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Accountant - St. Louis, MO

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: St. Louis, MO, US, 61346

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.


Division Overview

Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HUS is also deeply engaged in product solutions for the Utility Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) space and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HUS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HUS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas, and water industries.


HUS has four business units. Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) is our electrical components and infrastructure business. Aclara is our AMI and Meters business and also includes an installation business. Hubbell Gas Connectors and Accessories (HGCA) sells connectors and accessories for the repair, replacement and refurbishment of natural gas systems. Our fourth business is our Protection and Controls business which is our newest business initiative to drive substation communications, control and protection solutions. HUS provides these solutions in the Electric Utility, Water, Gas and Communications Market.


At HUS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of principled integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers. Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.


Posting Address

St. Louis, MO



Staff Accountant

The staff accountant is responsible for warranty and returned goods accounting, inventory valuation and product costing, capital expenditure management, and supporting the business to analyze its actual costs against plan to identify root causes for variances.   This role is a hybrid role in St. Louis, MO. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for monitoring customer warranty claims and returned goods to ensure their accuracy in accounting for these costs in a timely manner.  Activities include monitoring the status of claims with the Operations team, verifying accuracy of the RMA data, and ensuring a proper reconciliation to the general ledger.
  • Responsible to work with Product Management and Operations to regularly monitor the sufficiency of warranty reserves and perform the detailed annual refresh of these reserves.
  • Prepare analysis of warranty and RMA claims.
  • Responsible for maintaining and preparing standard cost estimates.
  • Prepare analysis of product costs, purchase price variances, freight charges.
  • Manage capital expense programs, working with project managers to understand actual costs versus budget and anticipate potential cost overruns.
  • Perform month-end close routines, including preparing journal entries, reconciling inventory perpetual records, and preparing account reconciliations.
  • Assist with monthly margin and expense variance analysis; support the controllers to prepare financial cost analysis.
  • Analyze financial transactions for errors or deficiencies, takes action to resolve / correct disconnects, and implements improvements to prevent recurrences.
  • Support project accounting reporting and analysis by ensuring proper set-up in the ERP system and monitoring transactions to ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • A self-starter who can work independently and execute projects effectively
  • An individual able to work hands on within the various departments of the organization and communicate effectively across the organization. 


Bachelors Degree in Accounting

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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