Newell Brands Staff Accountant - TWG in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Position Title: Staff Accountant

Location: Chelmsford, MA

Reports To: Plant Controller

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the daily and monthly accounting transactions and assist in developing and maintaining department budgets and generating spend reports. The successful candidate will also collect pertinent information for third party audits and will be the first point of contact for intercompany and SG&A accounting issues.

Job Description:

  • Prepare detailed month end journal entries

  • Perform monthly balance sheet account reconciliation

  • Review account activity to ensure account accuracy and make corrective journal entries

  • Schedules supporting various income statement accounts

  • Acting financial partner for SG&A spending groups

  • Prepare intercompany transactions and reconcile intercompany accounts

  • Actively participate in various internal and external audits

  • Make recommendations for system and process enhancements

  • Assume additional tasks and projects as assigned

Safety Expectations:

  • Safety is always the number one priority. All actions taken will be conducted in the safest manner possible and without risking injury to yourself or others

  • Follow all Safe Practices and safety policies and procedures

  • Report all accident, incidents, safety violations, near misses or unsafe conditions to your Supervisory IMMEDIATELY. If any bodily fluid (bloodborne pathogens) are present, it must be properly cleaned by a trained employee.

Quality Expectations:

  • Our product is our livelihood. We must ensure that our product is of the highest quality. Every employee plays a part in quality

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices while in production areas

  • Adhere to all GFSI standards policies and procedures in regards to product Safety, Quality and Legality

  • Adhere to and enforce procedures in regards to Food Defense and HACCP


  • BS/BA in Accounting or equivalent work experience

  • 1-3 years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment. Prior experience with MRP/ERP systems is a plus

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at one time and meet deadlines

  • Must be proficient in Excel. Good communication, technical, accounting, analytical, and organizational skills. Eager to learn and looking to grow in his/her career. Must be dedicated and a team player

  • Good mechanical abilities, to be able to read blue prints and schematics of electrical and pneumatics

  • Sitting at workstation approximately 90 percent of work time, walking approximately 10 percent of the work time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice

  • Typical office environment with shelves overhead and above work surfaces

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.