To provide leadership and oversight of domestic and international corporate accounting operations, including responsibility for accurate accounting information for the firm and subsidiaries, month end close processes and effective internal controls. To play an influential role on the Controller's leadership team and to provide guidance on key priorities and infrastructure initiatives impacting Corporate Financial Services and business areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manages and develops staff. Hires, evaluates and counsels personnel. Provides guidance, training and motivation as necessary to develop staff. Administers disciplinary action in accordance with company policy when necessary. Sets performance standards, reviews performance, provides feedback and recommends wage increases in accordance with all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures. Fosters a working environment that generates team building, creative thinking and crew development.
Leads the domestic and international accounting operations group to include the management and oversight of individual entity trial balances and related financial analyses of the company and subsidiaries.
Leads the month end close process and provides accurate and timely accounting records to enable completion of the firm’s statutory financial statements, consolidation processes and regulatory reporting. Leads balance sheet reconciliation and fluctuation analysis processes to provide assurance to senior management around accuracy of information. Responsibilities include both regulated and non-regulated, domestic and international entities.
Leads the process of delivering corporate accounting records due to the external auditors during the annual audit of Consolidated Financial Statements.
Leads the evaluation of global operating standards in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Ensures ongoing compliance to the standard and monitors ongoing changes to local accounting pronouncements.
Participates on the Controller's leadership team as part of the steering committee proving advice, guidance and oversight on the hiring and development of corporate finance professionals, future state organization and business process design and technology prioritization.
Recommends and manages the development and implementation of procedural changes to department/corporate policies that add controls and improve work flows to meet changing business needs. Recommends and monitors the control environment and framework to safeguard company assets from fraud, misuse and inefficiency.
Maintains a robust knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP). Stays current with new accounting pronouncements. Advises on the interpretation/application of new and/or complex accounting pronouncements. Provides guidance to internal business clients with regard to accounting policy/procedures as necessary.
Champions controls with regard to business risk, Unmatchable Excellence and efficiency of process working in collaboration with business partners. Ensures that risk issues are proactively identified and properly addressed and integrated into all daily processes. Promotes the use of appropriate dashboards. Monitors documentation for departmental procedures.
Demonstrates leadership and collaboration with business stakeholders, external parties including external auditors and with the community.
Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Undergraduate degree (in accounting or finance). CPA, and/or MBA highly preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Minimum of eight years in a corporate finance environment, including eight years supervisory/management experience.
Demonstrated ability to function in a high volume/fast paced environment working with multiple and diverse responsibilities.
Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment.
Comprehensive understanding of broad financial concepts including accounting, finance and economics.
Thorough knowledge of GAAP.
Strong written and verbal communications skills/presentation skills.
Excellent Computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, presentation software and three dimensional databases.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial Systems preferred.
Knowledgeable in current and future policies, trends and information affecting the business.
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to think strategically.
Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external clients.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior management as well as various levels of staff and management across the organization.
Ability to take on and successfully lead/participate in corporate citizenship initiatives.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.