Director, Financial Reporting And Compliance

Smuckers Akron , OH 44301

Posted 2 months ago

The J.M. Smucker Company has a unique culture rooted in our Basic Beliefs, strengthened by Our Commitment to Each Other and perpetuated by the creation of an environment that leads to the continued growth of our employees.

Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company's portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, includes iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Caf Bustelo, Smucker's Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish. Over the past two decades, the Company has grown rapidly by thoughtfully acquiring leading and emerging brands, while ensuring the business has a positive impact on its 7,000+ employees, the communities it is a part of and the planet. For more information about The J. M. Smucker Company, visit https://jmsmucker.com.

TITLE

Director, Financial Reporting & Compliance

LOCATION

Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)

REPORTS TO

Vice President, Corporate Controller

SUMMARY

The Director, Financial Reporting & Compliance functions to provide the Vice President, Corporate Controller with assistance on all financial-related tasks. The Director, Financial Reporting & Compliance will provide the day-to-day management of the financial reporting, corporate accounting, and financial compliance teams to ensure an effective monthly close and consolidation process and sound internal control environment. The Director, Financial Reporting & Compliance is responsible for assisting the Vice President, Corporate Controller with establishing accounting policies and procedures, including a system of internal controls, that provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of the consolidated Company are closed and maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the risk of financial fraud is minimized.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the management of the following key accounting functions:

  • Financial Reporting (includes GAAP accounting, close and consolidation activities, and external financial reporting)

  • Corporate Accounting (includes accounting for hedging and treasury activities)

  • Financial Compliance (includes management's assessment and oversight of internal controls and trade audits)

  • Manages the monthly close and consolidation activities, including the preparation of all external filings with the SEC on a quarterly (10-Q), annual (10-K & Annual Report), and as-needed (8-K and other filings) basis

  • Responsible for the evaluation of changes in accounting principles and applying the appropriate accounting principles to accounting transactions and events, including the development, documentation, and implementation of accounting policies

  • Responsible for leading and supporting all technical accounting activities, most notably impairment testing and the valuation of intangibles, as well as supporting the accounting for all complex transactions, including, but not limited to, acquisitions, divestitures, debt financing activities, and other initiatives as undertaken by the Company

  • Functions as the technical expert in internal control requirements, including the identification of new control regulations and assessment of the impact to the Company, and ensures that the proper oversight and documentation of the Company's system of internal controls over accounting and financial reporting is in place

  • Assists with the coordination and management of all audit activities and issues

  • Responsible for representing the accounting function in cross-functional projects and initiatives and ensuring all accounting and control implications have been considered

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with a Masters/MBA degree or professional finance certification required
  • CPA, CMA, or other professional finance certification preferred

Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of applicable work experience, including a proven track record of successive advancement required

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly preferred

Other

  • Technical accounting expertise, including advanced accounting principles and the ability to research and apply such principles to complex accounting transactions

  • Experience in identifying control weaknesses and implementing the proper remediation plans

  • Experience with complex transactions including, but not limited to acquisitions, divestitures, debt financing, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management

  • Experience with Oracle and HFM systems, and/or other key financial systems preferred

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