Accounting Systems Specialist — Americas
Summary of Position
Responsible for reviewing, analyzing and optimizing accounting business processes (OTC/PTP/ATR) and systems; including follow-up, recommendations, and improvements. Assist in the regions monthly accounting closing and reporting cycle. Including the preparation, analysis, and communication of the financial and operational reporting results. Direct supervision of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Teams.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required, MBA or CPA preferred.
- 5+ years of experience in operational and corporate accounting; supervisory experience strongly desired.
- Strong knowledge of ERP-oriented accounting systems, SAP experience required.
- Prior accounting experience working with foreign legal entities preferred.
- Proven track record of troubleshooting and streamlining accounting and business system processes.
- Proficient computer skills including MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software applications.
- Knowledge of other computer systems (i.e.- Basware, Concur, Sage)
- Excellent time management skills.
- Ability to listen, communicate (written and verbal), excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading and effective follow-up skills.
- Ability to work independently, self-starter, energetic.
- Able to handle highly confidential information.
- Must be detail-oriented.
- Able to adhere to tight deadlines.
Major Areas of Responsibility
- Lead or participate in project teams as required to address process improvements.
- Supervision and guidance of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Teams.
- Manage weekly vendor payments and cash forecast to ensure prudent cash management.
- Assist with the month-end closing process to ensure deadlines are met.
- Back-up to General Ledger Accountant.
- Prepares and distributes the monthly financial statements, management reports, and other internal reports as required.
- Performs detailed financial statement analyses, including discussions on various issues.
- Assist the Controller and Managing Director with preparing the regional annual budget.
- Analyzes costs/margins for budget and variance planning.
- Serve as liaison to regional controller, assisting them with financial reporting related issues.
- Prepare reports and analysis and recommendations as requested.
- Review and approve reconciliations of general ledger accounts.
- Assist the Controller and members of the Americas Finance department as needed.
- Assist outside accountants/auditors as needed for annual audit.
- Attends required meetings both internal and external. This may include evening and weekend meetings as well as overnight travel.
- Perform other essential functions as assigned.
Measure of Performance and Accountability
- Exercises sound and prudent judgment.
- Identifies and corrects problems using root cause analysis.
- Systemic thinking.
- Actively seeks to eliminate manual work and leverages systems wherever possible.
- Look improve times required for processes and procedures (i.e.- month-end closing)
- Attention to detail and accuracy of work.
- Analytical and organizational skills.
- Exercises ethical decision making in all decisions.
- Exhibits teamwork and fosters a working relationship with all employees.
- Ability to communicate orally with shareholders, management, staff, vendors, and outside parties either face-to-face, over the telephone or in group settings.
- Produces written communications with clear, organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, grammar, and punctuation.
- Adheres to all Company safety standards, trainings, and other HS&E requirements.
- Reports injury/illness and/or environmental incidents.
The Incumbent Reports To:
Controller — Americas
Positions Reporting to the Incumbent:
Accounts receivable and Accounts payable staff members.
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