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Sr Corporate Accounting Support of Specialty Accounting
Ref No.: 16-06146
Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/15/2016
 Position Description: 
 
  • The Corporate Accounting Manager of Specialty Accounting will be a key asset in the continued growth of the Company with direct responsibility for global accounting and financial reporting around specialty accounting areas such as treasury, equity, occupancy, benefits, and supply chain accounting.
  • 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.
 
Key Responsibilities: 
 
  • Assist in the management of the monthly global financial statement close, consolidations and reporting process for specialty accounting areas such as treasury, equity, occupancy, benefits, and supply chain.
  • Ensure the accurate, complete and timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Responsible for general ledger/consolidations accounting of specialty accounting areas such as treasury, equity, occupancy, benefits, and supply chain, including but not limited
  • The following areas:
  • Journal entry review and approval
  • Balance sheet/account reconciliation reviews
  • Global close process oversight/coordination/review assistance
  • Quarterly analysis/review packages
  • Other Specialty Accounting
  • 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. 
  • Provide quarterly and annual financial and disclosure related information to the Director of External Reporting for the Form 10-Q/10-K and ensure the accuracy and completeness of company filings for those respective disclosures.
  • Work with external auditors to provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and supporting schedules 
  • Prepare supplemental financial reports/analysis 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 specialty accounting functions.
  • Drive the development and implementation of financial policies, procedures and systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the specialty accounting functions.
  • Collaborate with various functional departments (Accounting, Finance, SEC Reporting, Investor Relations, Tax and Treasury) as appropriate.
  • Participate in various special projects as needed.
 
Responsible including but not limited to, the following areas:
 
  • Journal entry review and approval
  • Balance sheet/account reconciliation reviews
  • Global close process oversight/coordination/review assistance
  • Quarterly analysis/review packages
  • Other Specialty Accounting
  • 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. 
  • Provide quarterly and annual financial and disclosure related information to the Director of External Reporting for the Form 10-Q/10-K and ensure the accuracy and completeness of company filings for those respective disclosures.
  • Work with external auditors to provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and supporting schedules 
  • Prepare supplemental financial reports/analysis 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 specialty accounting functions.
  • Drive the development and implementation of financial policies, procedures and systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the specialty accounting 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