MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
Support monthly global consolidation of 100+ legal entities in HFM.
Perform analytical reviews of account balances and activity to identify accounting errors and enhance accuracy of financial data within HFM.
Prepare the monthly management book to be internally distributed to finance and business leaders in the organization, including the CEO and CFO. Reconcile adjusted EBITDA in HFM to results forecasted by the business.
Prepare monthly unaudited financial statements to be made available to external investors.
Perform technical accounting and reporting research matters on an ongoing basis.
Account for legal entity changes and other transactions within the global organization, coordinating with Corporate Tax, Treasury and Legal.
Support periodic audits and quarterly reviews / annual audits by external auditors in a timely and efficient manner.
Assist with monitoring controls and procedures to ensure US GAAP and VWR Accounting Policies are effective in each reporting unit.
Interact with Corporate Tax, Treasury, Legal, FP&A, Internal Audit and other departments / functions / executives as required to ensure that accounting, reporting, disclosure, investor relations, and all other control and disclosure practices are coordinated.
Identify potential control weaknesses that could hinder accurate reporting of financial condition. Support development of policies, procedures, and / or improvement initiatives to mitigate or eliminate those weaknesses.
Support roll-out of initial adoption of US GAAP and VWR Accounting and Reporting policies at acquired entities and proper accounting for new acquisitions.
Embrace change within the accounting and reporting environment in order to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting and reporting cycle and enhance the data integrity of the Company s financial position and its related business units. Leverage technology and resources.
Maintain effective and frequent communication globally with finance leaders, external auditors, and local reporting unit financial staff.
Establish procedures for adherence, monitoring and reporting on compliance with sections 302, 404, and 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
Support Audit Committee material development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance OR MBA degree in Accounting or Finance
8+ years in finance, accounting, auditing, or related fields. Big 4 experience is preferred
CPA license is required, other professional certifications a plus.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
Demonstrates leadership skills as shown in the ability to influence others, including external professional services firms. Works well in team environment, willing to learn from others.
Extensive knowledge of accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements, U.S. GAAP, internal controls and the ability to apply, implement, and document VWR s compliance with these standards.
Clear commitment to team work.
Embrace a continuous improvement culture.
Total integrity. Exhibits appropriate professional/ethical standards
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels and functions of the organization
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and sustain relationships and remain objective
Strong multi-tasking ability with strict attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
Highly motivated/achievement oriented
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis
Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs
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