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Controls and Special Project Accountant (Senior Accountant)

Company: Penske
Location: Reading
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:



Position Summary:
Penske is seeking an ambitious Controls & Special Project Accountant to join our Controllership team. Penske is a leader in the transportation industry. We help move lives and businesses forward. The Controls & Special Project Accountant will provide support to various stakeholders in their assessment of the adequacy of the internal control environment and to improve operational efficiency. This role will support the Penske Finance community in their continued effort to identify, develop and implement the most efficient and effective processes, while maintaining strong internal controls. In addition, this position will participate in special projects.

Major Responsibilities:
Assist in the analysis of processes to identify key risks and provide support in assessing the adequacy of the control environment
Provide support to remediate internal control gaps
Assist in the identification and elimination of redundant internal controls and processes
Evaluate process performance to promote operational efficiency
Assist with quality assurance reviews on risk based account reconciliations
Drive process improvement throughout the organization
Build cooperative working relationships with stakeholders
Participate in special projects and other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:
3 years related experience and basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required
Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
CPA preferred
Experience in public accounting and internal controls preferred
Strong organization, attention to detail and analytical skills required
Strong communication skills required
Strong team player and self-driven individual
Strong time management skills for a fast-paced environment
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.

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