Financial Reporting Manager

Adient Milwaukee , WI 53201

Posted 2 months ago



Adient is the world's largest automotive seating supplier with leading market positions in the Americas, Europe and China and maintains longstanding relationships with the largest global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automotive industry. Adient's technologies extend into virtually every area of automotive seating solutions, including complete seating systems, frames, mechanisms, foam, head restraints, armrests, trim covers and fabrics. Adient also participates in the automotive interiors market primarily through its global automotive interiors joint venture in China (YFAI). The company currently employs approximately 85,000 people worldwide. Adient became an independent company on October 31, 2016 as a result of the "spin-off" from Johnson Controls. Adient is incorporated under the laws of Ireland and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ADNT".


The Financial Reporting Manager will play a key role in the monthly financial close process, including financial statement preparation, as well as assist the external financial reporting process and prepare various other financial and/or compliance reporting as required.

Core Responsibilities:

These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned:

External Reporting:

  • Lead key aspects of external reporting processes, including drafting sections of the Forms 10-K/Q, footnote disclosures and the generation of XBRL

  • Prepare stand-alone reporting and complete external filing process for Irish parent entity

  • Prepare accounting for unique transactions (i.e., debt financings, acquisitions), as they occur.

  • Participate in the maintenance and deployment of Adient's accounting policies and procedures.

  • Conduct accounting research applicable to responsible areas, where necessary

  • Participate in implementation of new or changing accounting standards, (i.e., lease accounting)

Month-end Close:

  • Prepare key financial statements, including consolidated statement of cash flows, non-controlling interest and investment in partially-owned affiliate rollforward schedules

  • Coordinate with the fixed assets team to ensure understanding and proper treatment of sale of fixed assets, capital expenditures and depreciation within the statement of cash flows

  • Analyze and interpret monthly PP&E and long-term debt rollforward schedules; provide guidance to teams responsible for completing these schedules as necessary

  • Coordinate with tax, treasury and accounting teams to properly account for unique transactions within the statement of cash flows (i.e., debt financings, acquisitions), as they occur.

  • Analyze general ledger activity to investigate and properly account for transactions impacting the financial statements

  • Prepare/review monthly reporting of joint ventures to ensure all equity income, dividends and non-controlling interests are properly stated and reconciled to supporting detail; maintain check files to ensure ending balances are properly stated based on JV ownership percentages

  • Reconcile and document differences in local GAAP to US GAAP for the equity earnings of unconsolidated JVs


  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of current processes and internal controls, and provide recommendations for process improvement

  • Assist in other aspects of the monthly financial closing process, including calculation of accrual / reserve balances

  • Complete ad hoc analysis and special projects as requested by management

  • Complete and submit government census reporting on a quarterly and annual basis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Six (6) plus years of experience in Public Accounting, Auditing, or related area, preferably with one of the Big 4 accounting firms.

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with U.S. GAAP.

  • Experience with or ability to learn HFM, SAP and Wdesk (external reporting application).

  • Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.

  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail with the ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects.


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