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Manager Corporate Accounting

Date: Aug 18, 2022

Location: Portland, OR, United States

Company: Oregon Tool

Work Location: Portland, Oregon

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our Team Members, Oregon Tool is requiring that all new hires, except hourly production/warehouse positions, have started their vaccination process or are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of work. 


At Oregon Tool, it is our goal to create, cultivate and sustain a global, inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and customers. Oregon Tool invites and encourages applications from all skilled individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company #SharperTogether. 


Job Overview: 

The Corporate Accounting Manager is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the general ledger and other accounting records of the Company. In support of this directive, this individual will lead the Portland-based General Accounting and AP teams. Additionally, this individual will provide technical instruction to and oversight of global accounting teams supporting the various reporting units around the world. This individual also assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of corporate accounting policies. The Corporate Accounting Manager is also tasked with maintaining a strong internal control environment by helping design, implement, and assess ongoing operating effectiveness of internal controls.


Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To: 

  • Manage the maintenance of the general ledger for Portland-based operations
  • Organize staff and determine objectives, assignments, and priorities
  • Supervise staff in the performance of their duties, including review of analyses and work product
  • Review journal entries for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare key analyses and memorandums as needed to support the Company’s accounting treatment for complex transactions
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors as needed and provide Company prepared documentation as requested
  • Work to continuously improve business processes
  • Maintain the Company’s accounting policy documentation and communicate updates to the global Finance team
  • Develop new policies and updates to existing policies; deploy and ensure global compliance
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Ensure that important accounting information is provided to management in a clear manner and on a timely basis
  • Key Member of Internal Control Oversight Team
  • Review, resolve conflicts, and approve SAP user access requests through the GRC system to ensure proper segregation of duties
  • Perform key internal accounting controls including select mitigating controls
  • Supervise the Accounts Payable Manager and function to ensure that vendors are paid the correct amounts and at the appropriate time
  • Work to continuously improve transaction processing and other aspects of these functions



  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Accounting or Finance required. 
  • CPA or equivalent professional credential is preferred


Qualifications & Skills Required:  

  • Minimum 6 years of progressive accounting experience, preferably with experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated leadership through the ability to coach and develop staff prepare them for greater responsibilities; previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP and accounting practices and processes
  • Knowledge of internal accounting controls
  • Understanding of the full accounting cycle
  • Ability to work autonomously and think critically; analyze, interpret, and communicate financial results
  • Solve problems analytically; when making decisions, search out relevant information and gauge its importance within the context of the broader business needs
  • Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance
  • Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)


Featured Benefits:  

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits available on day one (no waiting period)  

  • One paid Community Involvement Day available per calendar year  

  • Tuition reimbursement  

  • Earn up to 120 hours vacation during your first year of service

  • Global company with small company feel  

  • Casual work attire  

  • Onsite Fitness center 

  • Public Transit access 

  • 401k matching (100% of first 3%, 50% of next 3% = 4.5% match on 6% contribution)  


About Oregon Tool   

At Oregon Tool, we are a passionate group of people dedicated to a spirit of innovation and outside the box thinking to create the world’s most efficient cutting tools and products. We believe in inspiring, listening, learning, and rolling up our sleeves to “get to work” together. Our purpose goes beyond the products we make. We are devoted to positively impacting people, communities, and landscapes around the world. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and implementing sustainable practices to help reverse the impacts of the global climate crisis. We are built on a pioneering spirit and believe in leading with humility, global stewardship, and owning it day in and day out. We know what it takes to get the job done, and we know our people is the way it happens.  


Come grow with us and help us be #SharperTogether   


At Oregon Tool it is our responsibility to help maintain the health and safety of our team members and the communities we operate within. We’re taking a people first approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, and by following best practice guidelines we are thoughtfully operating each of our locations.  


Oregon Tool will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. It is the policy of Oregon Tool to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law.  


During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g., date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.