Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Staff Accountant in Norwood, Massachusetts

Staff Accountant at ITW

Job Description

Staff Accountant

Instron® is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems. Instron is a clear global leader in materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development. This position is based at Instron’s Electro-Mechanical equipment division located in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Position Summary

A key member of Instron’s accounting team responsible for the following:

  • Maintains General Ledger and insures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This is to includes the monthly allocation process, balancing of all trial balances, GL account analysis, providing data for commission calculations and all respective supporting entries required to the GL.

  • Provides accounting support for accounts payable, billing and general ledger reporting.

  • Responsible for the completion of the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements as well as other ad-hoc requests.

  • Provides business team leaders with financial support.

  • Prepares monthly reports of financial results for local management. These reports generally compare actual performance to plan, forecast and/or prior period.

  • Creates, maintains, and oversees the financial reports in the ERP system used in the review and completion of ITW reporting.

Job Requirements


  • BS/BA in Accounting/Finance combined with some relevant accounting experience.

  • Must possess key leadership qualities, including flexibility, reliability, self-starter and effective team player and communicator.

  • A positive attitude focused on understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of our customers, both internal and external to the department and company.

  • Interpersonal skills needed to deal effectively with suppliers and company personnel in resolving discrepancies and disputes.

  • Strong analytical skills, detail oriented with an aptitude to work quickly and accurately.

  • Familiarity with the COGNOS and / or Hyperion accounting software used for consolidating and reporting financial results would be a plus.

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic team where you can make a significant impact immediately. Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program. Qualified applicants should send a resume, indicating salary requirements to [Click Here To Join] (job code AC43).

Instron is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.