Cummins Inc. Senior Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Accountant


Responsible for most complex activities associated with general ledger, financial/operating reports, and/or budget.

Performs complex duties related to preparation and analysis of financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy.

Compiles, consolidates, and conducts complex analysis of accounting and financial information.

Prepares balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports.

Conducts research and analysis on complex issues, and prepares strategic recommendations to management based on analysis.

Identifies control weaknesses, communications to management, and operates in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.

Makes appropriate journal entries to general ledger.

Leads monthly and annual reconciliations and close activities for assigned accounts.

Coaches less experienced Accountants.




Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Progress toward Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification preferred.


Intermediate level of relevant professional work experience in the field of study required.


  • Review P/L's during close and perform variance analysis

  • Prepare trend reports for analysis by management

  • Manage fixed assets

  • Perform expense and margin analysis to identify issues and opportunities to reduce costs

  • Work with Internal Controls manager to strengthen or initiate required internal controls measures

  • Act as admin/super user for several systems used by the Accounting function

  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations

  • Work independently and lead teams on various ad hoc projects

  • Deep-Dive processes and drive improvement and automation initiatives

  • Perform Revenue Recognition Audits to ensure compliance

  • Lead Projects from the Finance perspective


  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and internal controls compliance

  • Very strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Access skills (Vlookup, Hlookup, Sumif, Sumifs, Pivot Table , etc.)

  • Desire to fully understand legacy ERP system, its effects on the financial statements, and its transaction flows

  • Ability to identify and gather relevant information, understand and evaluate numerical data, tables, perform calculations, make comparisons, identify key issue/relationships and turn financial data into meaningful analysis

  • Strong desire to identify cause and effect relationships with a continuous process improvement mindset

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Process improvement oriented

  • Attention to details

  • Customer-focused

  • Well-organized and effective time management

  • Ability to multitask, be flexible, and prioritize their work plan

  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines

  • Ability to self-manage

  • Experience in leading and implementing projects from the Accounting perspective.


Primary Location United States-Georgia-Atlanta-US, GA, Atlanta, Cummins Power South HQ-Whse-Coach

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting May 9, 2017, 11:53:00 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1700022W