Sr Associate, Consolidation Reporting

Newell Brands Norwalk , CT 06850

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Senior Associate-Consolidation Reporting

Location: Norwalk, CT

Reports to: Manager - Consolidation Reporting

The Senior Associate will be responsible for overseeing tasks related to the financial reporting requirements for the Newell Brands global consolidation.

Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for ensuring the quality and accuracy of our financial reporting for our divisions

  • Analytically review results for each division and identify unexplained or unexpected variances and work with your counterparts to resolve any potential issues

  • Identify data validation issues and work with divisions to resolve

  • Facilitate the resolution of intercompany out of balances by directly working with divisions involved

  • Review roll forward schedules for select general ledger accounts and work with divisions to identify and resolve any discrepancies

  • Analyze activity in normalized accounts to ensure legitimacy of charges and projects

  • Responsible for preparing select financial statement footnotes that support SEC filings in accordance with US GAAP

  • Understand our consolidation system (HFM) including requirements, reporting and system functionality

  • Ensure businesses are adhering to financial policies, practices and procedures

  • Assist with special projects within the team as well as with other corporate departments or operating units, as needed

  • Work directly with internal and external auditors on specific requests

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred

  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years accounting experience and familiarity with areas of intercompany transactions, account reconciliations, multi-currency consolidations, financial reporting, SEC reporting

  • Prior experience with Hyperion Financial Management, including FDM, Smartview and AdHoc reporting tools, SAP strongly preferred

  • Experience working in a consumer packaged goods (CPG), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and/or consumer durables industry preferred

  • Experience in financial reporting and general ledger areas

  • Strong problem solving skills with an ability to prioritize multiple tasks/deliverables

  • Solid understanding of general ledger systems and foreign currency translation

  • Highly motivated, self-starter with a commitment to quality and integrity

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong understanding of GAAP

  • Maintain organized and detailed files documenting accounting issues, processes, and procedures

  • Collaborate with other finance department staff and other departments to support overall finance department goals, initiatives and directives

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.


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