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Accounting Manager- Consolidation and Financial Reporting
Ref No.: 18-20049
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Accounting Manager - Consolidation and Financial Reporting
Boston, MA
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What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?

CPA, Big 10 experience (preferably Big 4)

 
Job description

The Accounting Manager, Consolidation and Financial Reporting is a key member of the Global Controlling team, which is responsible for accounting and reporting for this $2 billion, multi-national company and one of the most iconic brands in the world.  This role is responsible for the success of month-end close, consolidation, intercompany accounting, and financial reporting.  The ideal candidate is a very hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves type of manager who understands the intricacies of a large, dynamic, global organization and thrives in a best-in-class environment.  A successful candidate will be a leader with a track record of coaching and developing team members, with a passion for delivering excellence in financial reporting.  This role is a first step into the Controlling team and can grow into opportunities within the group of brands.

 

The Corporate Accounting Manager, Consolidation and Financial Reporting reports to the Global Accounting Director and is supported by a small team of professional accountants.  This role interacts with and must partner successfully with Global Controlling, the Tax and Treasury teams as well as other stakeholders including the Global Controller and functional leads within the Controller's group.

        
Responsibilities:
  • Work with geography accounting teams to ensure the consolidation is executed timely and accurately, ensuring that intercompany accounts are in balance and eliminations are recorded correctly.  Report on the status of aged intercompany balances and proactively work with controlling and other functions to execute and account for complex intercompany transactions.
  • Be the leader for process improvement related to the consolidation, intercompany accounting, and monthly financial reporting.  Identify and implement strategies for the company to execute its accounting and reporting responsibilities with greater efficiency by automating processes and reducing manual work effort.
  • Draft and coordinate the preparation of quarterly SEC disclosures for MD&A, Segment reporting, and financial statement footnotes.
  • Be a leader on the Controlling team on the use of the company's financial reporting tools, including Business Planning and Consolidation for SAP, Business Objects, and Tableau.  Grow the team's knowledge and proficiency on the use of these tools to enhance financial reporting capability and provide greater value to our business partners.
  • Own the company's treasury accounting and operations, including partnering in executing hedges against foreign currency risks and executing treasury transactions.
  • Develop an understanding of chart of financial accounts and how the chart of accounts evolves as the business grows.  Support the management and organization of the master data that is captured in SAP (ERP system).
  • Support the Global Accounting Director in researching and resolving complex technical accounting issues and implementing new accounting policies.
  • Supervise and oversee the growth and professional development of multiple team members.
Qualifications:
  • At least 5-8 years of combined experience in a Big Four Accounting Firm as well as in industry working for a publicly held company in a leadership role related to consolidation or the month end close.
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Prior experience at a management level in a global, multi-currency environment.  Experience with a Fortune 500/multinational consumer products company is preferred. 
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting and working knowledge of the fundamentals of corporate tax and transfer pricing.
  • Strong knowledge of large company ERP tools, such as SAP or Oracle.
  • Self-motivated, conscientious, detailed and deadline-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with varying priorities, commitment to quality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain organized in a fast-paced environment at a rapidly evolving company and industry.