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Sr Accountant - Controllership

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  3065
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 the current accounting procedures. Interaction with a geographically diverse team and partnering with outside departments are necessary to ensure the identified processes successfully meet the needs of the business as well as gain 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. This role reports to the North America Manager, Controllership, and works closely with Finance, Operations, Marketing, and outsourced 3rd party service provider. The person in this role must be an excellent communicator and passionately live Edgewell’s core values of 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, and quarterly and year-end reports, and assist with Balance Sheet review.
  • Identify and resolve variances found in balance sheet reconciliations and/or monthly financial reviews.
  • 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 Infosys team leads to ensure that outsourced tasks are completed timely, accurately, and strictly adhere to EPC Policies and SOX controls.
  • Assist with implementation of suggested improvements.
  • Assist and support multiple ad-hoc projects and reports as they arise.
  • Maintain mapping between various systems. (Multiple SAP instances & HFM).
  • Ensure that all critical processes are thoroughly documented and shared with the outsourced team proactively.
  • Partner with Internal Audit to ensure strict compliance with EPC SOX controls and procedures.

 

 

Required Skills and Experience

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

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • MBA preferred and/or advanced certification.
  • Prior consumer packaged goods experience
  • Big 4 public accounting experience
  • High Radius, Blackline, and SQL experience.
  • 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.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle several projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to articulate in a clear and concise manner across various levels of the organization.

 

Work Environment

  • Travel - less than 10%

 

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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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