Leads monthly corporate accounting process (journal
entries, reconciliations, consolidation, reporting).
Establish and maintain internal controls and accounting
policies/procedures and educate global finance teams on all changes to
accounting standards to ensure the protection of assets and investments.
Formulates and administers approved accounting practices throughout the
organization to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately
reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information
necessary to control operations.
Through rigorous processes and procedures, ensure that
a high level of quality control and management review is in place to
deliver timely and accurate financial information; manage the completion
of timely/accurate internal and external financial reporting and analysis
of business reports ensuring compliance with accounting policies.
Ensure an accurate and timely monthly close is
completed in accordance with a closing calendar. Review and approve
journal entries emphasizing accuracy and control; manage complex
Proposes recommendations for changes and improvements
to accounting policies/procedures; drives and partners with
cross-functional teams to develop and implement approved changes.
Manage external audit process as liaison with outside
auditors and tax preparers.
Implement accounting best practices across new and
existing processes and procedures, specifically focusing on optimization
and the reduction of manual processes; ensure the completion and
compliance and of all accounting policies, including desk-top procedures.
Travel as needed to conduct audits (both domestic and
Position reports to Corporate Controller in Solon, OH.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; CPA designation
5-10 years’ experience in General Accounting.
General ledger knowledge required.
Expert level accounting knowledge required, including
Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order
to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results
and find solutions.
Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving
complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve
Ability to communicate clearly and timely (both
verbally and written) with the highest professionalism.
Ability to inspire and foster team trust and community
while building strategic relationships, achieving common goals and
considering all points of view.
Has integrity and maintains confidentiality.
Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with
all levels of the organization.
Demonstrates initiative and achievement.
Deadline-oriented and displays sense of urgency.
Public Accounting experience preferred.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally