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Manager, Corporate Accounting & Consolidations

Company: Buckingham Search
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Manager of Corporate Accounting and Consolidations will be responsible for the consolidation of financial results and ultimate financial reporting of company results, in addition to oversight of all Corporate Accounting / Technical Accounting areas for the joint venture. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Manager of Corporate Accounting and Consolidations will help build an accounting structure and key processes from the ground up. Additionally, he/she will provide oversight for global financial reporting ensuring it meets the needs of the organization and complies with all applicable regulations. She/he will provide leadership and oversight of all financial, technical accounting, and control policies as well as be responsible for maintaining a strong control environment and oversight function.

The ideal candidate is a financial executive who is a curious self-starter and interested in doing more than closing the books. He/she will be excited about the opportunity to build a new global function and then lead that function to provide actionable insights to the business.


  • Experience with internal control over financial reporting (SOX) in order to evaluation/maintain control environment of the newly spun-off business
  • Lead a small team (2-3) responsible for consolidation of financial results for North America and Europe and preparation of external financial statements (including footnotes to the financial statements), including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statements of Cash Flows and Statements of Shareholder's Equity
  • Lead a team responsible for completion of technical accounting areas within the Corporate segment including the following:
    • Hedge accounting
    • Accounting for special compensation and benefit arrangements, including share-based compensation and pension accounting
    • Accounting for unique technical accounting areas as they arise
    • Review and oversight of Balance Sheet and Income Statement output from parent company accounting teams
    • Own the global consolidation and close process and related reporting
    • Proactively perform account fluctuation analysis, reconciliations, ad-hoc analysis, and management reporting
    • Drive continued efficiency and simplification across Finance processes and provide critical direction and input to the development and design of new standalone systems
    • Support required financial (internal or external) audits and be the lead responsible for management of the external audit process
    • Hire, develop, and retain top-tier finance professionals through thought leadership, timely feedback and mentoring as well as appropriate coaching and mentoring
    • Promote a team culture of high performance, efficiency and simplification across financial and accounting processes
      • Undergraduate university degree: graduate degree (MS/MA/MBA) preferred, CPA required
      • 5-8 years of relevant professional experience, including oversight of a small team with a large corporate setting in a multinational environment
      • Experience with CPG or global, matrixed manufacturing organization is a plus; experience developing or growing a team is preferred
      • Hands-on, collaborative, proactive, transparent, urgent and able to deal with ambiguity
      • Overall demonstration of advisory capabilities, supported by a solid understanding of the business, external labor market, competitive landscape, and data analytics; previous agency or search firm experience is also relevant and will be considered
      • Experience in financial and management reporting, consolidation, technical accounting, SEC reporting and systems deployment experience
      • Strong understanding of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements including internal controls and reporting skills
      • Supervisory experience with a small Controllership team including performance management, training, and development
      • Overall analytical skills and reasoning abilities

Keywords: Buckingham Search, Chicago , Manager, Corporate Accounting & Consolidations, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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