Senior Manager, Financial Reporting

Job Title: Senior Manager, Financial Reporting
Position Location: Westchester, IL
Business Unit: Corporate Accounting
Primary Function
Manage all external financial reporting and disclosures in compliance with SEC reporting regulations; manage statutory financial statements for holding companies; analyze and document significant accounting matters and technical accounting conclusions.
Supervision: Direct and indirect staff of two employees
Key Deliverables
All SEC filings for 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, including preparation, review, electronic filing, and coordination with general counsel's office
Manage over 20 statutory legal entity and holding company financial statement preparation and local regulatory filings; work directly with third-party oversight group and third-party audits of the financial statements to ensure timely completion
Manage company-wide cash flow preparation, review, compliance, and reporting
Responsible for monthly internal reporting
Analyze and document significant accounting matters and technical accounting conclusions including annual goodwill and intangible assets valuation and testing, derivative accounting, purchase accounting and other technical accounting areas, as needed
Research new accounting and SEC reporting standards as they evolve prior to issuance, drafting technical position papers for the Company, as applicable
Support M&A activity including purchase accounting and valuation of purchase after close in partnership with external experts.
Assist with Corporate oversight of SOX 404 process
Agility and Innovation
Identify efficiencies and improvements in the financial reporting process
Provide timely research and documentation regarding SEC / FASB reporting issues, including benchmarking regarding new accounting standards and / or accounting issues
Relationships and People
Coordinate with Investor Relations, Financial Planning, Legal, and Treasury teams for SEC filings, including 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K
Coordinate with the company's external independent auditor
Participate in communication of foreign subsidiary accounting teams in changes in US GAAP or SEC financial reporting
Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:
Bachelor's in accounting is required. Masters in Accounting or MBA is a plus.
CPA or equivalent is required.
At least 8-10 years of relevant experience, including at least 5-6 years of Public Accounting experience
Strong executive presence and technical accounting background (especially foreign exchange & pension accounting), derivative accounting (esp hedge accounting) with public company experience strongly desired
Proficiency in US GAAP accounting principles as well as understanding of SOX and Operational/Financial Risks
Manufacturing or retail accounting experience also a plus.
Specific experience associated with SEC filings and technical accounting areas, including the accounting for derivative financial instruments
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Travel required on ad hoc basis
Foreign language skills are a plus
Desired behavior, personal attributes, (Success Drivers and Competencies):
Willingness to research answers for unanswered questions
Collaborative and open to sharing and learning new concepts and ideas.
Demonstrated ability to build, maintain and leverage relationships with Senior Management
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Ability to motivate and drive results in multi-geographic and multi-cultural environment
Relocation Available: Yes €“ Relocation Internationally Considered
Grade Level: I

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