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Sr Accountant

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Gerdau

BASIC FUNCTION:

 

This position is primarily responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Company’s financial system, including preparing consolidated financial statements for monthly internal financial and statistical reporting, and providing financial information to the parent company (Gerdau, S.A.) on a timely basis.  This position is also responsible for the consolidation of the company, reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing audit schedules, and financial and statistical analysis. This position will be involved with the month end close of the company. This position will have to research technical accounting topics when required by management.

 

The incumbent will be involved in several projects and would work without close supervision and somewhat independent toward achieving specific project goals.

 

 

NATURE AND SCOPE:

 

This position reports directly to the Corporate Accounting Manager.

 

This position works closely with the Mill Division Controllers and Mill Accountants who manage the accounting function of the mill operations and accounting personnel.

 

The qualifications for this position would include 3-5 years of progressive accounting responsibilities in a multi-divisional manufacturing organization preferably in a corporate environment; excellent communication skills; proficient in personal computer software and accounting systems.  Must possess a Bachelors or Masters Degree with major in accounting or finance. SAP experience and CPA license is preferred.

 

This position assists the Corporate Accounting Manager and Sr. Manager Accounting Operations in the accounting functions of the Corporate Office. These functions include the month-end closing of ledgers for the organization, conducting control self-assessments for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and internal audit, assisting with preparation of material for external auditors, general ledger account reconciliations, analysis and review, management reporting, journal entries, and reviews for the closing of month-end.  The incumbent must exercise independent judgment when there are problems in final results before presentation to the Corporate Accounting Manager.

 

The successful candidate will join a team committed to manufacturing excellence, continuous improvement and team member development.  This person will enjoy developing solid business relationships with their counterparts in various other departments including but not limited to Operations, Logistics, Procurement, IT, and Planning. This position will play a key role in providing impartial financial analysis and guidance, decision support, and development of financial acumen across the organization.

 

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  1. Assists in monthly closing and financial reporting by preparing routine and complex journal entries, consolidation of the various legal entities, and review journal entries prepared by accountants. Reviews system generated journal entries for accuracy and reasonableness. 

 

  1. Monthly internal financial reporting, primarily the monthly Financial Report (which includes monthly financial and statistical information) for management.

 

  1. Annually prepares the Financial Statements including footnotes. 

 

  1. Using and maintaining the ERP (SAP) system, which is used to prepare the financial statements, various footnotes, and statistical reports. 

 

  1. Quarterly and annual preparation of schedules and footnote support for Gerdau, S.A. (parent company).

 

  1. Conducts internal audit control self-assessment reviews and assists in SOX-related audit issue resolutions

 

  1. Maintains integrity of balance sheet accounts through review of account activity and balances for accuracy and reasonableness, prepares audit schedules for outside auditors.

 

  1. Performs accounting for complex accounting areas, such as stock compensation, pensions and derivatives, etc.
     
  2. Performs general accounting duties including maintaining the accounting structure for account hierarchy in the financial statements and preparation/submission of various governmental financial and statistical reports as required.
     
  3. Accounting projects as assigned by the Corporate Accounting Manager and Senior Manager Accounting Operations; requires independence and project management skills to obtain project objectives.

 

  1. Prepares financial analysis as required by management.
     
  2. Acts as the liaison with plant and corporate accounting personnel for accounting issues.

 

  1. Seeks continual improvements of all accounting processes.
     
  2. Stays abreast of current accounting standards, including, but not limited to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the various authoritative accounting guidance (FASB, SEC, etc) to ensure adequate accounting for and disclosure of the company’s financial information for internal and external reporting. Ad hoc research and special projects related to a wide range of technical accounting and financial reporting issues. 

 

Job Complexity

 

This position requires a comprehensive understanding of general and cost accounting principles.  Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires reconciliation and evaluation of identifiable factors. Requires the exercise of judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.

Qualifications

 

  • A bachelor’s degree, major in Accounting or Finance, with a depth of skills in accounting (both financial and managerial), reporting, analysis, financial supply chain, processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • SAP experience highly preferred.

 

Desired Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

 

  • Strong communication skills, ability to present financial information in a meaningful understandable way
  • Ability to question norms and respectfully challenge others
  • Good team building skills including trust, professionalism, and be able to garner consensus across diverse groups
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently and collaboratively and strong organizational skills are essential
  • Robust internal controls understanding and documentation of all financial processes and transactions
  • Detail oriented, ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive and high-volume environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and related tools

 


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