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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/16/2016

Pentair Cary, NC

Cary, NC
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Pentair Overview

Pentair is an S&P 500 diversified industrial company with $7 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees worldwide. A global leader, Pentair provides solutions to help its customers manage water use, deliver safe and sustainable energy, meet the world's increasing demand for food, and support, maintain and protect critical processes. Organized as four global businesses which include Valves & Controls, Flow & Filtration Solutions, Water Quality Systems and Technical Solutions, the company operates as One Pentair, driven by purpose, led by vision, guided by process, and united by its Win Right Values.

Business Unit Overview

Pentair Water Quality Systems is a leader in water solutions which improve the quality of life for people around the world. Our equipment and solutions are found in swimming pools and spas, aquaculture farms, laboratories, water purification and sanitation systems, foodservice operations, and in other applications. We offer design and consulting services and our advanced water technologies are used across a wide number of industries including industrial, residential, commercial, municipal, aquaponics, aquatic life support systems, irrigation and flood control, wastewater, and more.

Job Summary

As a member of Pentair s General Accounting team located in Corporate Office in Cary, NC; this position is accountable for overseeing and maintaining the general ledger of Pentair Water Quality Systems, Inc. The primary role for this position will include recording payroll activity and reconciling related balance sheet accounts. Secondary responsibilities would potentially include other account reconciliations and analysis including capital expenditure requests related to fixed assets. This position has been added to our Accounting team as an additional resource to continue to support our shared service G&A (general and administrative) Group.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Generating ledger entries related to payroll activity on a weekly basis and reconciling related balance sheet reserve requirements.
Analyze and forecast fringe related reserve requirements including vacation, tax and benefits.
Analyze and accrue for incentive programs.
Present to leadership major reserve requirements and make recommendations for changes where applicable.
Ensures accurate and timely reporting of financial transactions to the general ledger.
Performs month-end account reconciliations with accuracy and on a timely basis.
Provides proactive analysis and support to the finance team.
Ensures that relevant internal control requirements are met and comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Ensures that the company meets or exceed Federal, State, and Local governmental laws, ordinances, and regulations in all areas of responsibility.

Job Requirements & Skills

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required, internship experience a plus.
Prior payroll related accounting experience a plus.
Manufacturing experience is a plus
Ability to solve practical problems and implement solutions.
Advanced Excel capabilities a plus.
Able to contribute as a team player in a respectful and professional environment.
Ability to communicate and present information to leadership and respond to questions in a clear and effective manner.
QAD and/or JDE experience a plus.

Additional Information

The employee may travel periodically to other company sites for training.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently sits. The employee occasionally stands and walks. The employee must occasionally li.... ..This job description has been truncated.


With annual revenues of $7.5 billion and 30,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the globe, Pentair develops technologies to provide solutions for its customers in five key areas:

Energy -- applications and systems in mining, oil and gas, and power.

Food & Beverage -- solutions that help process food and beverages, and manage crop yields with pumps, hygienic valves, filters and controls.

Industrial – controls, engineering design services and water movement solutions that improve treatment and processes for chemical and pharmaceutical facilities.

Infrastructure -- complete water, wastewater and desalinization systems as well as products which protect networking and telecommunication systems equipment.

Residential & Commercial -- efficient, high-performance water and heating solutions for a wide range of applications including private residences, apartment buildings, agricultural, and light industrial.

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