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posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:04 PM by Unknown user

SR. ACCOUNTING MANAGER / ASSISTANT CONTROLLER JOB DESCRIPTION



ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Our client is a global leader with operations in over 150 countries; a passionate, talented, and experienced workforce; well-known industry-leading brands and products, revenues of over $3 billion and a shared commitment to making a difference in communities around the world. They are looking for an exceptional Sr. Accounting Manager with a progressive track record based in North Chicago area. This role is comprised of Accounting Consolidations/Standardization, Financial Reporting, SOX and Compliance. 



SUMMARY:

Overall responsibility for providing accounting & reporting support for the $1+ Billion revenue Value Center (VC) including but not limited to coordination, review and management of standardizing and steam lining processes, eliminating unneeded reports, providing more value added reports for the business, monthly closing of the books and records, balance sheet reconciliations, taxes and audit & balance sheet review support.  Another key area of responsibility is the development of the VC Accounting and Reporting resources to provide the proper development and growth opportunities.  Additionally, with the re-alignment of the finance organization it will be absolutely critical that this position have seamless communication with the Business Analysis side of the finance group.  This is a requirement for success in this position.


 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Responsible for the preparation and coordination of all aspects of the unit financial planning cycle. This includes strategic planning, operating plans, interim forecasting and budgets which incorporate sales, profit, headcount, material, capital, facilities and working capital.  Ensures that these plans reflect management’s intentions.

·         Works closely with all levels of management, critically evaluating their input, to ensure plan accuracy. Ensuring that appropriate Counter Measures are in place.

·         Prepares special reports and analyses as required.

·         Responsible for the annual development of the VC profitability model that supports all aspects of Value Based Management.

·         Coordinates all SOX internal and external audits as well as balance sheet reviews and closure of findings with Site Controllers

·         Coordinates closely with the Site Controllers to ensure the ongoing objectives of the administrative Controller’s Department are achieved.

·         Compliance Responsibilities:

o    Site Balance Sheet reviews coordination

o    Site Balance Sheet reviews execution

o    Coordination of Company Internal Finance Audits

o    Coordination of Company SOA Audits

o    Point of contact for Sites compliance issues and coordination with FMC

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires BS/BA Accounting or Finance.  MBA or relevant advanced degree highly preferred. 
  • Very strong preference for CPA (Big 4 or Tier 2 firms preferred.) 
  • 6+ years relevant accounting and financial experience preferably public accounting and private mix or straight public with large manufacturing or consumer products clients. 
  • Additional experience in managing Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, Internal Control, Standardization and Operations Planning and Forecast strongly preferred.
  • Must have strong communication, organizational and analytical skills with expert proficiency in MS Office.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% worldwide including Europe, Asia and North America. 

Qualified applicants please send your resume in Word document with Salary info and Reason for Looking to jobs@vertical-careers.com!


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