MSA Safety

Intermediate Accountant

Job Location(s) US-PA-Cranberry Twp
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/5/2017 12:53 PM)
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We’re looking for a dynamic Accountant with strong analytical abilities to join our team.  Reporting to the Finance Shared Service Manager Pacific Area Region, you will provide support and assist in all aspects of financial accounting and reporting, ensuring the correct recording of all assets & liabilities and costs & revenues and maintaining a complete set of records to comply with both internal and statutory reporting requirements.  Build a Rewarding Career and Help Make the World Safer, One Person at a Time.


Description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare, document, and maintain GL monthly journal entries according to monthly cut-off check list, prepare monthly financial statements according to MSA policy.
  • Fixed asset accounting (PPE additions, depreciation runs, US GAAP adj to statutory law for depreciation methods, inventory stock take.)
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled and documented according to Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements.
  • Complete monthly intercompany account reconciliations and revaluations; maintains intercompany accruals when needed.
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities (fast close.)
  • Prepare monthly reports, quarterly and year-end packages.
  • Support team lead for year-end audits and prepare year-end audit files. Collect required information with regard to form sheets.
  • Collect requested amendments and handle the SAP update.
  • Willingness to travel 10% internationally.




Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Thorough understanding of financial analysis with strong analytical abilities
  • Creative problem solving and ability to generate high quality innovative solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and team building skills
  • Seeks feedback to improve skills, knowledge and performance
  • Familiar with accounting concepts with accounting information systems


  • SAP B1 experience
  • Ability to read and analyze data and offer consistent recommendations for problem resolutions

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related discipline
  • 2 years of relevant work experience.


  • CPA
  • ACA
  • ACCA
  • CIMA



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