Senior Director, Financial Reporting

US-IL-Lincolnshire
Job ID
37566
Function
Finance

Overview

A leader to manage the Financial Reporting function/strategy and staff.   Leads the Financial Reporting compliance efforts with the preparation, review, submission and distribution of financial reports required by governmental and regulatory agencies. Responsible for leading technical accounting team and setting global accounting policies. Manages the overall SOX process and external audit relationship. Works closely with corporate controllership team to identify areas of improvement for global process and standarization.  Drives improvement to overall internal controls structure within the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the strategy for all preparation and completion of applicable financial agency filings
  • Oversees Financial Reporting activities through management of staff and management level professionals.
  • Leads all process development and data gathering,and analysis of financial data relative to the preparation of required regulatory filings. Reports can include among others: 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, proxy statements and the annual report.
  • Manages functional strategy for preparation of cash flow statements, earnings release calculations, equity footnotes and other equity related disclosures.
  • Responsible for developing accounting policies for the global organization.
  • Maintains close relationship with regional and corporate controllers along with business operations finance team members to drive process improvement and efficiency in the organization.
  • Oversees function to ensure important review and interpretation of new and proposed accounting regulations are conducted. Advises Finance leadership on important regulations.
  • Manages individuals responsible for technical accounting matters.
  • Evaluates Financial Reporting processes and impact on the company.
  • Leads transition from internal audit of the SOX process within the organization, including identifying critical risks to the organization, administration of self-assessment processes and overall assessment of internal controls within the organization.
  • Leads management of budget and critical processes for department.
  • Recommends changes and develops improved policy and procedures for Financial Reporting function; including global accumulation of information required for necessary external reporting.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with company management and Finance leadership.
  • Utilizes expertise to select, develop and evaluate Financial Reporting staff and management to ensure the efficient operation of the function

Qualifications

  • Required Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. CPA preferred.
  • Preferred Work Experience (years): 
    • Minimum of 20 years of experience in Accounting or Finance with 5 years management experience.
  • Key Skills and Competencies: 
    • Experience with complex technical accounting issues.
    • Experience with multi-national organization, multi-currencies and hedging programs
    • Advanced Excel and database skills
    • Advanced Technical Financial experience and advanced knowledge of financial reporting regulations (i.e. SEC, EU, FASB).
    • Advanced strategic and implementation of process improvements
    • Demonstrated ability to interface with management levels across functions
    • Strong leadership and people management skills

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