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Paccar | Renton, Washington
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Job Description


Position reports to the Information Technology Controller and is responsible for managing and performing a wide range of accounting functions with an emphasis on general accounting.  Responsibilities include month-end closing and reporting, forecasting and expense management. The ideal candidate will interact closely with various department managers within the Information Technology division and personnel throughout the Controllers' organization.


Manage:  Manage the day-to-day accounting functions related to general accounting, accounts receivable / payable, payroll and fixed assets. Recruit, supervise, mentor and motivate a staff of five.

Business Partner:  Actively engage with Operations personnel to improve processes, actively support the management team, serving as the Controller when the Controller is off-site. Work with Department Managers to ensure appropriate spending levels are achieved, offering alternatives to meet spending goals.

General Accounting:  Ensure timely and accurate completion of analytical reports and accounts reconciliations.  Prepare and review various management reports including reports containing global consolidated information.  Responsible for ensuring the accurate accounting and reporting including quarterly analysis prepared for PACCAR Corporate Consolidations.

Forecast:  Manage with the monthly forecasts including variance analysis. Facilitate the annual overhead budget process including presentation preparation to senior executive management.

Month-end:  Manage the month-end cycle by coordinating workflow, preparing and reviewing various journal entries, analyzing key accounts and reporting results to the financial reporting group. Review of department expenditures and the actual to budget comparison. Prepare executive financial comments.

Special Projects:  Assist with special projects including system implementations, initiating various process improvements utilizing Six Sigma tools, etc.


  • Excellent analytical and technical accounting skills required
  • Accomplished leadership and supervisory skills, emphasizing continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills required with the ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and changing priorities while meeting non-negotiable deadlines
  • Attention to detail with a "big picture" focus
  • Proficient computer skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access




  • BS/BA Accounting Degree required
  • CPA or MBA preferred



  • Minimum of eight plus years of relevant accounting experience with increasing responsibility required (SAP experience a plus).



Position is located in on PACCAR's Renton Campus.  Work requires frequent sitting and walking, and some travel to domestic and international locations. 

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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