Rockford, IL  / Loves Park, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description


Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

  • All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity
  • 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity
  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
  • 11 paid holidays, including floating holidays
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Member referral bonus
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
  • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
  • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're an Accountant, we have an exciting opportunity for you. This position reports to a leader within the Finance organization. The key purpose of this position is to provide financial accounting support in accordance with applicable regulatory and statutory requirements, Woodward policies and procedures, and standards of internal control. This position requires moderate supervision. This position will involve a significant amount of interaction with internal customers and a moderate amount of direct interaction with external customers.

What's In It For You

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members" and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and socially responsible environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

What you will be doing

  • Understands and applies general accounting principles to transactions as needed to ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Plays a significant role in month-end General Ledger close process, including creation and posting of journal entries, driving achievement of deadlines, and identifying requirements necessary for US GAAP and local statutory reporting.
  • Provides ad-hoc and period-end financial analysis for areas of responsibility.
  • Runs standard reports (General Ledger, BPC, Business System) to facilitate reporting and analysis. Creates new reports or works with IT to develop and improve existing reports as needed to facilitate reporting and analysis.
  • Maintains schedules, templates, subsidiary ledgers, worksheets or other documents on an ongoing basis in order to ensure timeliness, consistency and accuracy of reported items.
  • May support electronic cash transfer and payroll processes.
  • Performs reconciliation of general ledger account balances to supporting detail data on a monthly or quarterly basis in order to ensure the accuracy, validity and completeness of reported account balances. Applies appropriate disposition to reconciling items in a timely manner, or solicits help in doing so.
  • Ability to identify process inefficiencies and other opportunities for improvements. Participates in process improvement projects as needed to help achieve lean process objectives.
  • Participates in special projects as a functional expert.
  • Represents finance in meetings with other functional areas, consulting with supervisor and obtaining approval to act as needed.
  • Provides consultation regarding accounting theory and internal controls to Finance's customers.
  • Prepares financial presentation material for monthly Extended Leadership Team meetings, including analysis notes.
  • Perform ssales tax, use tax, VAT or other statutorily required tax analysis and prepares required reporting as needed.
  • Reviews contracts and provides documentation of issues, after consultation with Sr. Accountant or Controller, in accordance with Finance Policy.
  • Supports internal and external audit requests for areas of responsibility.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley process owner for areas of responsibility.
  • Power user for selected ERP modules related to areas of responsibility.


What We Are Looking For

  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Visio, core ERP System, General Ledger, etc.
  • Ability to successfully apply accounting theory to situations and transactions to ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and excels in communicating with individuals and groups.
  • International Locations: Ability to communicate well in English, both in written and verbal forms.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete small projects.
  • Applies sound logic to problem solving.
  • Recognizes problems which are beyond capabilities and seeks out appropriate experts and/or resources.
  • Ability to prioritize assigned responsibilities.
  • Able to identify and drive process improvements.
Education or Formal Training:
  • Domestic - Bachelors degree in Accounting required.
  • Masters degree desired.
  • International - Bachelors, Professional or University degree required.
  • Post graduate or Masters degree desired.
  • Professional certification e.g. - CPA, CMA, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered Accountant, or equivalent desired.
Experience Required:
  • Minimum 3 years related experience
  • Experience working at a global company preferred
    Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Job General Accounting
Primary Location United States-Illinois-Rockford, Rock Cut Campus
Organization Woodward
Schedule FULL TIME
Shift 1st Shift / Day Job


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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