Senior Accountant

Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Smyrna, TN, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

The Senior Accountant will support the Plant Controller in financial reporting at the operations level.  In addition, this position is tasked with managing account entries, account reconciliations, and ensure that all Inventory AP data is gather and collated and processed in a timely manner.  This position will support all continuous improvement activities on a financial level for the operations team.


  • Work with monthly accounting close. This includes journal entry preparation, completing monthly financial schedules, intercompany balancing and variance analysis.
  • Supporting month-end and year-end close.
  • Performs and reviews general ledger balance sheet reconciliations, verify accuracy of data.
  • Researching and correcting account discrepancies
  • Responding to information request and assisting the Plant Controller with internal audits, operational reporting and assigned ad hoc task.
  • Support accounts payable: Inventory vendor invoices, A/P invoice matching & filing, and payment processing.
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries for inventory accounts.
  • Serve as backup for Non-Inventory AP desk.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Smyrna, TN 37167:  Able to commute or planning to self-relocate before starting work (Required, 100% in office)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of professional accounting experience -
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Experience with general ledger functions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge/Experience of Lawson ERP software a plus
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Proven ability to prioritize task and work independently or collaborate with different levels of operational staff.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy are necessary.

AP Daily Duties:

  • Code and process inventory invoices for payment, including PO’s.
  • Update foreign files with freight information.
  • Audit Wire payments for inventory
  • Maintain vendor records.
  • Maintain historical records.
  • Respond to all vendor enquiries for non-inventory accounts.
  • Ad-Hoc reporting


Month End Duties:

  • Prepare and record 20+ journal entries.
  • Review and approve journal entries.
  • Ensure business transactions are reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Assist the Plant Controller with monthly task that support the accuracy of the monthly financial preparations.
  • Account reconciliations for Balance Sheet accounts

Additional Duties:

  • Serve as backup for Non-Inventory AP desk.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.