Nielsen-Kellerman is a multi-location product development, manufacturing, sourcing and sales company specializing in bringing niche electronic products directly to demanding customers. NK’s brands include Kestrel Weather and Environmental Instruments, Kestrel Ballistics Instruments, Ambient Weather Instruments, RainWise Weather Stations, NK Sports Performance Electronics and Blue Ocean Rugged Audio. Our products ARE us - we design them, build them, sell them, and passionately stand behind them.
Building upon a foundation of 40 years of product and customer service excellence, NK remains a dynamic growth company with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are growing both organically and through acquisition with a focus on bringing e-commerce expertise and capabilities to other established brands. Working here offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development as well as the fun and satisfaction of being part of a successful American business. NK is a Lean enterprise committed to American manufacturing and continuous improvement of our design, production, administrative and sales processes. NK has also been named a Philly Top Workplace seven times and counting – a rare honor among manufacturing companies.
The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for day-to-day accounting functions in our home office in Pennsylvania, including the month-end closing and reporting processes. As a member of a four-member accounting team, the Senior Accountant provides the financial information to the CFO, senior executive team and investors critical to operating the business. Our private equity backing demands a high level of responsiveness and professionalism in our accounting office. This position will offer valuable experience working in the private equity backed business world. This is at-will employment.
This is not an exhaustive list of the job duties to be performed. Based on the needs of the company, an employee may be required to fulfill other job-related duties at the direction of their manager.
Personal Qualities for Success in this Job
Required Skills & Competencies
Required Education and Experience
No direct reports. May grow into a supervisory role in the future.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
NK's work environment is informal and high energy and our employees' quality of life is important to us. Prior to COVID-19, the manufacturing team interacted frequently with the engineering, sales, marketing and customer support staff, but we are all adapting to circumstances on an ongoing basis. At present, many parts of the company are on work-from-home status but communication and teamwork remains strong with use of communication and information technologies. All parts of our manufacturing plant and offices are indoors and climate-controlled. Must be able to work at a computer for 8 hours a day with reasonable accommodations. Dogs may be present in office.
Hours of Work / Work location / Travel
NK's facility (manufacturing plant and offices) is located in Boothwyn, PA, about 30 minutes southwest of Philadelphia. The Senior Accountant supports the day-to-day business operations of NK and is expected to be readily available to communicate and perform job duties Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. NK fully supports work-from-home with information technology and communication systems and an office will also be provided in NK’s plant in Boothwyn, PA. Business travel is not required but may be available if desired.
Most training is on-the-job with additional formal training provided as appropriate. NK supports continuing professional education directly and also provides tuition support for relevant degree programs.
Pay Rate / Salaried position
This is an exempt position. Annual salary will depend upon prior experience and demonstrated skills. Compensation includes annual raises based upon individual growth and development and an annual bonus based on individual and company performance.
All benefits commence on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. Security clearance is not required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
NK is an equal opportunity employer. NK conducts all employment-related activities in full compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and without regard to an individual’s age, color, gender, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or other legally protected category. No person will be discriminated against for an improper reason in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment including responsibilities, training, transfer, promotion, compensation benefits.