Sr. Accountant, External Reporting

  • 51545
  • 09 Sep 2019
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Accounting & Finance
  • $75,000 - $85,000
  • Amy Searles

Job Description

Senior Accountant, External Reporting

Primary Purpose:
 
Assist in the external reporting process by working on the preparation for 10Q/10K.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists in preparation of quarterly and year-end consolidated financial statements and related footnotes
  • Assists in XBRL tagging/review process during quarters and year-end
  • Reviews accuracy and completeness of segment/subsidiary financial data submitted for reporting
  • Assists in preparing annual goodwill impairment test for assigned reporting unit
  • Assists with complex accounting issues in a multi-currency and multi-location environment
  • Assist with technical accounting research and analysis and providing guidance to other groups within the company
  • Takes an active role in the global consolidation and analysis process and interacts with local and foreign subsidiaries
  • Assists with researching and assessing impact of updates to accounting pronouncements
  • Takes responsibility for understanding and analyzing key balance sheet accounts from a consolidated perspective with understanding of underlying entity components
  • Works within internal control guidelines and provides suggestions for improvement
  • Assists in submitting census reports
  • Provides financial information required by other groups within the company including Treasury, Legal, Tax and FP&A as needed
  • Works with external auditors and preparing related PBC schedules
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as assigned
  • Assists with preparing/reviewing schedules for Investor Relations 
Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with broad group of users with different backgrounds and languages
  • Accounting/finance background including understanding of external reporting and multiple currencies
  • Ability to understand and develop alternative solutions for issues and concerns
  • Able to use Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work effectively with various levels of management
  • Strong technical accounting research skills
Education/Training:
  • Accounting degree
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience, including public accounting experience in audit (prefer experience working on large public companies)
  • CPA preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience using Hyperion software would be preferred
  • Strong PC skills
  • Office environment