Experienced Accountant - Compliance & Operations Accounting
Location:
Memphis , Tennessee
Posted:
September 21, 2016
Reference:
1039291


About the company
A career at the company offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, the company colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. the company, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description
This position will support the Site Compliance & Operations Accounting team. This team is responsible for leading programs and efforts to ensure site compliance with SOX controls and Accounting Policies and managing both internal and external audits. The team will also be responsible for select Operations Accounting activities. This role works closely with GRCC and Corporate Audit, and involves has responsibility for certain elements of month end close and serves as site compliance lead. Responsibilities include preparing required journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and web forms. In addition, this team will be responsible for supporting all Enabling Finance related questions for GFS-A supported functions and supporting projects related to site compliance, EFF support or other initiatives. Key activities summarized below:
• Perform daily activities surrounding teams' assigned areas of responsibility
• Perform month end financial close activities
• Prepare quarterly and year end reporting
• Collaborate with GRCC, global compliance leads, Enabling Finance colleagues, and Controllers/Consolidations, on strategic projects and process improvements. Involvement will require strong problem solving, communication, presentation skills and analytical skills
• Support efforts related to system changes and/or implementations impacting team
• Support processing efficiencies utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
• Ensure process changes are in compliance with the company accounting / internal control policies and SOX, including related document maintenance
• Assist in automating accounting processes, analysis techniques and reporting functionality
• Work with other departments / international locations to research, analyze and resolve irregularities and discrepancies
• Maintain and develop relationships with groups serviced by GFS Americas as well as within GFS

Responsibilities
Some of the key position responsibilities are:
• Ensure processes are in compliance with the company accounting policies and US GAAP
• Participate in select activities involving the month end close
• Assist with internal audit activities as needed
• Assist with GRCC controls testing/special project work
• Consistently meet deadlines with the assistance of others; maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items
• Participate in and/or lead special projects and other initiatives that are in addition to existing role and responsibility
• Prepare complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation involving new activities and/or updating for process changes as required
• Willingness to accept occasional travel for meetings and projects
• Deliver assigned work product requiring little or no correction
• Research technical and operational accounting issues and provide range of potential solutions
• Identify issues proactively and communicate to manager along with potential range of solutions
• Consistently meet communicated deadlines with little to no assistance
• Engage directly with customers and business partners on routine activities and deliverables; begin to develop relationships
• Lead the implementation of continuous improvement projects
• Participate on organization committees
• Participate in all relevant training

Qualifications
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required
• CPA eligible
• 3+ years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience
• Public accounting experience preferred
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
• Basic and intermediate accounting and financial reporting skills that include the following:
- Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, Power Point) required
- Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls environments and/or SOX controls
- ERP system experience preferred
- Demonstrated advanced technical financial reporting knowledge and experience
- Advanced SAP and HFM skills
- Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and solve problems in an unstructured environment
- Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and operations colleagues in all applicable the company Finance and business functional areas

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
the company is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. the company also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. the company is an E-Verify employer.
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