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Detroit, MI, US, 48234

General Accountant


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the Plant Finance team, the General Accountant will be responsible for analyzing financials through collecting, monitoring, and studying data in addition to recommending actions. Ensure accuracy and integrity of the general ledger that supports the financial statements.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:                  


  • Perform daily invoicing and ensure data integrity including sales reconciliation to the general ledger
  • Analyze customer payment vs billing discrepancies including retroactive adjustments.
  • Monitor cash collection and work with Shared Services/Commercial Account Manager for past due collection
  • Work with Production and HR team to process and reconcile payroll for plant personnel
  • Process month-end journal entries and reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Assist with tracking and implementation of capital assets
  • Work with outside vendors/intercompany vendors on closing open balances and issuing payments
  • Respond to external and internal audits by ensuring that all accounting transactions and controls conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Responsible for various ad hoc requests/projects for Division and plant personnel.


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Preferred 3+ years of accounting experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Occasional extended work schedules assisting with financial reporting duties
  • Proven Analytical, Communications and Organizational skills
  • Must be able to communicate and work well with various departments
  • High attention to details


Bonus If You Have:

  • Experience with Hyperion HFM, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve or Equivalent.
  • Kronos Experience
  • Prior Automotive experience
  • SAP experience
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and reporting requirements



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit