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Corporate Accounting Manager for Consolidations – Financial Reporting
Ref No.: 16-06039
Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 09/12/2016 to 06/12/2017
 Top Skills to look for:
  • Global Consolidation experience
  • Hyperion - will run global consolidations through Hyperion.
  • Create BlackBook and Financial Books
  • Eliminations, Sub-consolidation and re-structuring experience.
 
Position Description: 
 
  • The Corporate Accounting Manager of Consolidations/Financial Reporting will be a key asset in the continued growth of the Company with direct responsibility for general ledger/consolidation accounting and financial reporting.
  • This position will be responsible for assisting the accounting close and audit management.
  • This position will help ensure that US GAAP accounting principles, practices and company procedures are consistently and appropriately applied to ensure accurate and timely financial statements and a strong internal control environment over financial reporting.
  • The position reports directly to the Assistant Corporate Controller.
 
Desired Skills & Experience Key Responsibilities:  
  • Assist in the management of the monthly financial statement close, consolidations and reporting process for all areas.
  • Ensure the accurate, complete and timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Responsible for general ledger/consolidations accounting, including but not limited to, the following areas:
  • Calculate and analyze consolidation exchange rates
  • Journal entry review and approval
  • Balance sheet/account reconciliation reviews
  • Ensure proper elimination of all investment in subsidiary activity
  • Oversee global intercompany eliminations
  • Supervise data load process that uploads local trial balances from ERP systems into Hyperion
  • Validate accuracy and completeness of monthly data load process
  • Global close process oversight/coordination/review assistance
  • Manage/process support of the intercompany accounting team
  • Quarterly review packages
  • Other Specialty Accounting
  • Review and distribute monthly consolidated financials to management, SEC reporting, tax, and external auditors.
  • Use financial and financial related applications/systems (Hyperion - HFM, Hyperion Smartview, Oracle R12, Blackline, Workiva Wdesk) in the monthly and quarterly close and financial reporting processes. 
  • Perform research on technical accounting matters that focus on adherence with U.S. GAAP and other relevant company policies/standards, as applicable.
  • Work with the Technical Accounting COE as needed for additional guidance.
  • Assist in the review of quarterly and annual financial statements to ensure the accuracy and completeness of company filings.
  • Work with external auditors to provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and supporting schedules 
  • Prepare supplemental financial reports on an ad-hoc basis as requested by management
  • Continuously improve operational accounting processes and interactions with the various regional accounting teams.
  • Ensure the effective design and operation of internal controls over financial reporting within the corporate accounting/consolidations functions.
  • Drive the development and implementation of financial policies, procedures and systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporate accounting/consolidations functions.
  • Collaborate with various functional departments (Accounting, Finance, SEC Reporting, Investor Relations, Tax and Treasury) as appropriate.
  • Participate in various special projects as needed.
  • Required Educations, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred.
  • Experience in the computer software/information technology industry is preferred.
  • 6-8 years of experience in accounting/finance
  • 5+ years of Big 4 external audit experience, 1 to 3 years of supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area of a public company.
  • Thorough US GAAP accounting and financial reporting knowledge, understanding of corporate financial processes, and demonstrated experience with implementing/enhancing internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management systems is preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to identify & resolve accounting issues.
  • Detail-oriented. Critical thinker. Problem solver.
  • Demonstrated success supporting progressive organizational change and development.
  • Significant experience completing projects requiring individual initiative, flexibility and tight timeframes with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly driven, energetic, and self-motivated.
  • Highest standards of ethics, accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of presenting complex financial information in an easy to understand format.
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization in an open office setting and in a collaborative environment