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USA Accounting Manager

DATE2019-05-24
JOB FAMILYFINANCES
COUNTRYUnited States
LOCATIONTROY - MICHIGAN
CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION Clean Energy Systems

MISSION

  • The Accounting Manager is responsible to lead the USA accounting function
  • This includes the accurate and timely analysis of the company financials, as well as, the management of the internal/external audit function
  • He/she should establish, implement and monitor internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Work is performed in a fast paced environment within tight time constraints
  • Unusual hours and travel may be required
  • This is a salaried exempt position

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the monthly review of the accounting records of 6 USA reporting locations
  • Organize and oversee the monthly closing and reporting process
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS and corporate accounting standards, policies and procedures
  • Participate in the monthly rolling forecasting process of the P&L down to Net Result.
  • Responsible for the monthly rolling forecast process of the free cash-flow and the debt.
  • Supervise directly 2 A/R positions, and 1 A/P position in the Troy office. 4 A/P positions at plant level report to this position dotted-line.
  •  Co-ordinate with plant controlling personnel at 5 manufacturing facilities
  • Define and implement accounting rules and KPIs for the country in accordance with Group policies and Goals
  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of the Accounting tools in close cooperation with division. This role includes being the Business Process Owner for SAP FI.
  • Coordinate business flows with other departments (Purchasing, Customer Center, Human resources etc…) to ensure the accuracy of the reported figures and to comply with Group and local rules.

ACTIVITIES

  • Provide guidance to plant and regional office finance personnel on accounting issues
  • Propose and implement improvements to current processes
  • Oversee the accounting, reporting and balancing of inter-company activity with global affiliates
  • Supervise the reporting of capital expenditures, analysis of variances from budget and forecasted spending
  • Responsible for pension accounting, actual, forecast and budget
  • Responsible for USA tax accounting, current and deferred taxes, actual, forecast and budget
  • Prepare support for USA tax returns, calculate state apportionment
  • Review transfer-pricing documentation for cross-border transactions
  • Analyze foreign exchange impact in USD financial statements.
  • Responsible for completion of US Census Bureau reporting
  • Prepare USA-entity financial statements with footnotes
  • This role is the interlocutor or entry-point in the country for the Division or Group for any accounting topic related to the country.
  • Organize, implement and track with Division and IS&S the improvements of the SAP ERP for the Fi module.
  • Track and implement accounting KPIs to improve the efficiency of the accounting function.
  • Adhoc reporting
  • Develop a strong and motivated team of accounting collaborators
  • Promotes and exemplifies Clean Energy Systems values to all associates
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement and corrective action activities
  • Must successfully complete all Clean Energy Systems  required training
  • Must comply with all work rules, policies and procedures, including safety rules
  • Provide support to other positions as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

PROFILE REQUIRED

Personal Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA with 5 years of experience at a major public accounting firm
  • 5 years of experience in a corporate financial position
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, or automotive preferred

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
  • Knowledge of SAP as an integrated ERP required, Candidate must have the expertise of the Fi module, CO module would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of HFM
  • Knowledge of BNA and MfgPro, a plus
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Basic ability to navigate Internet and Internet software packages
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Must be flexible, dependable and creative
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills (English required)
  • Ability to collect, maintain and analyze data
  • Must be able to manage time and determine priorities
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Work requires standing, walking, bending, stooping and sitting
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