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Financial Accounting and Reporting Lead

Location: Wichita
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Financial Accounting and Reporting Lead WIC04500 Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Position Purpose This role is part of the 'CPS' Cargill Protein & Salt 'NA' North America 'FAR' Financial Accounting and Reporting team. This role is responsible for ensuring the Protein Group's Canadian financial statements, schedules, and 'CRP' Control Review Package is prepared on time and is materially correct in accordance with US GAAP requirements. This role will ensure month-end close is well coordinated and financial review and analytical commentary is prepared timely and accurately, which flows into various monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements. This includes comparative analysis, preparing commentary for lower level financial statement reviews, and ensuring policies and procedures are being adhered to that support strong balance sheet management. A successful candidate will need strong financial accounting and reporting knowledge, business acumen, ability to influence, and change management skills. This role will work with several other members in our A & F organization across the different domains, Corporate Accounting, Tax, and FP & A. He/she will continually seek out process improvement opportunities in the financial close process, improve communication and collaboration, and identify and disclose potential internal control weaknesses. He/she will be required to understand the key value drivers of the business and ensure the impact of the value drivers are appropriately reflected in the US GAAP financial statements. Principal Accountabilities 60% Financial Reporting - Demonstrate strong financial reporting skills to gather data, evaluate, prepare, and analyze financial statements and schedules. - Accountable for producing accurate monthly financial reporting packets and financial statements, including balance sheet, profit and loss, and various schedules. - Conduct monthly reporting and business financial reviews, including analyzing and discussing the key insights for actual vs budget and prior year results. - Partner effectively with various A & F domains and FP & A by sharing financial results and identify opportunities for improvement. - Partner with our partners in Bangalore and Costa Rica to continuously improve reporting capabilities. - Ensure all reporting requirements are met on time and with a high level of integrity. - Collaborate with team to manage corporate accounting and internal / external audit requests. - Champion efforts to ensure controls and compliance measures are in place for all reported financial information. - Respond timely to ad hoc requests from FP & A, MIDS, and other business partners. 20% Change Leadership Through Process Optimization and Technology Driven Decision Making - Collaborate with other A & F leads across the enterprises and domains - including 'BOSC' Business Operations Supply Chain, 'MIDS' Management Information & Decision Support, and 'PI' Process Improvement, to identify opportunities for more advanced technology solutions to simplify and standardize processes. - Lead team through change by identifying and implementing process simplification, standardization and improvement while proactively pursuing optimization with our colleagues in Bangalore and Costa Rica. - Address fragmentation of work across teams and drive profitable change. - Ensure SAP deployment project does not adversely impact the ability to prepare timely and accurate financial statements. 20% Business Partnership - Provide financial expertise and information to the leadership team and other business stakeholders. - Collaborate with other A & F leads across Cargill's North America enterprises. - Partner with Controls lead to address any audit issues and proactively set up processes to ensure future risks are mitigated. - Partner with MIDS team to ensure proper data governance for business activities and proper alignment with data standards. - Collaborative across business process (PRTP, OTSC, RTR) owners and providers to streamline processes and ensure accountability for accurate business financial statements. - Build capability and business knowledge with our colleagues in Bangalore and Costa Rica. - Champion and lead change management activities for finance projects and initiatives. Required Qualifications - Bachelor's Degree or higher in Finance or Accounting - Minimum of 7 years of experience in Accounting and/or Finance - Proven ability to influence at all levels of the organization - Highly effective people and change leadership skills, interpersonal, and communication skills - Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal - Strong problem solving and analytical skills - Ability to partner and engage with various stakeholders (Tax, Corporate Accounting, Audit, HR, IT) - Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve business processes and controls - Demonstrated ability for continuous improvement Preferred Qualifications - CPA, MBA, or other advanced certificate or advanced accounting/finance degree - Experience in JDE and/or SAP - Experience working through and leading significant change in a matrixed organization - Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet. Finance/Accounting US-KS-Wichita Full-time Standard Day Job

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