Senior Accountant

Finance | Cheektowaga, NY, United States
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We’re Hiring for a Senior Accountant!  


If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!


THE ROLE: The Senior Accountant will be responsible for performing day-to-day operations activities for sites in financial aspects as well as serving as a business partner and member. In this role, the incumbent will also position themselves as a key contributor to AWS success, this includes supporting month end close, inventory accounting, early identification of cost variances and for recommendation and implementation of plans to reduce or eliminate waste as well as regular monitoring of the health of the company. We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.   


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

  • Assist in monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing activities in strict adherence to close schedule.
  • Statutory Reporting
  • Cost Accounting functions for the sites
  • Inventory Accounting functions for the sites
  • Serve as business partner to support AWS initiatives and make recommendations concerning business operations and resource allocation to improve financial performance and support operational excellence.
  • Ensures integrity of all compliance, internal and external reporting and coordination with VC and Xylem financial organizations and in line with US-GAAP and Local-GAAP and local legal requirements.  
  • Ensure functional objectives, operating policies and procedures, and SOX compliance needs are met.
  • Drive continuous improvement in terms of cost of finance as well as performance level.  Meet yearly budget/forecast goals in quantitative measures.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities



  • BS/BA Accounting or Finance.  MBA or relevant advanced degree highly preferred.
  • 3+ years' relevant financial experience, with cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment, including general and operational accounting, cost accounting, and day-to-day operational support.
  • Must have strong communication, organizational and analytical skills with strong proficiency in MS Office.
  • Knowledge in US-GAAP
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Planning and preparation
  • Proactive basis communication
  • Sense of urgency towards meeting deadlines and resolving open issues is key.
  • Minimal travel to each site is required.
  • This role is viewed as a key pipeline role and the successful candidate must have the interest and ability to relocate in the future.
  • Candidate should be a self-starter and highly motivated. Motivation to grow within Xylem is a must. 
  • Strong ethical standards are expected.

At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors. 


Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.


Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.

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