Senior Accountant - HYBRID WORK SCHEDULE

Wabtec Corporation

Buffalo Grove, IL


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

*This role can be permitted to work with a Hybrid Schedule. Expectations are to work remotely 2 days per week. Onsite days are expected 3 days per week.


  • The Senior Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller. The Senior Accountant contributes to the ongoing improvement of accounting systems, policies, and procedures. This position supports the department through the collection, processing, recording, reconciliation and reporting of financial data, verifying the validity and completeness of source documentation.  The position also supports cross-training efforts within the department while adhering to internal controls and SOX.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile bank accounts and intercompany accounts

  • Follow up on account reconciliation or journal entry variances

  • Research and correct/recommend resolution transactions to resolve accounting variances

  • Review and audit expense reports adhering to company policies

  • Record journal entries timely and accurately in accordance with GAAP

  • Setup supplier record banking for disbursements

  • Assist in preparation of external audit schedules and internal financial reporting

  • Follow internal controls and assist in SOX compliance testing

  • Provide support to internal customers as needs arise, including ad-hoc financial analysis, and special projects

  • Document policies, procedures, and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility

  • Cross train with other positions within the department as needed

Minimum Qualifications****:  

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in accounting
  • Accounting Degree or equivalent experience in a diverse manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Power BI, Power Query
  • Experience with fully integrated ERP systems -  (Oracle R12 a plus)
  • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills –Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint 
  • Ability to prepare spreadsheets demonstrating financial acumen and visual appeal
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and confidentiality
  • A sense of urgency with the ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines
  • Adherence to policies, procedures, and knowledge of GAAP
  • Be accountable for work, make suggestions for process improvements and function as a team player
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently to accomplish objectives and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexible and adaptable, with a hands-on, rollup the sleeves attitude
  • Interface with all levels of management, as needed

Wabtec provides a competitive total compensation package that includes a comprehensive employee benefits program.

Wabtec also contributes Annual and Matching contributions to your 401(k) account to help your savings grow. Each pay period, Wabtec will match 100% of your contribution up to a maximum of 3% of your eligible compensation. Wabtec also will make an Annual Contribution of 3% of your compensation, whether or not you contribute your own funds to the Savings Plan. That’s a total of 6% of your annual compensation in Company-provided contributions!

12 paid holidays

Unlimited time off (in accordance with your leader)


Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.