Executes day-to-day activities related to financial projects as assigned. Provides guidance to management for accounting policy development for FMCNA, researches accounting issues, develops and presents new finance and accounting policies and updates existing policies to ensure adherence with both domestic and international accounting pronouncements and other Company initiatives. Assists in the analysis of acquisition financial due diligence for FMCNA to measure the performance of proposed acquisitions and new business opportunities. Facilitates the coordination of external valuations on significant acquisitions and acts as a liaison between external valuation experts and external audit.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Executes day-to-day activities related to financial projects as assigned
Provides guidance to management for accounting policy development for FMCNA; researches, develops, and presents new accounting policies and updates existing policies to ensure adherence with accounting pronouncements both domestic and international and other Company initiatives.
Facilitates the analysis of acquisition financial due diligence for FMCNA to measure the performance of proposed acquisitions and new business opportunities.
Assists in the coordination of external valuations on significant acquisitions and acts as a liaison between external valuation experts and external audit.
Remains current on accounting pronouncements; interprets relevance of current and prospective pronouncements to FMCNA. Prepared to proactively address pending accounting pronouncements.
Researches, analyzes, interprets and provides guidance on complex accounting issues as they arise from internal questions, proposed transactions, audit requests or the application of new rules.
Researches, interprets and develops policies to ensure compliance with GAAP, FASB pronouncements and technical bulletins, EITF, IFRS, etc.
Communicates the impact of accounting pronouncements on FMCNA to applicable corporate and divisional management.
Collaborates with corporate and divisional management to determine the best approach for addressing accounting pronouncement requirements.
Assists the effort to ensure accounting policies are applied consistently across division lines;
Provides ad hoc analysis of and guidance on accounting issues.
Provides support to the external reporting functions (both in FMCNA and FMC-KGaA) by drafting proposed financial statement disclosures (transaction or new accounting pronouncement based)
Aids in the response to SEC and German regulatory agency comment letters to the financial statements.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelors degree in Accounting or related area required. Masters degree preferred.
CPA or CPA eligible preferred
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
3 6 years related experience preferably in a large public accounting firm and / or strong public industry financial reporting experience. Big Four Accounting Firm experience and medical industry experience preferred.
Must be technically grounded with a solid foundation in accounting policy development.
Must have a comprehensive understanding of accounting methods, work flow, and be able to educate other employees as necessary.
Must have a strong writing and verbal skills
Must be able to work independently and collaborate with cross functional teams.
Must be a team player and work well in a group.
Must be adaptable and handle competing responsibilities
Strong organizational and communication skills and PC proficiency a must.
Experience in communicating with various levels of management.