Qualifications Bachelorís degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline required.
CPA certification required.
SAP Experience Preferred Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required.
Knowledge of economic principles, auditing practices and principles, and applicable laws, codes and regulations
6 years of relevant experience in accounting and administration that includes journal entry preparation, General Ledger Accounting, account reconciliations, Fixed Assets, and budgeting with a mix between public accounting and industry experience.
Minimum of 3 yearsí experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice.
Proficiency with PC and software applications including Advanced Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint
Proficiency using department database systems such as JD Edwards, AS400, etc.
Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively interact with and make presentations to senior executives, regulatory agencies, and other internal and external customers. Ability to exercise good judgment and resourcefulness in the absence of formalized guidelines and procedures
Excellent analytical skills to interpret and adapt known methods, system procedures or operating concepts to new situations
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks with concentration, speed and accuracy to meet deadlines
Ability to make sound decisions and resolve problems in a high pressure environment and/or crisis
Willingness to challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions. Ability to persuade, market and sell new ideas.
Manages a small team of exempt employees
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Responsibilities This position plays an important role with managing various accounting functions with the divisions, tax department, internal and external audit. This position will manage the monthly close process in addition to providing guidance to the junior team members of the corporate accounting group. Execute solutions related to improving accounting processes. Responsible for the more complicated and/or complex general ledger accounts that present a diverse range of issues and data requiring the application of in-depth analysis and research necessary to support the daily activities of the department. Works with latitude for independent decision-making and judgment within the framework of the jobís primary duties.
Manage the monthly close process, including preparation of journal entries and general ledger account reconciliations for accounts with greater complexity. Research and document financial fluctuations. Collect data from source documents through data downloads and extracts verify and confirm data accuracy.
Supervise junior team members. Review the work and analysis performed by the junior team members and provide guidance on more complex transactions and reconciliations.
Facilitate the quarterly and annual audit in addition to the preparation of work papers. Serve as audit liaison for both Internal and External auditors and manage SOX activities for the Corporate Accounting Group.
Manage the monthly forecast preparation of the Company. Prepare analytical analysis on fluctuations as required with distribution to the divisions in addition to the Corporate Finance groups.
Manage relationships with the divisions and the corporate tax department.
Lead the company wide process to streamline the account reconciliation process. Provide training and guidance.
Identify areas of improvement within the accounting department to increase efficiencies and develop streamlined accounting processes, implementing solutions accordingly.
Remain current on department operating processes and compliance guidelines, informs customers accordingly and ensure that processed transactions are compliant. Inform management of non-compliant or questionable issues. Work closely with management, team members and assigned business units to ensure the timely and accurate communication, implementation, and monitoring of regulatory, corporate and department compliance guidelines.
Assist in special projects.