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Staff Accountant

Date: Jun 13, 2021

Location: Sterling Heights, MI, US, 48312

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.


The Staff Accountant is responsible for the general accounting and cost accounting functions of the business.  They must adhere to all public company standards including Sarbanes Oxley.  This role supports the manufacturing plants with capital expenditure analysis including calculating the project payback and the internal rate of return.  The Staff Accountant supports the accounts payable function in ensuring all documentation is included in every voucher package in accordance with JELD-WEN business controls.  The ability to interact and build relationships with each department in the business is essential to the success of the individual in this role.  The individual in this role must be able to work well under pressure and complete tasks with tight deadlines.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintains local fixed asset ledger system and posts monthly depreciation to local GL
  • Performs financial analysis for capital expenditure requests and submits them through the JELD-WEN CERF program with assistance of plant management
  • Ensures all expenses are posted within the correct accounting period through month end cutoff communication with all department managers
  • Review AP voucher packages to ensure proper general ledge coding and that all proper documentation is included in accordance with JELD-WEN business controls. 
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files and performs monthly account reconciliations
  • Act as a resource for all departments within the business to answer questions regarding JELD-WEN business controls and help maintain SOX compliance
  • Prepares and reviews cost and pricing reports/data and interprets results to senior management
  • Assist with internal and external audits by providing documentation and support


  • Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Work Environment

    This job operates in a combination of a professional office environment and manufacturing setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and printers/scanners. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. 


  • Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The job requires long periods of standing while teaching a class. This position is moderately active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. 


  • Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, 40 hours per week.


  • Travel
    Travel requirements for this position are less than 5%


  • Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Preferred at least 3 - 5 years of experience in accounting or finance
  • Basic knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley requirements


  • Preferred Education and Experience

  • 2 – 3 years of experience in a Manufacturing setting
  • ASC 360 PPE
  • ASC 842 Basic Leasing
  • IRS FAVR/Auto Program Personal Use
  • Additional Eligibility Qualifications



  • Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Detroit