• Director, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting

    Job Locations US-WA-Ann Arbor
    ID
    2019-6390
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    GrowthMindset is seeking a Director - Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting for a direct hire position in Ann Arbor, MI with one of our leading clients.

     

    This role reports to the Vice President of Finance and Controller.  The critical responsibilities of this role are as follows:

    • Lead  global financial reporting functions by ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP and corporate policies  
    • Manage financial planning and analysis processes including annual strategic plan, annual operating planning, monthly forecasting and actual reporting cycles; oversee compliance with internal controls
    • Provide technical accounting guidance and oversight for non-standard transactions and activities
    • Support processes for establishing, measuring and delivering upon corporate financial objectives; deliver information and analysis to support proactive management decision making
    • Lead team of direct/indirect reports; provide functional leadership by fostering teamwork, providing coaching and developing team members
    • Assist with special project activities including complex technical accounting matters, M&A activities, business improvement projects, restructuring programs, working capital initiatives, etc.

    Responsibilities

    Financial Planning and Reporting:

    • Manage preparation and validation of management reports and presentation materials for monthly reporting, Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR’s) and similar
    • Oversee quarterly reporting processes to support Amcor external reporting
    • Oversee all accounting and reporting systems to ensure resources, tools and processes are in place to achieve delivery in full, on time and in specification (DIFOTIS) of financial reporting relative to monthly actual, routine forecast, budget and strategic planning
    • Coordinate with VP Finance, CFO, ARP Lead Team, BU management and other stakeholders to meet their information needs and accomplish reporting objectives
    • Develop and oversee planning and execution of the corporate requirements relating to the annual budget and strategic plan processes as well as monthly forecast
    • Oversee and continuously improve the monthly closing, consolidation and reporting cycle
    • Develop and deliver management financial and operational performance reporting
    • Oversee the administration of the SAP-BPC Financial Consolidation system used for the company’s monthly reporting, operating plan and strategic plan.

     

    Technical Accounting and Tax:

    • Research, document and conclude on significant technical accounting issues (purchase accounting, divestures, leasing, taxes, etc.);
    • Act as the Subject Matter Expert to educate accounting / finance personnel and business partners across the Company on developing technical accounting items
    • Coordinate with parent company on technical accounting matters to obtain alignment on technical accounting conclusions as necessary 
    • Coordinate with corporate Tax Group on Completion of consolidated tax reporting requirements

     

    Financial Management:

    • Drive outperformance planning, financial initiatives and best practice implementation across BU’s and functions
    • Ensure all aspects of sound fiscal management of the  operations, incorporating treasury and cash flow management and financial planning
    • Identify and drive best practices, promoting the implementation of new requirements and process improvements

     

    Internal Controls and Compliance:

    • Oversee  internal controls / SOX processes and compliance activities
    • Ensure compliance with the corporate policies and procedures, US GAAP and applicable local statutory/regulatory requirements.
    • Coordinate implementation of corporate policies. 
    • Coordinate external audit engagement review and related activities related to quarterly reporting periods and statutory close requirements
    • Continuously refine and maintain  finance & accounting policies

     

    Annual Audit:

    • Oversee  external audit as well as numerous other statutory and joint ventures audits. 
    • Manage senior level relationships with external and internal auditors.

     

    Team Leadership & Talent Development:

    • Lead, manage and develop team of accounting and reporting professionals team members
    • Attract, retain, engage, motivate and develop bench strength within the team to enable internal promotion and transfer as opportunities arise

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Minimum undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Professional accreditation preferred (CPA, CA or similar)

    Experience:

    • 10 to 15 years of accounting and reporting experience in an international environment; experience; experience with SEC reporting and manufacturing strongly preferred
    • Experience leading and managing a team of direct and indirect professionals
    • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP accounting and tax; ability to effectively communicate complex matters to non-technical audience
    • Knowledge and experience with working with Latin America; ability to work in a multi-cultural environment is preferred
    • Strong interpersonal and decision-making skills
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
    • Effective communicator at all levels with strong oral, written & influencing skills
    • Due diligence and acquisition integration experience in acquisitions is desirable
    • Working experience with international audit firms is required

    Competencies:

    Required Finance Competencies:

    • Financial reporting / consolidation
    • Financial, planning and analysis responsibility in a multi-national public company setting
    • Shared service / transactional accounting management
    • Internal controls responsibility
    • Profitability performance
    • Standards & procedures development
    • Restructuring program oversight
    • Project management

      Required Leadership Competencies:

    • Strategic agility and problem-solving capability
    • Strong communications skills – interpersonal, presentation, written, spoken
    • Strong business acumen
    • Drive for results
    • Ability to lead and build effective teams; maintain effective relationships with all key stakeholders

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