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Accounting Manager, NA Controllership


Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  3165
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary:


The Accounting Manager will play a key strategic role in managing the accounting activities for North America (NA) responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Accounting activities include general ledger preparation, journal entry review, approval, and reconciliation, year-end audit preparation, and budget/forecast support. In addition, the Accounting Manager will have a great opportunity to serve as a subject matter expert and to identify and implement opportunities for improvement with a focus on simplification, standardization, and automation.



· Oversee month-end closing processes and proactively communicate due dates required to meet closing and reporting deadlines. 

· Review journal entries, reports, and reconciliations prepared by direct reports to ensure accuracy.

· Partner with Commercial and Finance teams to provide input on budget and forecasting as needed.

· Evaluate and monitor all process controls to ensure compliance with SOX.

· Oversee and review any tax and legal reporting required for NA legal entities.

· Respond to information requests from other Finance and Controllership teams.

· Evaluate industry best practices and drive process improvement opportunities.

· Provide direct oversight to outsource providers to ensure processes are being appropriately followed and issues resolved in a timely manner.

· Attract, grow, engage, and retain talent through timely, effective, and consistent use of performance management, succession, planning, coaching, and other talent management tools.  Identify and drive participation in training, development, and career growth opportunities for team members.


Required Education, Skills, and Experience

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a concentration in accounting.

· 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing, cost, and inventory Accounting.

· Demonstrated understanding of US GAAP and knowledge of SOX controls.

· In-depth knowledge and experience working with SAP WP1 and OTC modules, preferably with S4/Hana version.


Desirable Education, Skills and Experience

· Master’s degree in accounting and/or CPA preferred.

· Big 4 public accounting experience a plus.

· Familiarity with Blackline Account Reconciliation.

· People management experience is highly preferred.

· Strong project management skills: demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle several projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.

· Ability to influence without direct authority.

· Commitment to process improvement and optimization (i.e., suggesting alternatives and more effective/efficient ways to work).

· Self-motivated and goal oriented; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

· Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and work effectively with team members and various key stakeholders.

· Detail-oriented with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.

· Ability to work in a fast-paced and matrixed environment.

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to articulate in a clear and concise manner across various levels of the organization.

· Must demonstrate excellent problem-solving, sound judgment, organizational and planning skills.

· Champion Edgewell’s core values of People First, Listen Up/Speak Up, Move Forward and Own it Together

· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Working Relationships

  • Will work with cross-functional team members in Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, IT, Commercial, and Internal Audit.
  • Provide direction, coaching, and guidance to 3 direct reports.
  • External engagement will include external Audit and members of our 3rd party outsource team.  

Work Environment

· Ability to work outside of standard business hours as needed.

· Some travel possible.




Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury