Senior Accountant - Hybrid

Auto req ID: 21741 
Title: Senior Accountant - Hybrid 
Job Function: Finance 
Location: [[filter8]] 
Company: Harley-Davidson Financial Services 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 


Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, Inc., offers a wide range of financial products and services to motorcycle enthusiasts and Harley-Davidson dealerships. Products available to consumers include financing on motorcycles, MotorClothes™, and parts and accessories; cycle insurance; and extended service plans for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.


You’ll play a pivotal role in helping us create the company we want to be. And for our employees and H-D community it’s done through being fair, honest, positive and creative. This isn’t just any company. And yours isn’t just any career. It’s part of your story. Ride with us and make it legendary.


Located inside the Chicago Loop you’ll find a vibrant area featuring eclectic eateries, shops, theaters, parks and HDFS’ Chicago office. Chicago is HDFS’ corporate headquarters and serves as the home office for employees who work in Accounting, Business Intelligence, Corporate Strategy, Credit and Risk Management, Marketing, Sales, and Securitization. Join our team as Senior Accountant - Hybrid.

Job Summary


This Corporate Accounting Senior role supports the finance team by supporting the general accounting, financial reporting and month-end closes processes for Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS) including insurance and reinsurance programs. In addition, this role may participate in team and company projects, systems maintenance, training, and testing. This role is one of 4 Senior Accounts on the Corporate Accounting team and is categorized as Hybrid; however we aren't currently requiring office time on an on-going basis. 

Job Responsibilities


  • Leads in the completion of the monthly accounting close for areas of responsibility including the preparation of the following: monthly management reporting package schedules and related support, monthly detailed analyses and reports as necessary to assist in the month-end review process, and quarterly financial reporting and analyses for management and Harley-Davidson, Inc. reporting.
  • Proactively brings identified issues and proposed solutions to the attention of management.
  • Makes judgment, when called upon, regarding accounting treatment of individual items. Errors in judgment could cause mistreatment of individual items resulting in overstatement or understatement of income or expense.
  • Establishes relationships with other teams and acts as contact for internal/external auditors for areas of responsibility.
  • Participates in system projects including testing of system upgrades and patches where appropriate.
  • Performs, establishes and drives implementation of best practices for creating monthly journal entries, account reconciliations, procedures and other related tasks.
  • Contributes to the preparation of quarterly and year-end financial statements, including footnote disclosure related to accounts in scope of responsibility. 
  • Supports financial analysts as needed in preparation and analysis of annual budget and periodic forecasts. 
  • Assists the accounting team with maintaining compliance with GAAP and other regulatory agency technical guidance. This may include research-related projects, various ad-hoc financial reporting requests and other special projects.
  • Protection of information and compliance with the law are paramount. Protecting employee, customer and corporate information is everyone's responsibility at HDFS and Eaglemark Savings Bank. All employees must follow established safeguards, including policies regarding data protection, segregation of duties, and access to information based solely on business need. Further, it is the responsibility of all employees to maintain awareness and understanding of relevant laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures, and to comply with all of them.

Education Requirements


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Experience Requirements




  • Minimum of 3years of related experience (2 years public accounting experience, preferred).
  • High level of professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with a strong attention to detail and limited supervision
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Proven ability to take the initiative, multi-task, and achieve results in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skillsAbility to leverage an understanding of business and system processes to develop accurate financial information and solutions




  • CPA preferred
  • General ledger
  • Financial reporting
  • SAP (accounting software)
  • Experience with reinsurance accounting and financial services companies


Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.


The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time employees including, but not limited to, bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.


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


Direct Reports: No  
Travel Required: 0 - 10%  
Pay Range: $75,000 - $113,000
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 





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