This position requires a hands-on manager working in a collaborative environment. The Accounting Manager supervises the day-to-day corporate accounting department activities and all related systems and processes, including responsibility for general accounting, accounts payable, fixed assets, leases and consolidated financial statements. This role is responsible for the U.S. and International locations and requires someone with global experience. The Accounting Manager supervises and reviews the work of the staff to ensure the accuracy of consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, compliance with SOX internal control procedures and adherence to corporate policies. In addition to supervising the Staff, this position also prepares the journal entries and the account reconciliations for some of the more complex accounting areas.
Representative duties include:
Use JD Edwards ERP system for monthly consolidated financial reporting of domestic and foreign entities in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
Manage all general accounting procedures, including stock-based compensation, deferred compensation, pension, fixed asset, lease and revenue accounting.
Prepare journal entries as needed and review entries prepared by staff.
Analyze and provide explanations for financial statement variances.
Provide or review information to support SEC reporting and press release preparation.
Adhere to all company policies and support strong internal controls over financial reporting.
Maintain financial close checklists in Blackline software to communicate and monitor monthly, quarterly and annual timelines.
Assure the Sage Fixed Asset and LeaseQuery software provides accurate information, including compliance with tax rules and accounting guidance.
Drive process improvements to optimize the efficiency of work within the department and to ensure timely, accurate financial reporting.
Supervise, develop and review the work of a team of four accountants and two accounts payable specialists with a "hands-on" approach as the central resource to answer questions and provide guidance.
Manage the accounts payable function to ensure timely and accurate vendor payments via check and wire transfer, proper expense cut-off procedures and Form 1099 preparation.
Maintain Blackline software to optimize its use for preparation and review of account reconciliations.
Serve as key contact with external auditors to coordinate quarterly and annual audit requests, provide analysis and answer questions.
Document accounting policies, procedures and internal controls, ensuring SOX compliance.
Provide information and assistance to the Internal Audit function.
Oversee compliance with various state and local sales and use tax requirements, including report filings and audit coordination as needed.
Provide information for the annual federal and state income tax filings.
Work with cross-functional teams throughout the organization on various initiatives.
Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA required; MBA desirable.
Eight or more years of public accounting/industry experience.
Five or more years of supervisory responsibility.
Experience with ERP system. JD Edwards and ReportsNow Data Access Studio a plus.
Demonstrated proficiency with full cycle consolidated financial reporting processes, internal control practices and U.S. GAAP.
Working knowledge of International Accounting Standards to Manage the growing international locations.
Working knowledge of accounts payable processes, and fixed asset, revenue recognition and lease accounting.
Demonstrated high level of organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task while meeting tight deadlines.
Ability to prepare written procedural documentation and other business documents of professional appearance in a clear, concise and complete fashion.
A proactive approach to learning and problem resolution.
Strong analytical and communication skills (both verbal and written).
High aptitude for detail and accuracy.
Strong work ethic with the highest degree of honesty, integrity and discretion.
Collaborative skills to work in partnership with colleagues within department and across the organization.
About Oil Dri Corporation of America
Oil-Dri began with a goal to provide products that would improve workplace safety. Since then, we have become a worldwide leader in producing, marketing and selling sorbent mineral technology. Although much about our company has changed since 1941, our values and business ethics have stayed the same. We remain a family-controlled and family-operated organization that emphasizes honesty, integrity and accountability. We foster a resourceful and pioneering spirit within our team members in order to create sorbent mineral products for a diverse group of industries, spanning both consumer and business to business markets.Our corporate mission is to Create Value From Sorbent Minerals. We embrace that mission daily through innovation and a strong commitment to our founding principles. We are passionate about continuously improving the value our customers receive from our products and services. At Oil-Dri, our past drives our future… a future full of opportunity.What makes Oil-Dri different is the emphasis we put on honesty, ethics, diversity and compassion. Everything we do, we do with integrity, while keeping those values at the forefront of our minds. We support healthy lifestyles by o...ffsetting gym membership fees and implementing a no-tobacco policy. We also encourage a strong work–life balance that enables team members to build a thriving career and still be present for their children’s sporting events and dinner with their families.Our approach is centered on collaboration, communication, and transparency. We believe in the value of an open and accessible corporate structure and culture that starts at the top. Our President & CEO knows almost all of our teammates by name and is passionate about his open-door policy. While we have numerous teams with varying roles and responsibilities, we are aware of the value that each one adds to our success and no team works in a silo. Each quarter we develop a corporate newsletter that is sent to all of our team members. We also host an annual Global Sales Meeting to unite our team face to face. To learn more about our company culture, go to our careers page at: https://www.oildri.com/careers/culture/