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Sr. Accountant

Company:  Ball Corporation
Location: 

Queretaro, MX, 76120

Date:  Feb 6, 2021
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  5897

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Responsible for the integrity of the fixed assets records contained in the fixed asset system for Ball Corporation, wholly owned subsidiaries, and other joint ventures.   Ensures the Ball Packaging Operations fixed asset function meets Ball Corporation’s overall business plans and objectives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for your area of responsibility.
  2. Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.
  3. Coordinates and/or executes regularly scheduled plant fixed asset physical inventory counts in order to maintain consistency and accuracy of the ERP fixed asset module.
  4. Coordinates and executes the tagging of fixed assets, reconciliation and system entry for Ball Corporation locations in order to maintain consistency and accuracy of the ERP fixed asset module.
  5. Coordinates and executes activities associated with the ERP fixed asset module and advises and/or assists in its use as required.
  6. Coordinates and executes the inter-company transfer of assets and reconciles the corresponding journal entries and works with Corporate Tax to ensure they have the proper documentation.
  7. Assists all Ball Packaging Operations facilities with the maintenance of fixed asset records including capitalizations, disposals and transfers.
  8. Monitors surplus equipment program at outside contractor locations.  This program includes equipment sales to outside enterprises, as well as transfers to other Ball locations.
  9. Viewed as a subject matter expert on their accounting processes, and is able to work with Manager to provide assistance and resolution on accounting for new items and questions from multiple departments and levels. Perform data analysis as needed over project or fixed asset data.    
  10. Meets tight deadlines consistently and reliably, and is responsible for communicating any deadlines that may be missed to immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
  11. Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer, if applicable.
  12. Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  13. Establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence that will discourage third party interference.
  14. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company.  Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.
  15. Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.
  16. Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  17. It is the essential function of the job that the individual will not be a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves, others, or property.  Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
  18. While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 5 days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management.  Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

Position Specifications:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Broad training in a related professional field usually acquired through college level education and previous experience.
  • Job related experience for 5 years minimum.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:  fixed asset accounting principles (USGAAP, IFRS), practices, nomenclature and procedures, ERP Fixed Asset Module (SAP preferred), Advanced Excel, and MS Word.
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard fixed asset techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to work independently within parameters set by management.
  • Organizational.  Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make recommendations.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.

 

The level of these following skills will show the preferred level of seniority and added value we expect.

  • Communication.  Ability to communicate effectively, writes effectively, read, comprehend, and follow complicated verbal and written instructions.
  • Integrity and Trust.  Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Customer Focus.  Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Functional and Technical Skills.  Has the functional and/or technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Problem Solving.  Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answer.
  • Drive for Results.  Can be counted on to exceed expectations successfully; is constantly and consistently a good performer; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Priority Setting.  Spends his/her time and the time of others on what is important; quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
  • Composure.  Does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; does not show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
  • Informing.  Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.
  • Managing and Measuring Work.  Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.
  • Directing Others.  Is good at establishing clear directions; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue on work and results; manages all people equitably; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages and sexes; hires without regard to class; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in both office and manufacturing environments.
  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards including, but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires short-term domestic travel.  (5% travel) on regular basis.
  • This position regularly requires a high degree of mental effort due to considerable interruptions and/or frequent changes of activity or workloads during a typical working day.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veteran

 

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