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USA Accounting Manager Full-time Job

1 year ago Financial Services Michigan City   1.4K views
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· 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


· 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.


· 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


· Accuracy, and on-time reporting

· External and internal Audit results.

· Continuous improvement of the efficiency accounting function and KPIs

· Group and Division accounting departments

· External and Internal Audit

· Internal customers: IS&S, Purchasing, Human Resources, Customer Center.

· Plants Controlling teams


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

** MUST be legally able to work in the U.S. without requirement of any type of visa sponsorship now and in the future.

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

Company Description
Shaped by innovation, investment and international success, Plastic Omnium’s history began in 1946. In the second half of the 20th century, the company diversified its operations, increased its manufacturing and commercial presence outside France, expanded its offering for public authorities and developed its two core businesses, while stepping up investment programs to develop innovative products and services. Since 2000, Plastic Omnium has nearly quintupled its revenue while consolidating its positions in its Environment and Automotive businesses. The Company’s growth is also driven by targeted acquisitions that expand the offering and extend the customer portfolio.
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