GL Accounting Manager in Tampa, FL at Welbilt

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We value a strong work ethic and character. At Welbilt, we work hard to ensure that each of our employees has access to a supportive working environment which enables individuals to reach their potential, to be productive and to work to the best of their ability.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

The GL Accounting Manager will lead the General Ledger Accounting team to provide high-volume transactional accounting across multiple locations for a publicly traded company.  Position will be located in the Tampa (Carrollwood) area. The GL Accounting Manager will interact with multiple locations across the U.S. and internationally, so strong communication skills are a must.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Accounting, this position is based in Tampa, Florida*.

Major Accountability:

•        Supervise and direct general ledger accounting functions, including all balance sheet reconciliations;

•        Ensure accurate and timely monthly and year-end close, along with the timely reporting of all monthly financial information;

•        Investigate and resolve or escalate any non-standard GL transactions;

•        Business partner to manufacturing locations and provides monthly support/analysis/reporting;

•        Proactively identify areas for process improvement, standardization and automation;

•        Execute Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ensure KPI’s met, with a focus on customer service;

•        Ensure compliance to all relevant accounting policies and US GAAP;

•        Responsible for ensuring internal controls are in place according to Corporate/SOX requirements;

•        Manage and complete internal, external and tax/audit requests and analysis;

•        Prepare journal entries, account and balance sheet reconciliations as needed;

•        Handle ad hoc requests in a timely manner.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of responsibilities and duties that may be required of individuals in this classification.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

•        Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in accounting;

•        Bachelor’s degree in Accounting;

•        Must have a solid understanding of US GAAP;

•        Must have large ERP systems experience (Oracle a plus);

•        Experience in multi-location/manufacturing environment a plus;

•        Advanced proficiency with MS Excel to include VLOOKUPS and Pivot Tables;

•        Process improvement mentality (required);

•        Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment;

•        Public accounting experience a plus.

*Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).