• Senior Accountant

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    About the Company:
    Alta Equipment Company is one of the Great Lakes leading equipment dealers, offering a wide variety of products including gas and electric forklifts, a diverse line of construction equipment and materials handling products. Alta brings 34 years of experience in service efficiency and fleet management to its customer base, providing rapid response and innovative solutions. We are a growing, progressive, multi-location distributor with 22 locations and over 900 employees based in Michigan, Northern Indiana and Illinois. Our core commitment is to provide outstanding service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Alta’s Guiding Principles are that we Invest in the Best, we have a Passion for Excellence, we promote Mutual Respect, we are One Team, and we develop relationships that create Customers for Life.
    We offer an excellent benefit package that includes:
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield health with 3 PPO plans to choose from
    • Delta Dental
    • EyeMed voluntary vision
    • UNUM company paid life, short and long term disability insurances
    • Voluntary life and long term disability buy up
    • Legal and identity theft insurance
    • Flexible and health savings accounts
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid time off
    • 401(k) with company match


    We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our finance department and be responsible for major reporting and reconciliation duties for our company. This role will be responsible for producing accurate and timely financial statements to senior management and initially report directly to Alta’s Director of Financial Reporting.  We are looking for a professional with a high degree of interpersonal skills that has the attention to detail necessary to ensure accurate reporting in all areas.  This person is expected to become an expert as it relates to Alta’s ERP system so as to produce and deliver financial reports to decision makers internally and to Alta’s external partners (OEM partners, lenders, auditors, etc).  This person will be highly visible within Alta and have the opportunity to interact with executive management on a regular basis.  Tax reporting (sales and use, income, property, excise, etc.) experience is preferred but not necessary.



    • Execute the monthly financial close process, ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded/allocated, preparing and maintaining account balance reconciliations and journal entries (and supportive work papers), variance/trend analyses
    • Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of accounting processes and system changes
    • Participates in and supports external audits by preparing financial reports and scheduling general ledger accounts, providing information to and communicating with auditors.
    • Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices specifically as it relates to the company’s financial close and reporting processes
    • Lead and/or support the preparation of the company’s various tax filings (sales and use, property, income, etc.)
    • Troubleshoot and respond timely to accounting, tax, and systems related inquiries of operations personnel
    • Support the annual forecast process and work with Alta’s Director of Finance and CFO on an ad-hoc basis on various FP&A projects
    • Develop and produce repeatable and robust business intelligence reports on major KPIs for management review
    • Work closely with A/R and A/P teams as it relates to financial reporting issues



    Desired Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance
    • 3-10+ years’ experience in accounting/financial reporting in industry (public accounting experience not required)
    • Experience with computerized ledger systems and ERP platforms
    • Advanced/expert knowledge of Excel
    • Proven ability and desire to work effectively, delivering accurate results under tight deadlines, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, dynamic environment.
    • History of facilitating and/or support various external audits
    • Working knowledge of GAAP concepts and command of basic internal control processes
    • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with highly developed interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with high level of difficulty
    • The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his / her work product. The individual will work closely with all major functional leaders of the Company
    • PowerBI experience a positive but not a necessity
    • Results oriented and embraces the idea of continuous self-improvement and supporting teammates so as to make the team stronger
    Physical Demands/Work Environment:
    • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will use hands, sit, talk/hear; Occasionally will stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
    • Vision: Close vision, ability to adjust focus, ability to see color.
    • Lift and/or Move Functions: Occasionally will lift up to 25 pounds
    • Work Environment: Occasionally will work near moving mechanical parts


    Other Opportunities at Alta:
    Please visit our careers page at www.altaequipment.jobs to view other openings that may be of interest to you!
    • Job seekers only
    • Recruiting/staffing firms - please do not contact the company about this posting


    We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.


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