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Paccar | Renton, Washington
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Job Description

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business. 
Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information


PACCAR Parts operates a network of parts distribution centers offering aftermarket support to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers and customers around the world. Aftermarket support includes customer call centers operating 24 hours a day throughout the year and technologically advanced systems to enhance inventory control and expedite order processing.

Requisition Summary

The Cost Accounting Manager is reponsible for leading the PACCAR Parts North American Cost Accounting Team in performing a wide range of accounting functions for the truck after-market organization with emphasis on cost accounting, inventory control/reporting, and month-end closing.  The scope includes US, Canada and Mexico.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Supervise, mentor and develop a staff of 5 located at the Division Offices.
  • Manage the day-to-day and month-end activities of the Cost Accounting team to ensure the preparation of timely, accurate and meaningful financial information. This includes US, Canada and Mexico consolidated financial information.
  • Analyze and review reserves and other accounts to ensure balances reflect requirements appropriately
  • Lead continuous process improvement efforts in Cost Accounting.
  • Assists in the coordination of quarterly and year-end 10Q, 10K and tax schedules. Also provides support for internal and external auditors.
  • Work as a business partner with Sales, Marketing and Operations to prepare the sales/margin forecast and drive profitable growth for PPD.
  • Maintains effective communication as a member of the management team.



  • Bachelors degree in Accounting required
  • CPA/MBA preferred
  • 7+ years of progressive accounting experience with increasing responsibility
  • Cost accounting related experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory and strong leadership experience
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and attention to detail with a "big picture" focus
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Requires strong PC skills with Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint
  • Must be able to travel periodically within the US and internationally
  • Understanding of US GAAP
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

About Paccar

PACCAR Inc, operates through two segments: design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket distribution of parts, and finance and leasing services provided to customers and dealers. The Company's finance and leasing activities are principally related to Company products and associated equipment. Other manufactured products include industrial winches. The Company and its subsidiaries design and manufacture heavy-duty diesel trucks, which are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The Truck and Other businesses include a division of the Company, which manufactures industrial winches in two United States plants and markets them under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. In North America, Australia and 16 European countries, the Company provides financing and leasing arrangements, principally for its manufactured trucks, through wholly owned finance companies operating under the PACCAR Financial trade name. (Source: 10-K)

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