Accountant - II

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Sales Tax/Fixed Asset Accountant - II to join our team. The ideal candidate will ensure that NAL complies with all applicable sales and use tax laws for all states in which it conducts business transactions, and that all fixed assets of the company are accounted for in compliance with GAAP and IRS guidelines. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Interprets tax regulations in order to determine taxability of all purchases to assure adherence to Department of Revenue guidelines.
  • Calculates and assesses sales and use tax, where required.
  • Reviews check run weekly for sales and use tax discrepancies, and corrects as needed.
  • Prepares filings for sales and use tax payments to appropriate states.
  • Places fixed assets in service and prepares monthly depreciation journal entries in compliance with GAAP and IRS guidelines.
  • Maintains purchase order and payment detail in database for capital and tooling orders.
  • Reconciles construction in progress account balance monthly.
  • Assists with Census and Government reporting when required.
  • Assigns account coding to capital purchase requisitions in accordance with NAL budgetary guidelines.
  • Prepares account reconciliations and analysis for general ledger accounts.
  • Prepares analyses for year-end financial audit.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Your Background 

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, or related discipline, plus 2 to 4 years of professional experience in General Accounting. 

Experience in sales and use tax is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 12691

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur