Manage all accounting related activities for the Americas and provide IFRS/GAAP guidance for the Americas
Key Task and Responsibilities
Manage all accounting operations for the Americas including Invoicing, Credit & Collections, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Cost & Inventory Accounting.
Be the subject matter expert on revenue recognition, lease accounting and other GAAP/IFRS topics
Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements, including ensuring all inter-company transactions are recorded appropriately.
Assume the lead role in month-end and year-end close process, including being the liaison with the external auditors for annual audit work & coordinating the annual physical inventory.
Experience with multi-currency accounting for transactions and translations.
Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements.
Work with 3rd party income tax preparers to ensure accurate and timely income filings (federal and state).
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
Coordinate and direct the preparation of the balance sheet budget/financial forecasts and supply chain variances.
Drive effective cash management through best practices in collections and payables as well as lead short-term cash flow forecasting for the Americas.
Manage a small team across multiple accounting functions.
Skills and Attributes
Communication- ability to explain financial statements and accounting principles/ treatment in terms that assist the CFO and other leadership team members in understanding & improving business performance.
Analytical- ability to analyze trends and look for exceptions; ability to isolate drivers of variances.
Process Improvement- experience driving process improvement through end-to-end process analyses as well as automation opportunities.
Organization- ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and bring those projects to completion on a timely basis.
Management- established clear and specific goals to manage the performance of his/her team and the individuals on the team.
5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience