Sr. Accountant, External Reporting in New Port Richey, FL at Welbilt

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

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Job Description

Advance your career with our team! 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 Sr. Accountant, External Reporting has direct responsibility for all aspects of the Company's external reporting process with the SEC and other governmental bodies, including but not limited to  Forms 10K, 10Q, 8K (including earnings releases) and 11K filings. This role works closely with other stakeholders and functions within Welbilt, Inc.  as well as third-party specialists to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial statements and related  disclosures. This role will also perform technical accounting research and prepare position papers on an ad hoc basis for technical issues affecting the Company.

Reporting directly to the Manager External Reporting, this position is based in New Port Richey, Florida*.

Major Accountability:

  • SEC Reporting - responsible for all external filings including initial preparation, tie-out validation procedures and XBRL management.

  • Technical accounting research/documentation for matters and/or disclosure changes impacting the business.

  • Completion of government surveys, which includes collection and analysis of economic and geographic data.


Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Company's periodic external SEC filings, including but not limited to the preparation and filing in accordance with SEC requirements and other regulatory and governmental filing requirements on a recurring  basis (Forms 10K, 10Q, 8K, 11K or others as required by business needs).

  • Solicit, analyze and maintain supporting documentation for disclosures included in external reporting documents.

  • Perform tie-out validation procedures and maintain supporting documentation on other externally released financial information including, but not limited to, annual proxy, investor presentations, earnings releases, etc.

  • Perform XBRL tagging procedures, facilitate review of tag selections and tie-out all filings to support the appropriate tagging application as well as  monitor and update tags for taxonomy updates.

  • Collect, analyze, prepare and submit governmental survey information on an ad hoc basis.

  • Assist in the facilitation of the external audit process.

  • Prepare quarterly/annual calculations of basic and diluted earnings per share and budget/forecast weighted average share projections.

  • Prepare schedules and other documentation in accordance with the Company's  internal controls, quarterly financial close process, disclosure checklist and the quarterly and annual SEC reporting calendar.

  • Provide assistance/support to other areas within the accounting/finance group and other ad hoc project work, as requested.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 3 years of experience required

  • CPA required.

  • Public Accounting experience; preferably at a Big 4 Public Accounting firm (mix of public and industry experience preferred)

  • Positive attitude and dependable team player with strong attention to detail.

  • Inquisitive mind with ability to learn, build knowledge, ask questions, challenge the status quo and be accountable for their own work.

  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail with ability to identify issues and propose solutions to complex or non-standard situations.

  • Ability to effectively work with and create effective partnerships with employees at all levels within the Company.

  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic business and work environment and manage multiple priorities.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making skills.

  • Highly motivated, career oriented and self-directed personality.

  • Ability to provide work across multiple initiatives or projects from inception to conclusion with proactive task management.

  • Highly effective communication skills (verbal, listening, and written).

*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).


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