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Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Description--Lactalis American Group is currently seeking candidates to join our Accounting team in Buffalo, NY.--Lactalis, the world leader in dairy, is a family-owned business with more than 85,000 pragmatic and ambitious professionals worldwide, committed to nurturing the future by providing healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. We produce award-winning dairy products that bring people together every day. We offer an enviable range of dairy brands including Galbani, Prsident, Kraft Natural Cheese, Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Parmalat, Siggi s, and Stonyfield Organic in addition to several brands imported from our affiliates in Europe.--At Lactalis, our core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to building a safe, diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you re excited about this role but your past experience doesn t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! --You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.--From your PASSION to oursThe Senior Accountant
Financial Reporting will be a detailed focused professional supporting the Accounting Manager. Primarily responsible for statutory reporting and consolidation accounting to Group and reconciling all intercompany accounts. The position will require a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as consolidated financial statement classification and presentation.--From your EXPERTISE to oursKey responsibilities for this position include: Review general ledger entries and identify inconsistencies with Group reporting standards. Communicate and provide guidance on correcting inconsistencies prior to month end close. Provide monthly reconciliation to management of all entity trial balances from SAP to HFM by respective segment-- Responsible for the timely and accurate reconciliation of all intercompany balances and correspondence with affiliate representatives to achieve this Ensure intercompany balances are reconciled monthly across all affiliated entities and follow up with each respective affiliate to identify and resolve any discrepancies Provide upper management with monthly intercompany reporting summarizing reasons for any discrepancies including how each will be resolved Provide analysis for any intercompany discrepancies Ensure support for external audits as required and provide a clear audit trail between internal reporting and HFM Support Accounting Manager in the issuance of statutory financial results to Group monthly Assist Finance team with implementation of new accounting standards. Prepare and provide analysis for balance sheet reconciliations for Corporate / Shared Services cost centers.-- Assist in the preparation of monthly Cost Center / Profit Center reporting and explanations for any major variances to budget. Compile, prepare and enter monthly journal entries for the Corporate entity s general ledger into SAP Support and have an active role in the monthly close process. Ensure accuracy and completeness of Group reporting package in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) within given deadlines. Prepare and analyze key account reconciliations and communicate findings clearly and accurately. Assist as needed in the annual Corporate budget process. Assist other team members as requested Understand Group accounting standards and mapping of chart of accounts. Assist Finance team with implementation of new accounting standards. Provide guidance to team members and management regarding Group accounting standards, mapping of accounts, and compliance. Demonstrate commitment to a safe working environment that promotes the health and well-being of all employees and that will further contribute to the Company s overall performance and success.-- Travel and/or extended or off work hours may be required. This description reflects management s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone, and/or allowance(s) may be provided. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties and Responsibilities.Requirements----From your STORY to oursQualified applicants will contribute the following:Education & Experience BS or BA in Accounting-- HFM consolidation tool experience (strongly preferred) 3 or more years with accounting and financial reporting experience / 2 years of public accounting preferred Experience and knowledge of intercompany workings-- Experience in Food Industry preferredSkills & Specialized Knowledge Financial Consolidating Reporting IFRS, US GAAP-- Intercompany eliminations and reconciliations Advanced MS Excel and office required. Knowledge of SAP, Spreadsheet Server, and SAP Business Intelligence a plus Ability to independently manage multiple tasks, work under pressure, and meet deadlines-- Strong written and verbal communication skillsLactalis is an equal employment opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against applicants with regard to any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities.--

Keywords: Lactalis American Group, Buffalo , Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Auditing , Buffalo, New York

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