Accounting & External Reporting Accountant

Posted 3 weeks ago by Robert Half
Houston, TX
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description


There is a Financial Reporting Manager position open in a dynamic and fast-growing team, for highly-skilled candidates. Robert Half is looking for a self-starter who combines a real passion for analytics with great social skills. The Financial Reporting Manager is based in Houston, Texas and is a long-term contract / temporary position.

The Specialist Accounting & External Reporting role will be responsible for the raw materials inventory accounting, equity accounted investments and support external reporting. Additional responsibilities include:

· Governance oversight ensuring compliance with Accounting Policies, SOX and Core Controls

· Liaise with Global Shared Services, Treasury & Banking, Supply, Finance Business Partners, and respond to queries as required

· Ensure adequate control and reporting mechanisms in order to maintain the integrity of the company’s financials with regard to raw materials inventory.

· Execute pre month end cost review

· Provide variance analysis and commentary for Raw materials line items in Trial balance review

· Compliance with the reporting processes within the division

· Support / prepare account reconciliations, briefing papers, stewardship schedules & accounting matters as required

· Preparation of ad-hoc presentation materials for senior management as required

· Assist the Accounting team through external & internal audit requests for information.

· Provide oversight in closing out inventory related audit queries between supply team and auditors

· Champion & drive process improvement initiatives to improve team efficiency & global standardization


Skills & Experience

+ Degree qualification in accounting with at least 5 years working experience of accounting or large corporate or professional environment

· CPA or equivalent is desired but not required

· Strong experience/technical knowledge of SAP-based general ledger, business warehouse and consolidation system environment

· A collaborative style, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

· A self-starter who works well without direct or close supervision

+ Good attention to detail, analytical and investigative skills, ability to manage deadlines

+ Experience with shared service functions preferred

+ Strong Excel and SAP skills

+ Languages: Fluent English, both verbal and written

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