Senior Accountant


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning, are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a big impact!

As an international group PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region ( ), PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.

PALFINGER is seeking a strong Senior Accountant candidate familiar with a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles to join the team and work out of our facility in Cerritos, CA. location. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future. By joining the PALFINGER Finance Team, you will become an important member of a progressive and results-oriented group that handles all financial activities for the region North America.


Job Summary

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for supporting diverse accounting activities, including ensuring the integrity of the financial data, profitability analysis, and accurate financial reporting.

This role reports to the Director of Finance, offering a competitive compensation package and opportunity for on-going career growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review and support the preparation of financial statements and account reconciliations
  • Preparation and analysis of reconciliations for key accounts
  • Bridge financial results to budgets
  • Review inventory balances to ensure completeness and valuation
  • Review product costing
  • Identify opportunities for cost recovery improvement
  • Preparation and analysis of financial and non-financial performance
  • Projects and adhoc analysis as required


  • Accounting degree is required, (CPA preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience in progressive accounting roles
  • Experience preparing financial statements and expert knowledge of accounting and financial theories, practices, tax, and applicable legislation
  • Experience in implementing and managing internal controls
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advanced level MS Excel skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
  • SAGE or Visual software experience would be an asset

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation and performance rewards
  • Comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options
  • Opportunity for continuos learning and career growth
  • Environment of Respect, Integrity, Openness, Inclusion and Support

PALFINGER Liftgates, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. While we appreciate all applications, only those being considered will be contacted.

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Carolyn Wilcox

Director, Recruiting

Cerritos, CA

Palfinger Liftgates, LLC
15939 Piuma Avenue Cerritos, CA, 90703
United States