Staff Accountant

Date: Apr 16, 2021

Location: Madison, IN, US, 47250

Company: Dover Corporation

Part of Dover Corporation’s Engineered Systems segment, Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. VSG comprises 13 major vehicle lifting, wheel service, diagnostic and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift®, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Ravaglioli, Hanmecson®, Revolution®, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Sirio.

POSITION TITLE: Staff Accountant

SUMMARY: This position will work with business and functional leaders to continually improve operational reporting and support better decision making, accountability, and efficiency. Financial analysis is a key requirement that will require a high degree of judgement and a technical thought process.  Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is required to assess accuracy and integrity of transactions affecting the general ledger.  Tasks will include preparation of journal entries and analysis of transactions, monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, compliance with SOX, and assistance with audits.  The position will apply technical accounting expertise to gather data and provide analysis and research.   The role will include both transactional and analytical assignments including managing various ledger balances and recording of accruals. There will be team projects and interfacing with outside business partners.


COMPANY OVERVIEW:  Dover’s Vehicle Service Group is the global leader in designing and manufacturing vehicle service, collision and automotive OEM equipment. It is one of the founding companies of Dover Corporation, an eight billion dollar diversified global manufacturer. VSG consists of fifteen leading vehicle lifting brands (Rotary, Forward, Blitz, Ravaglioli etc.), collision repair (Chief), wheel services, diagnostics (Butler, Rotary, Chief and Ravaglioli) and tier-one automotive brands (WARN Automotive) with operations worldwide, including regional business operation centers and large manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.




Maintain the sales tax tables in our ERP system and prepare the monthly file for our outside sales tax return processor. Oversee discrepancy resolution with State tax entities.

Participate in the monthly closing including closing journal entries and sub ledger reconciliations done timely and accurately and in accordance to GAAP.  This includes variance analysis and interpretation of financial results for specific accounts. Coordinate and communicate financial results up and down the organization. Prepare and distribute various standard month end reports.

Take an active role in communicating business results for the assigned accounts and be willing to take on ad hoc analytical projects to improve business performance. This includes preparation and distribution of the transactional database.

Liaise with the company’s lease accounting department to maintain our active leases within the system and prepare the month end lease entry. Submit data to the parent company risk department for insurance coverages.

Act as back up to the freight payables process, including recording of accruals and processing weekly freight payments, understanding the expenses and working with the logistics team for ad-hoc reporting.

Perform general accounting duties of various accounts, including pre-paids, sales tax accounts, company credit card accounts, miscellaneous rebates, royalties and discretionary month end accruals.  Take ownership of assigned accounts and identify issues and report to management any concerns that could affect the integrity of the financial statements. Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations.



  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2+ years working in an accounting position
  • Manufacturing accounting experience
  • Proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and Windows is required
  • Self-starter and proactive
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and use own initiatives


  • Accounting experience in a US publicly traded company
  • SOX exposure
  • Knowledge of state sales taxes
  • ERP Experience (AS400, Oracle, etc.)


KEY COMPETENCIES:                                               

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data
  • Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations;
  • Accountability - Accepts responsibility and accountability for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description; Demonstrates a sound balance between quality and quantity of work while maintaining a sense of urgency toward completion.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings.
  • Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Ethics & Work Standards - Maintains the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in subordinates, business partners, and vendors.


Equal Opportunity Employer


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Indiana : Madison

Sub Division : VSG NSA

Job Requisition ID : 36105

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour

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