PPG/SEM Products

Accounting Assistant

As an Accounting Assistant, you will be responsible for processing a variety of accounting transactions and other administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Processes the daily deposit by applying the cash to the customer’s account. Call on customer accounts to collect outstanding balances as needed. Alerts Finance Manager of any problematic and/or delinquent account.
  • Processes most accounts payable invoices and when processing accounts payable, examines and validates supplier invoices for compliance with SEM purchase order terms, sales and use tax laws, discounts, pricing and quantities received per documents provided by operations and/or purchasing personnel. Seeks approval from Management for undocumented purchase commitments. Ensures that available discounts and/or credit card payment options are taken.
  • Responsible for routine tasks, which may include daily billing, daily report preparation, etc.
  • Fulfills customer literature requests by assimilating and mailing them the requested documents.
  • Maintains a front-desk presence by greeting visitors, ascertaining nature of their visit and then contacting appropriate SEM personnel. Maintains Customer/Visitor register, issues visitor badges and issues safety glasses when required.
  • Receives and screens incoming customer care calls when possible. Connects incoming calls to appropriate extensions. Takes messages when vital. Updates and distributes telephone extension listing as needed.


  • Associates degree is preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ of relevant work experience is preferred.

About us:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:

We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.


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