External Reporting Manager
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
? Strong business & financial acumen.
? Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team of strong accounting and finance professionals.
? Advanced knowledge and experience in the application and audit of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), SEC financialreporting and applicable regulations.
? Strong leadership and management skills.
? Outstanding technical and analytical skills.
? Strong interpersonal and written communication skills for all levels of the Company, from staff and field personnel to executive management.
? Strong organizational skills, ability to effectively manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
? Broad understanding of business dynamics including systems, personnel and business drivers.
? Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
? Manages and prepares reports that include financial statements, footnotes and other financial information filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) such as 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, registration statements and annual reports; maintains related documentation; and reviews and maintains XBRL tagging and related support files.
? Oversees the accounting, documentation and disclosure of the Company's acquisitions and divestitures, including coordination with the Market Planning & Development team, field controllership, internal and external legal counsel, and external specialists; reviews purchase agreements, pro-forma models and intangible valuations.
? Assists with complex accounting areas by reviewing statement of cash flows, goodwill / intangible asset analyses, stock-based compensation and segment analyses.
? Acts as a liaison between subsidiary controllers and Corporate accounting staff to ensure all accounting and reporting requirements are met, including review and analysis of monthly financial results.
? Assists with maintaining Company processes and procedures related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX).
? Coordinates activities of external auditors and acts as a liaison with Corporate departments in obtaining information required by external auditors.
? Assists in quarterly review and annual external audit of the Company's financial statements as it relates to environmental reserves, legal reserves, acquisitions and divestitures.
? Reviews audited financial statements for certain subsidiary audits.
? Monitors current developments related to accounting standard setting bodies and remains current on technical accounting literature to identify/assess possible changes to accounting policies and practices. Examples include SEC, FASB, PCAOB, Technical Bulletins and other accounting policy and practice pronouncements.
? Researches, interprets and provides accounting guidance and support based on adopted interpretations and maintains related documentation, including adoption of revenue recognition standard.
? Maintains and updates, as applicable, the Company's accounting policy manuals.
? Provides training and accounting guidance to field controllers and other Corporate departments relating to matters involving environmental issues, acquisitions, divestitures and legal reserves.
? Reviews reconciliations, roll forward and other schedules prepared by staff and other departments that support Company's financial filings.
?Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field.
? Minimum of 5 years of combined public (Big 4 or Tier II National) accounting experience or public company SEC reporting experience.
? Master's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
? Minimum of 6 years of public (Big 4 or Tier II National) accounting experience.
? Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
? Minimum of 1 year of experience in leading an External Reporting function that involves SEC disclosure and reporting, reconciliation and accounting research.
? Prior experienceworking with Lawson and Essbase or similar general ledger systems, reporting tools and database tools.