Director, Accounting - Remote

Auto req ID: 10644 
Title: Director, Accounting - Remote 

Location: Remote - Chicago or Milwaukee
Job Function: Finance
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


This role will have a combination of remote work and office time. We are open to someone living in the Milwaukee or Chicagoland area for this role.


Job Summary 

This position will play a critical leadership role in the finance and accounting function supporting the Company’s strategic priorities.  A successful candidate will leverage a strong accounting background, business experience and the ability to collaborate, to drive the Company’s objectives forward.  This role will provide leadership in the areas of technical accounting, providing accounting support in response to strategic business developments, the modernization of internal controls and the standardization of core finance processes.  This role reports to Harley-Davidson’s Chief Accounting Officer.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Primary individual responsible for complex accounting matters, global accounting policies and the adoption of new accounting standards
  • Lead accounting analysis and assist with the design and implementation of leading processes and controls in response to new business developments, including the establishment of the company’s electric vehicle division
  • Lead the accounting analysis and implementation of complex accounting matters for the supply chain, product development and commercial finance functions to facilitate US GAAP compliance and standard accounting process
  • Collaborate with the external auditors on the annual integrated audit and internal auditors on management’s annual internal controls assessment.
  • Lead the modernization of the internal control and SOX compliance management program


Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Required


Experience Requirements

  • CPA Required
  • 10+ years of Big 4 or combined Big 4 and public company experience. Public Accounting experience is required.
  • Advanced understanding of US GAAP and core accounting concepts with experience in their application to complex contractual and transactional arrangements
  • Manager or higher experience auditing public company financial statements and internal controls over financial reporting
  • A high level of integrity, excellent judgment and analytical skills, and the ability to identify issues relevant Harley-Davidson, Inc. its operations and plans for growth
  • Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a dynamic and fast paced work environment.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: Yes 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 





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