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Assistant Manager, Consolidations
Ref No.: 18-05889
Location: Pleasanton, California
Large Company has a Contract Opportunity in Pleasanton, CA

This role will be for 2-3 months

The Assistant Manager of Consolidations plays a critical role in planning and managing the global consolidations close process and delivering consolidated financial statements to senior management on a monthly basis. In this role, you will gain a deep understanding of the systems and processes supporting the global consolidation process and you will play a critical role in the record to report process, including ensuring adequate financial reporting controls are working effectively. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with various cross-functional teams, including the International finance and accounting teams, IT, Tax & Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate Financial Planning and Corporate Communications. In this role you will manage one direct report, set strategic objectives, develop staff, provide day-to-day support for staff, and drive toward world class results.

· Manage global general ledger close process, including developing calendars, issuing monthly close scorecard and maintaining process documentation (25%)

§ Partner with business units to provide support for close / reporting activities and support system change request process

§ Partner with IT on system change requests, timely resolution of close and reporting issues, and continuous improvement initiatives

· Review monthly consolidated financial statements and worldwide intercompany reconciliation (25%)

· Prepare select quarterly consolidated schedules, including long term roll forwards and analytical insights for cash flow analytics (15%)

· Manage quarterly audit committee communications and quarterly significant transaction process (15%)

· Maintain and update selective Sarbanes Oxley documentation and perform self-assessments (10%)

· Participate in special projects including identify and implement process improvements as part of continuous improvement initiatives (10%)

Required Qualifications:

· Strong understanding of US GAAP and financial statements

· Strong leadership and project management skills

· Management financial reporting experience

· Strong analytical skills

· Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner

· Strong organizational skills with strong attention to detail

· Ability to prioritize and self-manage workload

· Ability to take ownership of issues and ensure timely resolution

· Ability to work on cross functional activities and form solid business relationships

· Flexible, adaptable, and proactive

· Ability to influence and drive change

· Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel

Desired Qualifications:

· Proven close process improvement experience

· SAP and HFM knowledge

· Solid ERP systems and process experience