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Payroll and Benefits Accounting Manager

Company: Praxair, Inc.
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

About Linde Gas US (LGUS) Shared Services:

Located in Tonawanda, New York, LGUS Accounting Shared Services provides financial services for a variety of businesses within the United States of America. LGUS Shared Services consists of Accounting Standards/Sarbanes Oxley, Export Compliance, Accounts Payable, Business Reporting, Capital Accounting, General Accounting, Payroll and Benefits Accounting, Customer Financial Services, and Financial Report and Analysis.


* Be the focal point for the general accounting support of the JD Edwards accounting system, including Chart of Accounts maintenance/reorganizations, system consolidation, system integrity and controls. * Provide accounting, analysis, and account reconciliations to support the assigned Business/Operational counterparts (Corporate Accounting, Corporate Tax, Regional Business Units) in accordance with company financial reporting policies and GAAP. This includes account analysis, reconciliations and general inquiries. * Responsible for accounting processes under Corporate Organizations - Royalty Accounting (monthly closing processes, quarterly invoices, annual confirmations) * Provide management support to the Payroll/Benefits team and related processes (review and approving check requests/stock issuances/wires/new vendor set-ups, account reconciliation review, review EPE analysis/reconciliation, assist in fielding requests from internal and external auditor for Union Health & Welfare/Pension audits) * Administration of the Financial Authorization System (FAS) * Responsible for audit coordination of the 401k plan filed with the SEC, and Pension Plan filed with the DOL. Assist in financial statement compilation / 5500 preparation. * Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required * CPA preferred * 5-7 years of public accounting and/or corporate accounting experience is required * 3 years of JD Edwards system experience preferred * Strong leadership skills and the ability to coach/mentor others required. Previous management experience preferred. * Strong attention to detail required * Ideal candidate will possess a strong sense of urgency and accountability * Ability to work cohesively with team members of various skill sets * Ability to problem solve and work independently * Demonstrate the ability to learn new processes and concepts quickly * Strong communication skills, able to explain complex accounting topics to those who do not share business background * Effectively prioritize competing tasks, and execute preparing key documents to meet reporting deadlines

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda , Payroll and Benefits Accounting Manager, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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