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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Accountant I

Country/Region:  US

Tuscaloosa, AL, US

Req ID 64305 | Tuscaloosa, United States

About the Team: The ZF Tuscaloosa Finance team supports the Tuscaloosa plant by creating/preparing financial reports, forecasting financial metrics, explaining deviations from said forecasts, and analyzing data to identify areas of potential improvement. Based on these analyses, we work with all functions to implement positive changes and to understand significant deviations. 


What you can look forward to as an Accountant: 

  • Perform general accounting analysis to identify, analyze, and evaluate financial accounting data/accruals in the completion of month-end closing activities and related journal entries and perform Balance Sheet Reconciliation
  • Complete SAP uploads of financial statements and forecast data; evaluate and analyze financial results to identify issues or discrepancies and perform correcting journal entries as necessary and create accounting and costing views for material master data, standard costing runs/calculations, and cost collectors in SAP.
  • Execute accounting activities related to fixed asset capital management, such as capitalization, depreciation, creation of new asset numbers, and continuous improvement tracking; complete periodic analysis and reporting of key asset management data and metrics.
  • Complete self-billing process and payment postings.
  • Investigate discrepancies related to the analysis of customer payments (both current and retro).
  • Calculate and process vendor payments/deductions resulting from retroactive price changes to raw materials.
  • Facilitate AP process and ensure proper documentation is maintained for all payments.
  • Plan cost center budgets with departmental managers and work through staff as appropriate; complete monthly budget variance reports and review regularly with managers.
  • Support chargeback process for customer and supplier charges due to warranty, downtime, or related quality issues; work with quality and sales to ensure the overall accuracy and appropriate approval flow.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and KPIs to provide summarized analysis to senior management.
  • Analyze and prepare auditors' work papers for the annual audit and assist with annual report preparations.
  • Compile budgetary data and related information to assist with the development of business planning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Your Profile as an Accountant: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline
  • 2+ years of experience (including internship/co-op) as a financial analyst, general accountant, or comparable experience in a finance function
  • Familiarity with financial/controlling operations in the durable goods manufacturing industry typically associated with industry experience directly related to accounting, finance, or controlling
  • Working knowledge of ad-hoc financial analysis and the generation of monthly executive-level financial reports (e.g. profitability and forecasts)
  • Working knowledge of external financial standards/regulations IFRS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SAP
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management


Why you should choose ZF in Tuscaloosa, AL: 

  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

Find out how we work at ZF:

Nearest Major Market: Tuscaloosa

Job Segment: Accounting, Financial Analyst, Intern, SAP, ERP, Finance, Entry Level, Technology

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