The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. The company was formed in 2006 with the merger of Harris Calorific, Inc., a manufacturer of gas welding and cutting equipment and gas regulation and distribution systems since 1905 , and the J.W. Harris Co., a manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables founded in 1914.

The Harris Products Group currently operates manufacturing facilities in Mason, Ohio, USA; Gainesville, Georgia, USA; Dzierzonow, Poland; and Maua, São Paulo, Brazil. Each is ISO 9001 certified for quality management systems.

Demonstrating a commitment to stewardship of the global environment, these facilities are also ISO 14001 certified for environmental management systems.


The Harris Products Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lincoln Electric Company, the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment.

Founded:  2006 Headquartered:  Mason, OH
Phone:  (513) 754-2000 Website:  www.harrisproductsgroup.com
Accounting Manager

Location: 4501 Quality Place
Mason, OH 45040
United States of America
Years of Experience: 2-5 Years
Department: Accounting Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Summary of the Position

Manage the accounting and financial processes to assure compliance with federal, state, GAAP, Corporate and Company standards.  The Finance Manager is responsible for supporting the Controller and Finance Director to carry out the responsibilities of the Finance/Accounting department.  Travel approximately 5-15% to other Harris locations to monitor financial controls and inventory accuracy.


Key Deliverables 

·       Timely and accurate submissions of all Financial Templates and requests to Corporate Financial Reporting

·       Account reconciliation review

·       Internal reporting of key metrics and business drivers

·       “Effective” Internal Audit Reports (SOX, FCPA)

·       “Effective” E&Y Audit Results

·       Monitoring of Control Structure

·       Monitoring of Corporate Compliance

·       Annual Budget

Key Accountability Metrics

  • Number of Re-submissions of Financial Templates or “Late” notices
  • Internal Audit report rating
  • E&Y Control Rating
  • Budget/Forecast Report Timeliness/Requirements
  • Monthly Internal Report Timeliness


Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Monthly Financial Reporting – 40%

Responsible to coordinate the monthly close for all domestic entities, submission of financials to Corporate Financial Reporting, supervise and review work of accounting staff including posting journal entries and reviewing account reconciliations.  In addition, this position is responsible for analyzing variances and communicating results. 

Internal Control/Compliance Environment – 20%

Implement controls in all domestic entities in adherence with Corporate Policies and ensure all required documentation reflects the current control environment. Assist with both internal and external auditors. Continually communicate any new Corporate Polices to both staff and other departments.

Supervisory Duties – 20%

Role is to perform normal supervisor duties of 3-4 accountants by setting objectives, clarifying expectations, providing feedback, training/coaching, disciplining and evaluating employees. Perform regular supervisor administrative duties such as documentation, review and approval of timesheets, absence requests, expenses and pay changes.  Assigns and supervises day-to-day work assignments.  Interview, hire, and terminate employees as necessary.

Budgeting & Forecasting – 15%

Coordinate annual budget preparation including Forecasts, EBITB scorecards, cost savings projects and various analysis and strategies to meet corporate targets and also communicate corporate targets to various levels of management.  Assist with monitoring various cost savings projects and Six Sigma.

Other – 5%

Coordinate assistance for various tax audits, physical inventories and cycle counts, fixed asset monitoring, ad hoc reports for management and other finance related tasks. Other duties to be assigned.


Works safely and supports safety within their team across the organization as required.


Education and/or Experience     

Required - Bachelor in accounting/finance and four years related professional experience and/or training. Some supervisory experience.

Preferred – CPA, MBA; SAP experience, and advanced Excel, PowerPoint, & Word.


Core Competencies required from Employees

Upgrades, Influences, Develops Talent – Creates a challenging environment that leverages Human Capital.

Maintains a Customer Focus – Demonstrating exceptional service to both internal and external customers giving high priority to understanding and satisfying the customer.

Takes Ownership – Demonstrates a continuous drive to achieve superior results and takes responsibility for those results.

Achieves Quality Results – Flawlessly executes on objectives to ensure the long- term success of the organization

Uses Sound Judgment / Integrity – Takes action that is well-reasoned, which represents the best interest of the business.


Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualities Required

Knowledge – Understanding of FASB standards, GAAP standards, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and or board of directors.                                

Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply mathematical concepts used for forecasting, budgeting, and calculating estimates. Ability to apply mathematical operations for margin and variance analysis, and return on investment.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in the mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Qualities - Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written; strong analytical skills, problem-solving ability, as well as strong project management, technical, leadership, delegation, detail-oriented, accuracy, honesty, integrity and people management skills.


Physical Demands of Position – See Physical Demands Form

Reasonable Accommodation -- The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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