The Director of Accounting plays the leading role in ensuring the completeness and accuracy of all transactions in the general ledger in accordance with both US GAAP & IFRS Accounting Standards. Key responsibilities include monthly financial closings, corporate reporting, reconciliation and analysis, as well as various ad hoc management requests. This role will require collaboration with almost all aspects of the business, with primary goals of ensuring accurate recognition and reporting of all transactions, and helping the organization achieve its financial goals. This role will report to the Corporate Controller and be a key partner within the company to improve the accounting processes.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for driving the month-end close process, which includes balance sheet reconciliations, ad-hoc analyses, trial balance reviews, and financial statement preparation, while adhering to tight deadlines
Establish and maintain accounting policies and procedures, as well as identify new policies and areas of improvement.
Responsible for reviewing general ledger activity across all lines of business, including our global entities
Improve account reconciliation process, drive deadlines, enhance deliverables as they pertain to the month-end close and financial statement preparation process
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Work with external auditors and lead internal audit initiatives
Researching technical accounting issues to ensure compliance
Partner closely with all department managers to support their needs for transaction accounting, reporting and analysis
Education & Professional Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
MBA and/or CPA is highly desirable
Prior audit experience or experience working with external auditors highly desirable
Experience identifying areas for improvement and implementation of more effective and efficient processes and controls
Strong track record of building and managing successful teams, and an ability to manage and motivate team members in changing environment
Experience with foreign subsidiary financial reporting
Maintain a high level of integrity, confidentiality and professional skepticism
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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