Director, External Financial Reporting and Compliance
As the Director of External Financial Reporting and Compliance, you will report directly to the Vice President of Financial Reporting. In collaboration with a dedicated team, you will play a vital role in our external SEC filings. This role brings opportunities for close collaboration with various teams within the Global Controllership, Investor Relations, Legal, Tax, Treasury, and Segment Accounting and Finance teams. This high-profile role provides excellent visibility to executive leadership and abundant growth potential.
As the Director, you will spearhead the preparation of Form 10-Q and Form 10-K reports filed with the SEC, gather supporting documentation, and perform tie-outs. You will also prepare key financial schedules and dashboards to present to senior leadership. Part of your role includes managing the quarterly earnings process, which involves reviewing executive scripts and other earnings materials, obtaining supporting documentation, and performing tie-outs.
You will also be responsible for overseeing financial reports, balance sheet accounts, and financial audits by analyzing financial data, comparing data to third-party information, budgets, or actual results. You will be required to research and review balance sheet account variances, discuss business impacts to the profit and loss within accounting rules, present results to senior leadership, and ensure audits are managed for timeliness and accuracy.
A significant part of your role will involve managing accounting operations by researching emerging trends and standards of external governing bodies, using knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting standards to perform financial statement analysis and accounting, identifying, correcting, and reporting discrepancies in financial statements and accounting transactions to ensure compliance with government reporting requirements and statutory filing procedures.
As the Director, you will ensure reporting compliance by developing, communicating, and ensuring consistent application of policies, rules, and regulations. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and interpreting internal financial statements and supporting documentation for compliance with accounting and reporting regulations, ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Your role will also involve driving the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs, developing and communicating business plans and priorities, removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance, providing resources, and developing contingency plans.
In terms of risk management, you will manage complex control structures to mitigate risk of financial misstatement by examining and monitoring at various stages, participating on cross-functional teams to develop new processes, ensuring proper controls are present in new and existing financial functions, and working to enhance reporting transparency of company financial systems.
As a team leader, you will contribute to a team-based work environment and ensure diversity awareness. You’ll be required to promote and support company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application, ensuring compliance with them.
Qualifications and Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting
– CPA certification with 4-8 years progressively responsible experience, including experience in public accounting with a large firm
– Knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
– Ability to work in a challenging environment and manage tight deadlines and competing priorities
– Detail-oriented, accurate, and inquisitive nature
– Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, Wdesk (Workiva) or similar for reporting 10-Qs, 10-K, and 8-Ks, including working knowledge of XBRL
– Working knowledge of ERP and consolidation systems
– Demonstrated experience working and collaborating cross-functionally and multi-nationally
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