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Senior Manager, Financial Reporting

Senior Manager, Financial Reporting

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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 degree 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 Considered


      Grade Level: I