Cook Compression
  • 18-May-2017 to 25-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Accounting
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

5.5% AIP


Under the general supervision of the Corporate Accounting Manager, responsible for assisting in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Dover Accounting Policy.


Assist in preparing consolidated financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from various departments and the general ledger system.  Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.  Performs a variety of tasks.

  • Assist in accurate financial statement preparation in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Prepare Corporate accounting journal entries and prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Ensure proper filing of monthly and quarterly sales and use tax filings for U.S. transacted business activity.
  • Prepare required inputs to complete census reports and similar government/regulatory requests.
  • Monitor and audit criteria to determine State tax Nexus. Complete proper documents for State Business filings. Respond to state inquiries regarding nexus presence and exceptions, possible audits.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset system, books monthly depreciation, asset additions, disposals of assets as necessary in the Fixed Asset system. Provides updates to the monthly capital expenditure forecasts based upon changes in the Fixed asset system.  Coordinates and participates in rotational fixed asset verifications globally in compliance with Operating Company program. 
  • Compliance to procedures and supports workflow related to fixed asset investments for the Company. Retains documents related to fixed asset investment verifications and ensures compliance with approval limits and ongoing spend limits in comparison to authorized (approved) spend.
  • Prepare monthly property tax accruals and adjusts as necessary based on property tax evaluations.
  • Prepare annual property tax rendition forms and files timely.
  • Responsible for the gathering of information for insurance coverage valuations. Prepares the allocation of Dover supplied insurance costs.  Maintains the account reconciliation for insurance related prepaid/accrual balances as appropriate on the balance sheet.  Analyzes insurance expenses on the reported P&L financial statements of the various entities monthly.
  • Maintain the Khalix (Dover Reporting system) mapping file.
  • Ensure compliance to document retention and document management program as needed.
  • Support internal/external auditors for all locational audits in North America as needed. Provide documents to internal and external auditors when requested. Assists with the development of remediation actions resulting from audits.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects to enhance operating conditions of the department, finance function and overall business operations.
  • Ensure tax compliance procedures and timely reporting/filing for federal, state and local (U.S. and abroad) tax requirements are followed. Collaborate with Dover Tax department.
  • Special projects as needed.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High degree of confidentiality mandatory due to the sensitive nature of information in area of responsibility.
  • The candidate must have strong understanding of and ability to implement Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Basic understanding of country, state and local tax requirements is expected.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Accuracy in computations critical.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors of Accountancy or equivalent degree required.  Pursuing CPA or MBA preferred.  A minimum of two years relevant experience is required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Cook Compression
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