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Accounting Manager - PENA KS

REQ: REQ-138940 Finance

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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Essential Duties:

  • Manage daily accounting operations, ensuring there is a redundant process backup in place for every critical operation
  • Aid in designing, implementing, supporting, and monitoring corporate accounting policies and procedures.
  • Monitor emerging technology determining ways to automate the accounting process without sacrificing accuracy and accountability
  • Lead and develop process for reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts and maintain in a monthly basis.
  • Coordinate and supervise monthly financial close and in timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Develop monthly and quarterly accounting reports for the management and executive teams and develop business improvement plans as a result of data analytics
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budget and monthly forecasting processes.
  • Responsible for banking and foreign exchange transactions
  • Coordinate and support monthly financial close, cycle counts, and inventory audits
  • Reviews vendor invoices for payments of indirect materials, including research, correspondence, and follow-up of discrepancies
  • Monthly reconciliations of vendor statements vs. payables
  • Ability to identify issues and work within the finance team and other teams to resolve the issues
  • Assist auditors with any inquiries and samples
  • Be a business partner across multi-department teams and to senior management of the facility
  • Communicate effectively with fellow team members and members of other departments
  • Utilize established resources to complete work efficiently and effectively
  • Other various administrative support as needed

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Preferred:  Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or MBA

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in full cycle accounting
  • Fundamental understanding of general accounting principles and procedures
  • Demonstrated history of managing and influencing cross functional teams getting business results from those efforts
  • Advanced literacy with Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheets and database functions for tracking, variance analysis and reporting Knowledge of SAP, Oracle or another fully integrated ERP system
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Strong time management, organizational, analytical, problem solving and multi-tasking abilities
  • Capable of handling confidential information in a responsible manner
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager/controller

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with domestic and international teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)

Preferred License(s):

  • CPA

Preferred Certification(s):

  • None

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       75%
  • Walk:                                                   10%
  • Stand:                                                 10%
  • Lift:                                                        5%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                      Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Occasional


About Us:

Panasonic Energy is expanding to Kansas after demonstrating exceptional performance Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems. This role is located in De Soto, Kansas and is responsible for the next phase of Panasonic battery manufacturing for Tesla and Lucid.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. We continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy.

REQ: REQ-138940 Finance

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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