Direct Hire
Posted 2 years ago


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

Job Features

Job CategoryReporting
Company Name7000
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
Date PostedNovember 16, 2018
Job TypeDirect Hire

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