Staff Accountant


Kent, WA, US, 98032

Company:  9025-Spencer Fluid Power, Inc

We are seeking a skilled Staff Accountant to join the Spencer Fluid Power Group, an Applied Industrial Technologies company. This is an integral position in the finance department and will be responsible for creating and maintaining accurate and timely financial records for the organization. This position offers internal growth potential as well as professional development.


•    Manage the full cycle accounting including prepare and post all journal entries, month-end close and financial reporting for multi-company department and assure all corporate deadlines are met
•    Bank reconciliations for deposit and disbursement accounts
•    Prepare Monthly sales tax returns and manage sales tax external audits
•    Prepare inter-company transaction reconciliations
•    Prepare sales commission detail documentation for payments
•    Prepare monthly recurring journal entry posting and reconcile key balance sheet accounts for accuracy and validity
•    Post and maintain vendor rebates and vendor credit reviews of asset rebates
•    Provide information for corporate internal and external audits as required
•    Work with Branch Management to ensure accuracy and timeliness of month-end information
•    Daily review of subledger to G/L system balancing reports
•    Maintain fixed asset records and yearly physical audit of assets
•    Job costing analysis

•    2+ yrs Accounting experience
•    Computer skills including Excel to include pivot tables & macros
•    ERP experience preferred
•    Problem solving, results oriented.
•    Analytical skills demonstrating consistent logic, rationality and objectivity in decision making.
•    BA degree with Accounting emphasis
•    Distribution or retail experience preferred 
•    SOX compliance and/or audit experience a plus 
•    Multi-state sales tax experience a plus

Great work environment -- we foster an upbeat and positive culture, and this service center is a high performing center staffed by a team that works hard and enjoys achieving success together. We are currently pursuing initiatives to take advantage of untapped opportunities, and you'll play a role in taking the center to the next level of performance. 

Stability and values -- at Applied, our core values (Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Openness, Quality Dedication, Promise Keeping, Personal Mastery) are more than just words on paper; they are embraced throughout the company. We also enjoy a robust financial picture. For example, our fiscal year ended June 30, 2008 with record breaking sales in excess of $3.3 billion.

Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, a 401(k) plan with company match, product discounts, and more.

Recognition – For the fifth consecutive year, Applied Industrial Technologies has been named as one of the best big employers to work for by Forbes Magazine.


As the world’s largest fluid power distributor, the Applied Fluid Power® network of companies provide dedicated fluid power support and custom designed solutions that meet customer performance goals and keep industry running. Capabilities include system integration, manifold design, machining and assembly, electronic controls, fabrication, fluid filtration, programming, high speed hose assembly, engineering, repair services, and more. Additionally, Applied Fluid Power® has one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics to assist with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting, and other custom requirements.

Applied Fluid Power® is a part of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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