Job SummaryA key driver of accounting process harmonization and improvement, monitoring of accounting operations, assisting in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, and various finance technology initiatives.
This role partners closely with the Chief Accounting Officer, Operations Controller, regional Controllers, finance shared service teams, and the information technology team.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance) Assists with implementation of operations-focused accounting policies and consistent methods for management estimates produced by regional and centralized accounting teams.
Contributes to the migration of specific accounting processes and workload to global accounting centers of excellence. Works closely with Operations Controller, regional Controllers and accounting teams to successfully migrate these items without disruption to the internal control environment.
Assists in managing the SOX program in collaboration with Operations Controller and internal audit, including identifying key controls, testing of control environment and ensuring its stability on a continuous basis.
Assist with other internal control matters, including design, implementation, testing and remediation. Works closely with the Chief Accounting Officer and Operations Controller to ensure the successful first audit of internal controls under SOX in 2020.
Performs quality audits of key accounting policies. Calculates key performance indicators for the global accounting operations according to the Avantor Business System (ABS) and assists in action plans to improve performance.
May directly participate in and help to coordinate the accounting team’s involvement in technology projects. Works closely with the information technology team to develop more efficient and effective ways of gathering critical data for teams to apply in accounting and reporting processes.
Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Education / Training, Experience and Certifications) 4-6 years of professional experience Previous experience in operations accounting / internal auditing / controllership is an important consideration Experience with operational audits and internal controls testing is a plus Experience managing projects and other team members MBA in Finance with (minimum bachelor’s degree in Accounting) Certifications like CPA, CMA, CA etc.
are plus. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently) Strong knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls Significant experience with ERP systems, SAP a plus Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint Good problem solving, organizational, and communication skills Good project management skills (defines targets, monitors and reports progress, strong closure) Promotes a collaborative atmosphere and style DISCLAIMER : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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