Senior Accountant

Posted 2 months ago by Robert Half
Chicago, IL
Application ends: December 29, 2022
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Job Description


Description of Duties:

+ Ensures that the Duracell general ledger, fixed asset, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory and intercompany reconciliation systems and routines operate effectively and efficiently.

+ Performs monthly and quarterly financial close activities.

+ Prepares journal entries that provide the basis for accurate financial results.

+ Analyzes balance sheet and income statement account fluctuations over multiple periods.

+ Performs balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring transactions are reported properly.

+ Assists in implementation of the new accounting pronouncements.

+ Establishes new controls and procedures as needed to enhance accounting control environment.

+ Ensures that financial reporting requirements to Duracell, Berkshire Hathaway and internal deadlines and criteria are met.

+ Ensures compliance with Duracell’s Standard Practice Instructions (SPI), and internal controls.

+ Runs adhoc reports using FCCS/PBCS and BI analytics.

+ Analyzes heavy intercompany transactions and helps Sectors/Segments with any issues.

+ Assists with Finance Innovation & Transformation (FIT) projects.

+ Forecasts Intercompany Royalties and assist F& A manager with planning.

+ Prepares royalty and corporate charge billings.

+ Maintains master data in SAP and understands SAP functions.

+ Guides staff accountant through new processes and questions.

+ Assists during preparation of internal and external audits.

Required Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.

+ Minimum 5 years of experience in an accounting role, including month and quarter close activities.

+ High attention to detail.

+ Knowledge of finance and accounting principles, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, in a manufacturing environment.

+ Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems and experience streamlining reporting for more efficient and effective results.

+ Strong professional written and verbal communication skills.

+ Ability to work extended hours when necessary (financial close & the budget cycle).

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel

+ Working knowledge SAP, Oracle FCCS, Oracle PBCS, and Microsoft BI



– Minimum 3 years of overall general accounting experience

– BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

– Oracle experience preferred

– Proficiency in journal entries

– Account reconciliation experience required

– Solid understanding of cost accounting

– Microsoft Excel experience

– Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

– Ability to meet deadlines

– Skilled with ERP systems

– A strong track record of communicating, both verbally and in writing, with functional department managers

– Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

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