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Accounting Manager - Aurora, CO

Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?

Accounting Manager Job Description



Responsible for managing the Karcher North America (KNA) GL accounting, accounts payable, rebates, and fixed asset teams.  KNA provides support to production, sales, product development, and other shared service functions (HR, IT, etc.).  The SAP system is used globally by Karcher and three separate companies are maintained in SAP with various support systems.   Provide immediate supervision to accountants within KNA accounting.   Develops, implements and maintains systems, procedures and data.  Receives assignments in the form of goals and objectives and establishes key initiatives to meet objectives.  Provide guidance to subordinates to implement key initiatives in accordance with established policies.  Assist in developing, modifying and executing company policy.



  • Evaluate and plan the monthly Karcher closing requirements with staff and other business functions, ensuring a high level of accuracy and control are maintained.
  • Reviews and approves various journal entries to ensure proper control and compliance within company policies.
  • Coordinate completion of HBII financial reporting packages at year-end for all KNA companies.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of financial statements and balance sheet variance explanations.
  • Ensure accounting systems and processes are continually streamlined via process improvement that achieves greater efficiencies and accuracy levels.
  • Assist with KNA treasury related functions, ensure proper and timely postings and reconciliation occurs.
  • Develop and implement strategy for the accounting team that will drive growth and profitability initiatives.
  • Oversee monthly balance sheet and income statement review with staff.
  • Ensure staff provides assistance to finance staff and company management during business unit reviews.
  • Assist with intercompany reconciliation and balancing between all KNA and other Karcher worldwide subsidiaries.
  • Ensure all job functions within the accounting group have an assigned back-up and that sufficient process documentation exists. 
  • Accomplish accounting human resource objectives with staff; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions, enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Establish individual development plans for each accounting team member and provide follow-up to ensure that the plan is implemented.
  • Act as a liaison with Karcher Group Accounting and other Karcher subsidiaries on accounting matters and HBII reporting package issues as necessary.  Communicate any changes in accounting standards from Group Accounting to the KNA accounting team.
  • Trains staff how to understand and interpret general ledgers and financial statements.
  • Ensure effective internal controls exist and are maintained within the accounting team and KNA Company-wide.
  • Manage the year-end financial statement audit with staff; prepare and delegate audit work papers and audit responses for external auditors.
  • HBII and Karcher Compliance:  Responsible for maintaining assigned accounts according to Karcher standards.  Review and monitor all monthly reconciliation’s of financial data and related journal entries for accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness.
  • Special Projects: Assist management with special projects.
  • Policies & Procedures: Responsible for establishing and/or documenting policies and procedures for the finance department and the company. 


Supervise assigned staff including hiring, training, scheduling, performance evaluation and performance improvement plans.




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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting plus approximately ten years of accounting experience;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required;
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP required;
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP;
  • Manufacturing industry experience required;
  • Possess a strong detail orientation and excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to communicate with all employees including the executive management team, peers, direct employees and global colleagues; and
  • Must have good critical thinking skills with an ability to work independently.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  These may be added, removed, changed or reassigned as needed to accommodate business requirements.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran


Base Salary

$90,000 -  $130,000 annualized, depending on experience


Incentive Plan

KIP 15% potential



Kärcher has competitive benefit offerings for all full-time employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employee, spouse, and child life insurance
  • HSA and FSAs for health care, child care, and commuting
  • 401k matching up to 4%
  • Paid holidays (11 per year)
  • Flexible PTO for exempt employees; generous PTO for non-exempt employees


  • Paid sick time
  • Short and long term disability Insurance
  • Employee purchase program for all Kärcher retail products
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Headquarters location equipped with onsite cafe and fitness center

Barbara Harris, PHR

Talent Acquisition Manager

Kärcher North America, Inc.

6398 N. Kärcher Way

Aurora, CO  80019

M: +1(720)646-0609



Nearest Major Market: Denver