Financial Reporting & Analysis Lead – GEOS NA
The purpose of this role is serve as the primary accounting and finance partner to the Global Edible Oils Solutions (GEOS) NA business to ensuring accuracy of the business financial statements, including balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flows. This role will ensure proper financial controls are in place, and financial risks are mitigated appropriately. This role will be the primary accounting and finance role, partner with the business, and will collaborate with corporate FP&A on consolidated financial reporting, country controller, other A&F teams, and finance shared services.
50% Financial Reporting & Partnering: Accountable for accurate monthly financial reporting and financial statements, including balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flows, that reflect the activities of the business. Conduct monthly reporting and business financial reviews, including analyzing and discussing the key insights from the actual financial results with the business, preparing early bird estimates and other monthly financial reporting requirements, and assisting with financial projections Provide financial expertise on complex accounting issues to partners across global shared service locations to ensure accuracy of financial statements and solid controls. Build strong partnerships with business partners and collaborate on financial reconciliations and problem solving across various teams including COE?s., FSS/CBS locations, and across businesses. Understand commodity and foreign exchange risk positions and ensure accurate representation in the financial statements. Leverage the financial expertise of Corporate FP&A, Standards and Policies, financial reporting COE, controls and process advisors, and finance shared services to ensure accurate financial statements. Provide technical accounting expertise for MADJV activities, as needed, business in collaboration with relevant functions and partners. 20% Financial Controls: Complete quarterly CRP process and own follow-up actions as required Perform annual compliance risk assessment for the business Ensure compliance with the financial control framework and that financial controls are designed properly and operating effectively across end-to-end financial processes Serve as an advisor to business process owners on control methodology as needed Escalates control deficiencies to the Controls Advisor and country controller Facilitate internal and external audits and compliance reviews Manage tax and compliance reporting for the business, including transfer pricing requirements Other financial control activities as needed 25% Continuous Improvement: Collaborative across business process (PRTP, OTSC, RTR) owners and providers to streamline processes and ensure accountability for accurate business financial statements. Ensures proper data governance for business activities and proper alignment with data standards Monitor and assess key process and business metrics for financial reporting units to ensure end-to-end process effectiveness Partner with controls advisor to address any audit issues and proactively set up processes to ensure future risks are mitigated. Leverage process and technology team to improve effectiveness and efficiency 5% Other Duties As Assigned: Build capability and business knowledge with share service partners Manage to outcomes by holding partners able Champion and lead change management activities for finance activities and processes??Skills:
Required Qualifications Bachelor?s degree or higher in Accounting/Finance 10+ years financial reporting experience Understanding of US GAAP Experience in analyzing and reviewing the balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flows Attention to detail & deadline drive Ability to manage multiple priorities Strong collaboration and influencing skills with all levels of the organization, across time zones, and with global partners Ability to clearly explain technical topics in a simple manner Holding others accountable Familiarity with SAP/JDE and other integrated business systems Process-minded Continuous Improvement focus Preferred Qualifications CPA, MBA, or other advanced certificate or degree in finance/accounting Experience with SOX Compliance Experience with shared service migrations MADJV experience Corporate Audit, corporate reporting, or previous business experience