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Senior Accountant – External Reporting
Pittsburgh, PA

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Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant – External Reporting to join the Corporate Finance team based  in Pittsburgh, PA. This is an exciting and challenging role at the center of in-house expertise on technical accounting. This is part of a team of highly qualified CPAs and finance experts with extensive experience in financial accounting and business matters. This position will have considerable ongoing interaction with a wide group of partners across the company.

In this role, you will continue to build technical skills, and use and develop your project management abilities in a collaborative team environment. This position offers a variety of learning opportunities in both business and technical accounting matters. You will play a key role in the Company’s financial filings with the SEC, as well as working on the monthly consolidation of 130 legal entities located across 16 countries.

The role will work closely with the operations and regional finance teams to understand and create disclosures for our segment and consolidated results. You will be best positioned to succeed if you are a results-oriented, innovative thinker, with outstanding communication skills who demonstrates the highest level of integrity and trust.

The position reports to the Senior Manager – External Reporting and Consolidation.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of periodic, quarterly and annual SEC filings including detailed planning, cross-functional coordination, and preparation or review of assigned portions of the reports.
  • Prepare external financial statements, schedules, footnotes and management’s discussion and analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly earnings release package.
  • Collaborate with Investor Relations and Communications in preparing investor presentations and press releases.
  • Gain technical expertise by staying up to date on new accounting pronouncements; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations.
  • Support monthly close process: prepare and process consolidation journal entries; process HFM consolidation cycles per the standard schedule; perform month end reconciliations and checks; respond to operations finance team inquiries.
  • Build and maintain a good understanding of
  •  external and internal reporting structure and related accounting principles.
  • Coordinate with Financial Accounting to ensure that discontinued operations, acquisitions, and divestitures are recorded appropriately, which includes both system configuration and journal entries.
  • Analyze monthly financial results and summarize findings for senior management.
  • Review and analyze cash flow results for proper classification and disclosure.
  • Assist in managing the relationship with external auditors and the activities related to quarterly reviews and annual audit.
  • Perform analyses and special projects as requested by the Company’s senior financial management team.

About you:

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people and lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success we desire the following background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA certification required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in public accounting OR 3 years of experience in a US GAAP policy group of a publicly traded manufacturing company
  • Thorough knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting policies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organization and documentation skills
  • Enthusiastic about working in a team environment / good collaborator

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree
  • Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and/or Hyperion experience
  • Working knowledge of Oracle or equivalent ERP system


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