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Finance Manager -­ Sales Companies in Fort Mill, SC at Continental

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

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    Fort Mill, SC
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Job Description

Responsible for the completion and accuracy of month end close processes and financial reporting for the US and Canadian sales companies. Responsible for compliance with FRM (financial reporting manual) and/or IFRS accounting pronouncements. Responsible for budgets & forecasts for sales companies. Prepare and distribute holding company and/or other required financial statements. Oversight of controlling activities related to inventory and/or working capital for both production and sales companies for US and Canada.

Core Functions:
Principle duties & responsibilities include:
• Perform financial reporting activities at month ¬end closing of the financial reporting system (FIRE) as well as special reporting requirements throughout the year apart from the month-end close.
• Coordinate with corporate accounting in Hanover to ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial information in accordance with company accounting policies outlined in FRM and IFRS guidelines
• Responsible for the monthly & year end close of the sales companies in the US and Canada including but not limited to timely SAP closing, FIRE loading for BS & P&L along with other non-financial reporting requirements (ex headcount, sales by country, labor cost reporting, etc).
• Monitor performance results of the sales companies against the forecast and budgets, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances
• Ensure coordination with the business units (PLT RE, PLT OE and CVT) for the close and reporting processes
• Manage the process for sales company cost centers including actuals, budgets, forecast & allocations. Responsible for budget presentations to corporate management. Ensure that cost center figures & allocation tables are maintained timely and accurately in SAP. Distribution of monthly variance analysis for applicable cost centers.
• Ensure balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled & reviewed on a monthly basis; any identified adjustments are corrected in timely manner.
• Oversee the processes for GRIR clearing and working capital results for both production & sales companies.
• Liaison with KPMG for quarterly and year end audit requests
• Ensure timely and accurate completion of consolidated holding financial statements for the Tire legal entities including Sumter, MTV, Canada and CTA (Continental Tire Holding, LLC). Ensure reporting is in accordance with IFRS.
• Assist with risk reporting and EU Directive 8 internal controls testing & reporting as it relates to the sales companies
• Responsible for any other reporting and/or accounting requirements as it relates to the sales companies in US and Canada
• Lead and/or participate in various projects for process improvements, new reporting, policy compliance, etc

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
• 7 years of professional experience in Accounting / Finance function
• IFRS and US GAAP proficiency as it relates to financial reporting
• Proficiency of MS Office tools (excel, ppt, etc)
• SAP knowledge & hands-on experience
• Project Management skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills

*No Visa Sponsorship or Relocation Assistance is available for this position*


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