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Senior Accountant, NA Controllership

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  3611
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

This position will play a key role in improving, standardizing, and maintaining current accounting procedures. Interaction with a geographically diverse team and partnering with outside departments is necessary to ensure the identified processes successfully meet the needs of the business as well as gaining operational efficiencies. The goal of this role is to become the subject matter expert across all the assigned activities as well as meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision. The person in this role must be an excellent communicator and be able to passionately adhere to Edgewell’s core values (People First, Own it Together, Listen Up and Speak Up, Move Forward).

Specific Accountabilities

  • Record/review journal entries in accordance with GAAP.
  • Prepare/review monthly account reconciliations.
  • Prepare quarterly and year end reports.
  • Identify and resolve reconciling variances found in balance sheet reconciliations and/or monthly financials review.
  • Respond timely as well as provide services and records for inspection by internal and external auditors to facilitate operational and year-end audits as well as unscheduled statutory audits by federal or provincial agencies.
  • Dive into the details and identify difficulties, eliminate inefficiencies by revamping processes and utilization of internal systems and tools.
  • Direct offshore accounting team performing tasks for assigned general accounting including training, review of work product and collaborating with outsorced provider to ensure that outsourced tasks are completed timely, accurately, and strictly adhere to EPC Policies and SOX controls.
  • Assist with implementation of suggested improvements.
  • Support multiple projects.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports for management.
  • Assist with various ad-hoc projects as they arise.
  • Maintain mapping between various systems. (Multiple SAP instances & HFM).
  • Ensure that all critical processes are thoroughly documented and shared with outsourced team proactively.
  • Partner with Internal Audit to ensure strict compliance with EPC SOX controls and procedures.
  • Assist with quarterly Balance Sheet review.
  • Work independently and with minimal supervision while meeting strict deadlines.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • 4 years of relevant work experience with prior exposure to consolidations/eliminations and foreign currencies a plus.
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP.
  • Demonstrated ability to review and analyze financial statements.
  • In-depth experience with SAP preferably with use of S4/Hana.
  • Advance skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Advanced certification/education preferred. 
  • Prior consumer packaged goods experience.
  • Big 4 public accounting experience.
  • High Radius, Blackline and SQL experience.

Working Relationships

  • Position reports into Sr. Manager, Operations Controllership
  • Position will be working with internal customers such as Finance, Operations, Marketing and outsourced Third Party Service Provider.
  • Partner with Internal and external Audit

Work Environment

  • Travel - less than 10%.
  • Position may require sitting at desk for long periods of time.
  • May require working outside normal working hours at times. 

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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.


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