Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job #: 2639
Job Type: Direct Hire
Category: Accounting Manager
This role is for a Minnesota based Fortune 1000 technology and business transformation company. Our client is looking for a strong accounting leader who thrives in a high pressure environment and has a sense of urgency. This position will require a focus on coaching and professional development for a team of seven direct reports.

Essential Functions
•    Ensure the timely and accurate monthly consolidated accounting close through effective coordination of processes and practices with division accounting teams while promoting strong fiscal period internal controls.
•    Subject matter expert on enterprise accounting policies to collaborate with the technical accounting team and other finance and accounting teams to understand, apply and provide advice on accounting and reporting issues that arise. Provide education, training, and support to business areas related to accounting policies.
•    Management of the account reconciliation policy, process and practices. Ensure account reconciliation policy and deadlines are adhered to and report summarized results to senior management.
•    Attract, recruit, and retain highly trained and motivated accounting staff.  Train, mentor and manage accounting staff. Establish and communicate clear performance expectations, provide feedback and conduct performance reviews.
•    Monitor and analyze department work to increase team efficiency while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
•    Oversight of complex accounting activities, such as environmental reserve, pension benefit plans, inter-company transactions, consolidations, etc.
•    Establish and monitor processes and controls necessary to comply with SOX and internal control requirements and procedures related to accounting practices.  Coordinate internal and external audit activities.
•    Subject matter expert for ERP and other business system projects.
•    Maintain governance of general ledger chart of accounts, profit center & cost center structure, and user access to general ledger.

•    Bachelors in Accounting, CPA highly preferred
•    10 years experience in a major company or large corporation, 5 years of management experience, 3 years of public accounting experience
•    Strong knowledge of US general accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
•    Proficiency in SAP or larger ERP system
•    Efficient modeling capabilities and advanced knowledge of Excel with strong attention to detail
•    Sound analytical and critical thinking skills with a strategic mindset
•    Ability to lead and effectively develop employees
•    Ability to influence and challenge through effective verbal and written communication and collaboration across all levels of the organization


Interested? Apply directly online or call us at 612-333-6444

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