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Company Name 7000
Location Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted November 16, 2018
Job Type Direct Hire


Complete accounting activities for global operations. Activities include processing journal entries, completing reconciliations, compiling audit requests, maintaining relevant legal entity ledgers, executing closing activities, and supporting statutory reporting and indirect tax filings. The role is primarily responsible for the completion of accounting activities in accordance with financial standards and other company policies, SOX, and other regulatory requirements. The role is also responsible for supporting the Manager and Director of Global Accounting Operations to implement standardization, process improvement, and optimization initiatives across the group. The Accountant will work within the North America/Europe Accounting group, with direct reporting into the Controller’s organization while also partnering with other assigned global legal entities
General Responsibilities
Responsible for month-end closing activities legal entities
Execute closing activities in accordance with the close calendar and checklist
Complete reconciliations of assigned accounts timely and accurately using the electronic reconciliation system
Reconciliation of intercompany transactions domestically and internationally
Generate reporting of the Balance Sheet and P&L and support analysis of significant variances
Promptly respond to information requests from internal and external stakeholders
Support internal and external audit activities
Comply with Accounting Group and legal entity service delivery guidelines
Ensure compliance with US GAAP/local GAAP accounting rules and tax/ state regulations, where applicable
Ensure compliance with accounting policies, procedures and processes
Operate within a robust SOX and internal control environment
Partner with other members of North America/Europe Accounting group to resolve accounting issues and drive leading practices
Support process excellence and continuous improvements initiatives
Able to travel on an annual basis to Europe, 1 trip an year and/or as needed.

Responsible for the timely completion of legal entity accounting activities
Execute legal entity accounting activities such as but not limited to journal entries, account reconciliations and other account analyses
Assist with fixed assets accounting and postings
Work with the legal entity’s ledger within SAP, providing accurate and consistent records of assets, liabilities and operating transactions
Perform local statutory reporting
Support indirect tax filings

Required Education:

B.S degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field of study
CPA preferred

4+ years of experience in accounting
Experience with working within a Global structure, supporting accounting functions preferably North America/Europe.
Experience working with an ERP system (preferably SAP), and OneSource
Knowledge, insight and experience in (financial) administrative (accounting) processes
Experience in executing accounting activities for chemicals or chemicals-related business a plus
MS Office Suite, highly proficient with MS Excel