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Operations Accounting Analyst

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Horicon, Wisconsin, US, 53032

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Wisconsin  - Horicon  
Function: Accounting / Finance
Title: Operations Accounting Analyst
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As an Operations Accounting Analyst for John Deere Horicon Works located in Horicon, WI, you will….


  • Examine factory overhead spending, analyze actual versus forecast, create budget reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), & counsel budget owners and factory leadership.
  • Be responsible for overhead and variance accounts during monthly financial closing, assuring ledger is accurate and prepare monthly forecast analysis & submission.
  • Through deep analysis, drive cost reduction initiatives and provide business counseling and prepare overhead structure lines.
  • Work on ad hoc special projects related to factory spending, complete make v buy analyses, authorization for leasing packages, support capital expenditures through DCF analysis, and support annual standard costing reviews.
  • Support internal control testing and a strong internal control environment.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need


  • Understanding of key financial concepts such as budgets, forecasts, reconciliations, and financial statements
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or equivalent, having a good understanding of the principles and ability to independently use the knowledge
  • Spreadsheet proficiency with strong experience with Microsoft Office tools, mainly Excel
  • Capable of working directly with high level managers, independent and self-driven
  • Good communicator, capable of translating numbers into something simple that non-finance stakeholders can relate to and act upon
  • Detail oriented, analytical, data driven, adaptable
  • Intellectual curiosity and a positive attitude, always excited about learning new things and tackling new challenges
  • Collaborate across units & functions

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with SAP FICO Module
  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and product cost controls
  • Financial certifications: CPA, CMA, CGMA
  • Demonstrated experiences of influencing without authority
  • Experience designing, implementing, and testing Internal Control and Audit processes



Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


Click Here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extend authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried and Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


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