Sr. Finance Manager – SEC Reporting

  • Company: Baxter
  • Location: Deerfield, Illinois
  • Posted: December 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 17000A9Y
Sr. Finance Manager - SEC Reporting
Baxter International
Deerfield, IL

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company's global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter's employees worldwide are building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

Position Overview

  • Interfaces with a broad spectrum of Finance and non-Finance personnel globally - both in the businesses and across Corporate functions such as Investor Relations, Treasury, Tax, Stockholder Services and Legal.
  • Provides excellent top-level exposure to the financial performance of Baxter and each of its businesses.
  • Excellent exposure and development in U.S. GAAP and SEC rules.
  • Manage a team of 3: 1 first-level manager, 2 Sr. Financial Analysts

    Critical Responsibilities

  • Oversee preparation of the Annual Report and 10-Ks, 10-Qs and other SEC filings
  • Perform financial analysis/prepare Investor Relations and senior management for quarterly and year-end earnings release calls.
  • Oversee various technical accounting areas, e.g. derivatives and hedging, pensions, restructuring, stock-based compensation, leasing, revenue recognition, etc.
  • Maintain close relationship with regional and business operations finance teams to drive process improvements and efficiencies
  • Monitor GAAP and SEC developments and assist in the implementation of new accounting and disclosure standards.
  • Work with team to provide formal and informal GAAP and policies training to Finance employees globally.
  • Research and apply technical accounting guidance with respect to Baxter's significant, unusual and complex transactions and events in a variety of areas.
  • Support business development activities including business combinations and purchase accounting, valuations, investments, impairment analysis, etc.
  • Participate in the effort to maintain Baxter's SOX compliance.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.
  • Management of staff

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's / Master's degree in Accounting. CPA required.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience with at least 3 years of management experience. Public accounting experience with a national accounting firm preferred.
  • SEC reporting experience either with a public accounting firm or within the financial reporting group of a publicly-traded organization.
  • Strong technical, research, and analytical skills.
  • Close attention to detail, quality, and control.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, organizing, prioritizing and communicating effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Excel skills; experience with Hyperion a plus.

    A Career That Matters

    Baxter's employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day


    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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    Reasonable Accommodations
    Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an email to or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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