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Accounting Manager

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Akron
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

If you're looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you've found it. Whether you're an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.


Gast Manufacturing is seeking to hire an Accounting Manager at our Global Headquarters located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This rewarding role has the opportunity to work closely with business leadership to provide impactful financial information and drive business performance. Gast Manufacturing plays a leading role in critical pneumatic applications across healthcare, environmental and industrial markets and is well-positioned for growth.

The Accounting Manager will focus on Financial Reporting and General Accounting as an onsite Manager. They will be the go-to person for financial accounting within Gast; an IDEX Corporation company. This person will report directly to the Gast Finance Director in Benton Harbor MI and will lead the accounts receivable and accounts payables teams.


  • Ensure all financial monthly/quarterly financial statements, reports, and account reconciliations are prepared accurately, completely, and on-time
  • Adhere to IDEX internal policies, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Manage the audit processes and serve as the local Audit Leader. Supports and coordinates all internal, external, and SOX audit activity
  • Support Payroll Process, in coordination with internal and external partners
  • Manage team of employees responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, journal entries, and account reconciliations.
  • Assist with the coordination of the annual operating plan, including uploads and cost center details.
  • Assist with the organization and running of the annual physical inventory process.
  • Prepare and manage fixed asset accounting process
  • Responsible for the implementation and review of robust internal controls, monitoring compliance, and for the maintenance of adequate documentation compliant with SOX and IDEX Corp Policies
  • Other duties, as assigned


    • Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 5 - 7 years related accounting experience
    • Solid working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SOX
    • Experience working with and leading cross functional teams
    • Supervisory experience and/or project leadership skills
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills; ability to interact clearly and confidently with all levels in the organization and with external sales representatives, customers, vendors, and others as required
    • High level of integrity and ethical standards
    • Strong work ethic with a curious and resilient nature
    • Strong leadership and team building and talent development skills and a sense of urgency
    • JD Edwards experience preferred; advanced Excel skills required
    • OneStream experience is ideal
    • Continuous Improvement Experience (Six Sigma, TPM, Kaizen/Rapid Improvement Events) is preferable


      Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the Director of Finance and Business Unit Senior Managers. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork, and professionalism.

      • Ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization.
      • Clear, precise communication skills.
      • Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather, analyze and present data.
        • Ability to organize multiple responsibilities and deliver results in an accurate and timely manner while adapting to changes in priorities.
        • Ability to influence and strategically partner with individuals of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the organization.
        • Detail and process-oriented.
        • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
        • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow-up skills.

          Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

          IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

          Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at lfcareers@idexcorp.com for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

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