Toledo, Ohio, United States

Sr Accountant I

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Job ID 54297

Description

The Senior Accountant is a member of the Americas Accounting team, a highly effective and motivated team that delivers the following results to the organization:

  • Executing an effective financial close cycle
  • Internal consulting through researching and guiding stakeholders on technical accounting issues
  • Continuously improving accounting processes to gain efficiency and effectiveness
  • Gather, compile, analyze, prepare and summarize data for complex financial projects/subjects
  • Supporting senior management within GFOR and in the business segments, Treasury, and External auditors
  • Effectively monitoring the control environment

The position reports to:  Insulation Accounting Leader

Span of control: Individual Contributor

Responsibilities

  1. Safety: Live the safety stand and adhere to the safety responsibilities.

Metrics

  • Report safety concerns whenever noted
  • Adhere to Owens Corning safety policies always

  1. Accounting: Demonstrates an understanding of advanced accounting and looks to grow knowledge
  • Leads the review of financial information looking for inconsistencies
  • Leads the Balance Sheet Review process developing an understanding of the relationship between various financial items and demonstrating a thorough understanding of events effecting the balance sheet
  • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Review journal entries and account reconciliations ensuring they are supported with valid items in accordance with US GAAP and OC policy
  • Delivers insightful research, analysis and commentary on key accounting items
  • Actively pursues continued education inside and/or outside the company

Metrics

  • Reduction in the number of recurring issues and/or concerns
  • Quality of insight to actual results
  • Quality of support in attaining consolidated financial results
  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity of financial information
  • Informal and formal feedback

  1. Process: Demonstrates a clear understanding of processes and drives to improve them
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly and year end close cycle for the business
    • Provides timely and accurate financial statements for assigned business segments
    • Proactively assists with comprehensive review and analysis of data
    • Considered a valued partner
    • Consistently looks for opportunities to improve
  • Reviews all account reconciliations timely and in accordance with OC policy; Optimizes distribution of these activities for maximum efficiency
  • Demonstrates clear thought process around decision-making criteria, always acting ethically and responsibly.
    • Ensures integrity, quality, and confidentiality of financial and non-financial data
  • Develop and document sound, consistent and sustainable processes and controls for the various functional areas of responsibility where they don’t exist and update others as necessary
  • Leads and/or contributes to department and organization special projects as assigned
  • Exemplify the focus on continuous improvement by identifying and implementing process enhancements for the financial close process or any other standard processes
  • Support the process of ensuring that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls

Metrics

  • Consistently, accurately and efficiently completes close and reconciliations in accordance with respective calendars
  • Frequency of recurring vs. non-recurring issues and control deficiencies
  • Demonstration in presentations of clear understanding of items impacting financial analysis
  • Formal and informal feedback

  1. Analytics: Demonstrates a skill in reviewing information and finding both insights and inconsistencies
  • Recognizes issues, problems, or opportunities and determines whether action is needed
  • Develops and improves analytical tools by developing a thorough understanding of information analyzed
  • Creates and implements relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes
  • Interprets information through integrating data from a variety of sources, detects trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships
  • Thinks independently and demonstrates by developing and implementing solutions without prompting
  • Continuously builds an intimate knowledge of the businesses to provide insightful analysis of operating performance and financial statements
  • Develops consistent messaging between balance sheet review meetings and end-of-quarter consolidated analytics

Metrics

  • Informal and formal feedback

  1. Relationships: Partners with the business and corporate functions building lasting relationships
  • Develops strong working relationships with various stakeholders in GFOR, Treasury and Business Segments.
  • Demonstrates keen listening skills and consults on complex business issues
  • Works closely with all constituents and peers in implementing best practices and delivering the best solution to the Business
  • Demonstrates the traits of a team player, operating effectively through mature and sound interpersonal communication skills
    • Works well with others
    • Supports the team concept
  • Shares information fully and timely

Metrics

  • Informal feedback

Experience:

  1. 5-7 years of related experience
  2. Bachelor’s degree in accounting (CPA or Masters in Accounting preferred)

Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Broad financial and business acumen, including, global accounting processes and internal controls
  2. Strong technical accounting skills and business acumen
  3. Strong business partner with ability to build relationships
  4. SAP experience a plus Strong accounting and business acumen
  5. Demonstrated ability to be successful in a fast-paced and dynamic, team-oriented environment

Personal Characteristics:

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work with colleagues across various geographies
  2. Strong analytical skills
  3. Organized, deliberate, and reliable in structuring work, and effective problem solver. 
  4. Thrives in a teaming environment
  5. Aspiration to grow within the company #LI-KJ1
Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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