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Senior Accountant

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MATW Corporate

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838



Matthews international is seeking a Senior Accountant to join our team.  The Senior Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering accounting transactions, with a focus on global asset management. This position applies advanced accounting principles and procedures to summarize and report upon financial information and prepare accurate and timely financial reports.



  • Applying strategic thinking skills to solve a difficult problems?
  • Interpreting complicated accounting concepts and communicating them to others?




  • Key stakeholders and organizational leadership?


  • Identifies process and control improvement opportunities, with emphasis on global asset management processes (i.e. PP&E, leased assets, goodwill and intangibles), and works with manager to implement the appropriate modifications.
  • Maintains accuracy of the general ledger data, with focus on global asset management, by performing recurring, routine and advanced accounting functions.
  • Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.
  • Handles monthly close process, including elimination and consolidation.
  • Reviews and verifies accuracy of account balances and classifications with focus on global asset management accounts. Analyzes changes in account balances and makes recommendations to correct errors as appropriate.
  • Executes variety of financial reports to communicate results, trends and issues, incorporating statistical and ratio analysis as well as other necessary management accounting review.
  • Assists with internal and external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Implements and reviews SOX controls.
  • May supervise and guide lower-level accountants.
  • Additional duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred
  • 5+ years progressive Accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years progressive Accounting experience related to global asset management preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of ERP systems
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting





  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.



At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.