Job Category: Accounting & Finance

Accounting Manager (CN)

Job Location: NJ

Responsible for (1) managing all closing, estimate and budgetary processes for various Corporate departments and the Companys external segment reporting (2) managing allocations to the divisions (3) overseeing variance reporting and analysis, (4) reviewing external auditors audit and quarterly review analyses, (5) ensuring adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley controls, (6) supervising several Financial Analysts (7) providing financial and accounting guidance to various Corporate departments and (8) assisting the Director of Corporate Accounting with special projects and GAAP research. Manage the monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes for various corporate departments. Timely and accurate review of actual results for completeness, accuracy and proper classification, and appropriate segmentation. Review allocations charged to divisions. Timely and accurate variance analysis and reporting. Identification, communication and tracking of risks and opportunities. Manage the monthly estimate process for various corporate cost centers. Challenge assumptions for completeness and reasonableness, including amount and timing. Provide guidance to analysts. Provide guidance to department business partners. Identification, communication and tracking of risks and opportunities. Timely and accurate reporting to management. Manage the preliminary and final budget processes for various corporate departments. Conduct meetings with cost center department business partners to develop and review budget packages. Challenge assumptions for reasonableness, amount and timing. Provide guidance to analysts. Provide guidance to cost center business partners. Review cost center budget packages and bridges for completeness, accuracy, and timing. Supervise several Financial Analysts and perform timely and accurate review of work prepared by the Financial Analysts, including: Various balance sheet accounts, including accruals and prepaids. Year-end schedules in support of the Companys 10-Q or 10-K. Various other items as needed or assigned. Prepare various audit and quarterly review analyses for the corporate income statement for submission to the external auditors. Ensure adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley control narratives for areas of responsibility. Work with Internal Audit department to update narratives when processes change. Provide financial and accounting guidance and support to various corporate departments as needed. Assist the Director of Corporate Accounting with special projects and GAAP research. Train and develop associates. Evaluate staff performance. Experience: 6+ years. Education: Minimum four year degree in Accounting/Finance. CPA preferred. Skills: Strong analytical skills required. Able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities required. Ability to see the big picture while working with the details will make for a successful candidate. Ability to quickly learn various systems such as SAP and Essbase needed. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Significant level of decision making in relation to accounts such as determining adjustments needed to properly state activity in accordance with GAAP. Ability to handle multiple tasks with adherence to deadlines is required. Ability to suggest and create meaningful analysis for various business conditions on an ad hoc basis is required. Initiative in researching issues is required. Ability to improve processes a plus. Please contact Christian Narag at cnarag@clarkdavis.com

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