Director, Financial Reporting

Confidential Company  •  Chicago, IL

11 - 15 years experience  •  Insurance

$170K - $200K
Posted on 10/24/17
Confidential Company
Chicago, IL
11 - 15 years experience
Insurance
$170K - $200K
Posted on 10/24/17

Description of Duties  

We’re a publicly-traded, multi-billion insurance and financial services company, seeking a talented and motivated professional to join our Accounting team at its corporate headquarters in Chicago. The dynamic work environment at our corporation encourages critical thinking, engaging and empowering finance leaders to work collaboratively with others outside the finance function, and allowing them to achieve their potential, while still enabling work/life flexibility. Leading the Company’s financialreporting function, this position is a high profile role with significant interaction with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and other executives. 

Candidate Requirements 

Must-Haves 

10+ years of public and private accounting experience 

•Strong technical accounting background is required 

•Significant experience with risks/controls, particularly in the Sarbanes-Oxley environment 

BA/BS in Accounting/Finance 

•CPA Required 

Nice-To-Haves 

•Big 4 senior management experience and experience serving in a financialreporting / technical accounting role at a publicly traded company 

•Insurance experience strongly preferred 

•Experience with Web filings (wDesk), Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), and Blackline 

•Strong project management skills 

Areas of Responsibilities: 

The Director of Financial Reporting will have a broad range of responsibilities including: 

•Leading the external reporting process, including the 10-Q/10-K preparation/review, XBRL tagging and analysis, and execution of monthly/quarterly controls. 

•Leading the Company’s evaluation of technical accounting matters, including those related to complex transactions, emerging areas, and adoption of new accounting standards. 

•Primary advisor to management and liaison to auditors on complex accounting issues. 

•Playing a key leadership role in the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley program, providing critical insights on program structure/function, scoping process, risk identification, and detailed process/control evaluation. Lead task teams on various SOX-related projects, including rationalization efforts, control restructuring, GRC implementation, etc. 

•Overseeing the Company’s consolidation process in Hyperion and monthly general ledger activities of certain corporate functions/accounts. 

•Strengthening the Company’s accounting processes through the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures. This will involve significant interaction with business and functional leaders, aiding in your understanding of the business and others’ understanding of accounting and controls. 

•Participating in acquisitions and dispositions, including due diligence and purchase accounting. 

•Taking an active role in managing the Accounting/Finance team from an HR perspective, including recruiting quality professionals and developing high-performing teams. CPARequired

Full Benefit Package 

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