As a part of Corporate Accounting, this position has responsibility in Financial Reporting and Benefits Accounting. Financial Reporting tasks include, but are not limited to, coordination, planning, preparation, presentation and filing of annual and quarterly Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Forms 10-K and 10-Q, other ad-hoc SEC filings such as Forms 8-K, S-3, S-4, quarterly earnings releases, quarterly internal executive financial reporting packages, sections of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee reports, segment reporting and ad hoc requests from other Finance & Accounting departments as needed.
Preparation of SEC documents includes XBRL research and tagging, as well as the compilation of supporting documentation to ensure all external financial reports are accurate, properly documented, tied-out and supported. This position will also be responsible for staying current on accounting guidance as issued and communicating new guidance to supervisor and other departments as necessary. Responsibilities also include required monthly/quarterly and annual governmental census/survey reporting, including coordination with numerous plants in order to meet required deadlines.
This position is also involved in accounting for benefits-related areas including the 401k plan, stock purchase plan, stock option and other stock compensation plans, pension plans and medical plans as well as self-insurance reserves, stockholders' equity, treasury stock reconciliations, average shares outstanding and EPS calculations.
Background in understanding and evaluating SOX 404 risks as well as executing and documenting control execution are important to the role. Additionally, this position works closely with other departments within this company including our Global Consolidations and Technical Accounting functions and with external contacts including consultants, actuaries, benefit plan administrators and auditors, making the ability to build and maintain relationships and embodying this company's cultural values important to success.
Bachelor's degree in an academic field directly related and essential to this job. (Accounting or Finance degree preferred.)
5+ years related experience preferred.
Working knowledge of SAP and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred. Working knowledge of Workiva(Wdesk) preferred.
Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills.
Certified Public Accountant preferred, but not required. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and accounting processes is required. Experience in benefits accounting, stock compensation, medical plans and financial reporting preferred. Position requires strong analytical skills. Excellent relationship management with all levels of internal and external contacts is also needed.
May supervise approximately 1-2 team members
Travel: 1 to 5 domestic trips per year