MANAGER, TECHNICAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING
COMPANY OVERVIEW USG, through our subsidiaries and joint ventures, is a leading manufacturer of building materials and innovative solutions that was originally formed in 1902.
We produce a wide range of products for use in new residential, new nonresidential, and residential and nonresidential repair and remodel construction as well as products used in certain industrial processes.
Private- 3 billion
Location-550 West Adams. Chicago.
Hybrid-2 days a week in office.
Team-Reports to Director of Accounting Jennifer Rupert. 11 years at USG.
Oversee-1-2 Sr. Level Accountants.
Years of Experience-4-8.
Interview Process-1 Video with Jennifer Rupert. 1 video with Team.
Benefits-Day 1 benefits. 401K. 6% match. PTO-20 days.
Reporting to the Director, Corporate Accounting and Reporting, this position is responsible for the review and evaluation of new and unusual transactions to ensure compliance with applicable accounting standards and company policies and all external reporting.
This role will interact frequently with other accounting and finance departments, sourcing, legal, and manufacturing.
A focus on process improvement, teamwork, and delivering results will be critical. Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to: • Review new and unusual transactions to ensure that they are recorded in compliance with applicable accounting standards and company policies. Document accounting treatment in whitepapers and manage the collection and organization of all accounting issue documentation. • Preparation and review of all quarterly and annual internal and external financial reporting and work closely with external auditors to ensure their completion of an efficient audit. • Prepare USG’s consolidated statement of cash flows on a quarterly basis. • Monitor accounting literature for new reporting requirements that may potentially impact the Company and lead the implementation of new accounting standards • Assist with training on new accounting pronouncements and other matters within the Finance organization. • Participate in the review of both routine and non-routine contracts entered into by legal, sourcing, and other cross functional areas to provide guidance on the accounting consequences and/or assist in structuring agreements to predicable accounting outcomes. • Actively participate in company employee engagement initiatives and provide regular coaching and feedback to staff related to technical and professional development. • Assist with ad hoc projects assigned by senior management including IT enhancements for the financial and management reporting processes, analysis of business operations, proposed accounting treatment of unusual transactions or other accounting and finance related matters.
CANDIDATE PROFILE In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following: • 5 to 8 years of experience in finance and accounting is required, in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility; • Technical knowledge in accounting and internal control: must possess a high degree of technical knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls over financial reporting; • Ability to work in an environment with multiple concurrent deadlines • Excellent analytical and technical research skills and ability to make sound business decisions in complex and ambiguous business environments; • Unquestioned integrity, moral character, ethics and values -- one whom an organization can trust without reservation; • Strong verbal and written communication skills; • CPA certification and maintenance of continuing education requirements preferred; • Ability to drive change confidently, rapidly and effectively by influencing behavior, even in the absence of clear formal authority; • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management preferred. Leadership Competencies and Interpersonal Skills This individual should be a self-starter who does not require constant assistance from their manager for direction. Our successful candidate will be broad-minded, with an openness to share information across functions. Other characteristics include: • An ambitious leader who wants to be challenged with roles of increasing responsibility and is excited about moving into different roles in the Company’s finance organization over his or her career; • A true team player – one who works well with others, can develop meaningful relationships both within and outside the Finance organization; • A commitment to the development of staff and others toward improved skills, independence and self-initiative; • Ability to influence and manage across indirect reporting lines and to implement and manage change throughout the organization; • Ability to earn trust and credibility within the organization; • Personal presence, confidence, and professional competence necessary to represent USG with the external and internal auditors; • Determined, innovative, with a strong work ethic