Manager, Corporate Accounting

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Manager, Corporate Accounting is a critical role that provides accounting and external reporting support for the Treasury function as well as for pensions & OPEB benefits and intangible assets. Treasury support responsibilities include the accurate accounting for unusual and/or complex transactions (debt, financial instruments, investments, capital leases). The ability to research accounting literature and form opinions and recommendations is required.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure the correct accounting and reporting for the Company's debt, investments, financial instruments, capital leases, pension & OPEB benefits and intangible assets
  • Manage month-end close for these areas, including reviewing and approving journal entries and related schedules (to support consolidations, cash flow reporting, etc.)
  • Prepare and/or review key footnote disclosures for External Reporting (10-Q/K)
  • Perform technical accounting research and develop recommendations
  • Act as a global subject matter expert for these areas
  • Identify opportunities to improve / streamline current processes and procedures
  • Manage two direct reports (one manager and one senior accountant)
  • Provide technical accounting support for potential transactions on an ad hoc basis

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required; CPA preferred
  • 6 - 8 years of finance and accounting experience (minimum 4 years of accounting responsibilities)
  • Ability to learn technical accounting concepts
  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to achieve accurate and timely results
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to collaborate across functions
  • Proficient in SAP, HFM and Excel
  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities and aptitude for continuous improvement and change

Key Stakeholders:
  • Corporate Controller's organization (Consolidations, External Reporting)
  • Treasury
  • Tax
  • Human Resources (Health & Welfare)

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled