Rotational Program - Operational Accountant / Finance

Tenneco Inc
20 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Starting Location will be at one of DRiV Facilities located in the United States

DRiV is a unique $6+ billion dollar global start–up company built from the combined strengths of Tenneco, Federal–Mogul and ??hlins. Our foundation reaches from the Model T to the Model E, and includes 31 of the best known and respected aftermarket brands, including 14 brands 100 years or older. Our global scale and longtime partnerships with the world's leading manufacturers give DRiV a unique competitive advantage. We are driven to elevate the ride experience through technology and high performance solutions, delivering innovation, quality and unparalleled service to our Aftermarket and OE customers. Our 31,000 team members throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race and every journey.

Rotational Development Program Details

DRiV's Rotational Development Programs prepare highly talented early–career professionals to assume leadership roles in fast–paced, results–driven disciplines. The programs are designed to equip participants with a broad overview of the company, business units and functional areas with assignments taking place in operations, technical and/ or corporate environments. The program includes two rotations of 18–24 months each. Each rotation will help speed the growth of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to become successful leaders at DRiV. Rotations may require relocation within the United States.

The assignments will increase in their level of responsibility and complexity, and involve working closely with all levels of leadership within the company. A critical component of the rotational program is participation in business and leadership training initiatives, both formal and experiential, to broaden your understanding of DRiV's business environment. This program also develops critical leadership skills and will establish a professional network needed to support your career growth.

Operational Accountant Rotational Program

Once you start your career as an operational accountant, you will play a vital role in the day to day accounting activities encompassing items such as account reconciliation, financial and production analysis. This program is specifically designed to give our new accountants the critical skills and industry experience needed to establish a sound future of success and development. Upon completion of the rotational program, these employees will have the knowledge and "real world" experience needed to make informed decisions about their future career progression. Before you consider a career as an operational accountant with DRiV, can you answer yes to all of these questions?

  • Do you desire to work in manufacturing location as an operational accountant?
  • Do you enjoy working in a team environment to problem solve?
  • Are you looking for the challenge of working for an industry leading company with unlimited career potential?
  • Are you excited to move from the theory of a classroom to the reality of a Global organization?
  • If you have answered "yes" to these questions, the following are just some of the parts of your new assignment:

    Operational Accountant/Finance Rotational Program

    What you'll be doing:

  • Exposure to all aspects of plant financial reporting and analysis.
  • Exposure to and understanding of accounts payable process from vendor management to cash payment.
  • Exposure to and understanding of Revenue Cycle from EDI order entry, customer service, billing and credit collection.
  • Maintenance of the general ledger system and consolidation package.
  • Exposure to forecasting and budgeting processes and activities.
  • Maintenance of all financial reports and financial analysis for IS, HR, Inventory fixed assets and OE tooling.
  • Participation in the month–end, quarter–end and year–end reporting and closing cycles, including account reconciliations and variance analysis.
  • Participation in a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) cycle, including documentation and testing from process documentation to walkthrough.
  • Gain understanding of products, processes and people by spending time on the shop floor.
  • Hands on experience in production and quality systems relating shop floor activity to Profit & Loss (P&L) results.
  • Involvement in and development of plant standard costs and review / understanding of cost effects for engineering and/or material changes.
  • Generation or management of a plant sponsored productivity/cost savings initiatives.
  • Participation and recommendations of improvement to operational accounting practices.
  • Required Experience

    Program Requirements

    Educational requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent required with a minimum GPA of 3.0.Current Class Level: Senior or Graduate.


  • Permanent work authorization in the U.S. (No sponsorship is available for these positions)
  • Interest in automotive industry
  • Co–op or internship assignments required
  • One accounting or finance related internship experience is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of accomplishments both inside and outside of the educational setting
  • Ability to establish and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in a leadership role; guiding and directing a team towards a common goal
  • Detailed knowledge of financial principles
  • Required to relocate up to 2 times within the first 4 years of employment
  • Possible Locations:

  • Southfield, MI
  • Skokie, IL
  • Maryville, MO
  • Boaz, AL
  • Smithville, TN
  • Glasgow, KY
  • Smyrna, TN
  • Maryland Heights, MO
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • Harrisonburg, VA
  • Paragould, AR
  • Kettering, OH
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