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Paccar | Auburn, Washington
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Job Description

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 200 company established in 1905. PACCAR is a global industry leader in the design and manufacture of premium quality commercial vehicles and engines.  PACCAR commercial vehicles are sold worldwide under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. PACCAR distributes aftermarket truck parts to its dealers through a worldwide network of Parts Distribution Centers.  Finance and leasing subsidiaries facilitate the sale of PACCAR products in many countries worldwide. PACCAR manufactures and markets industrial winches under the Braden, Carco and Gearmatic nameplates.  PACCAR maintains exceptionally high standards of quality for all of its products; they are well engineered, highly customized for specific applications and sell in the premium segments of their markets where they have a reputation for superior performance and pride of ownership.

Division Information

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquarted in Algona, WA.  Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of commercial vehicle parts and components sold under the Kenworth and Peterbilt brands.  For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company's truck divisions and PACCAR Parts distribution centers with high quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services.  Dynacraft has production facilities in Algona, WA, Louisville, KY and Plano, TX. 

Requisition Summary

The General Accountant position will provide the ideal candidate the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with exposure to several aspects of the company. The position will provide increasing levels of responsibility and the opportunity to gain exposure to management, including the Controller, General Manager, Operations Managers and other department managers. The position is directly involved in implementing various SAP functionality related to Accounts Payable processing.  The position contains a high potential for growth and requires an individual that will take initiative and be a self-starter. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Actively involved in various month-end financial close processes, including journal entries and general ledger account reconciliations
  • Perform financial analysis, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Lead team oriented projects to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements
  • Implement SAP functionality related to Accounts Payable processes
  • Accounts Payable functions, including coding, 3-way match, and posting
  • Manage supplier EDI accounting transactions
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research, and make corrections of discrepancies
  • Work with commodity managers to research pricing discrepancies/prepare pricing settlements
  • Work directly with PACCAR suppliers to maintain positive relationships
  • Accounts Payable related research and issue resolution
  • Prepare various schedules for monthly management reports
  • Participate in year-end closing activities as assigned
  • Special projects as assigned by the Accounts Payable Supervisor and/or Controller
  • Provide accounting support for operations


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good understanding of accounting concepts
  • Intermediate MS Excel (charts, pivot tables, vlookups, etc) and Access skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Deadline oriented and ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to research and problem solve
  • Positive attitude and “can-do” approach to issue resolution


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Customer service oriented
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with co-workers and others
  • Desire to develop leadership and technical skills; pursue advancement opportunities within the company
  • CPA eligible/working towards CPA certification desired

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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