diligent with unquestionable integrity

* Detail and results oriented, excellent accuracy and commitment to meeting deadlines

* Analytical - macro (financial trends, comparisons, relationships)and micro (getting to "root cause")

* Good oral and written presentation skills, including organizing data in spreadsheets and graphs

* Accepts constructive feedback and strives for continuous improvement

* Professional curiosity