Wolters Kluwer Manager, Accounting in Helena, Montana
This position is based in St. Cloud, MN, Minneapolis, MN or can be remote across the US!
You will be responsible for supervising virtual teams across the US. On a day to day basis will supervise the staff of the US accounting operations of the NA-AC. Direct leadership responsibility for 6 onshore staff and a dedicated team of outsourced professionals in Bangalore, India.
In a matrix environment will consult with the NAAC Managers as it relates to operational issues in the Order to Cash (OTC), and Procure to Pay (PTP) towers within various US business lines and operations.
The Manager, Accounting will be responsible for directly supporting the Division Controller focusing on standardization, harmonization and process improvements related to the accounting process and procedures as well as lead key initiatives related the NA-AC strategic plan, Corporate Accounting policy changes (ex. Intangible Assets capitalization, IFRS 15 Revenue Recognition standard compliance, IFRS 16 Leases standard compliance, deployments) and Operational streamlining across the NA-AC.
As the related business partner, you will be a primary contact to the key business units FP&A teams. In addition, the Manager will ensure that the Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled timely and in proper order to meet internal and external audit requirements. This position is critical to the overall accounting and control environment of the NA-AC and the GRC Division to enable Wolters Kluwer to achieve its goals and objectives. Across time and as the North America – Accounting Center evolves, this role will migrate away from a GRC -only focus and will have the opportunity to become cross-WK divisional in nature.
Essential Duties and responsibilities
Ensure the timely and accurate recording and reporting of financial information (P&L, B/S and Cash flow) on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis (IFRS) for Wolters Kluwer GRC and its business units
Ensure BS accounts are reconciled, and outstanding issues are resolved on a timely basis
Identify, document and implement process improvements to ensure sustainable controls are embedded in each financial process and to reduce monthly close cycle, reduce financial risk to the business and improve standardization
Coordinate/lead cross Business Unit /Cross NA-AC teams to ensure standardized processes are developed and deployed for consistency and quality of financials and related supporting analysis
Coordinate/support system implementations to ensure cost effective migration, time schedule and a sustained control environment
Coordinate resolution of Tax, Legal, and statutory issues with the Business Units, Corporate and Indirect Tax groups on a timely basis.
Coordinate/support the audit activities (financial and operational) across Wolters Kluwer GRC - CT, Lien Solution, and ELM with internal and external auditors
Manage retained and outsourced teams that are geographically disbursed
Deploy effective talent management plans to build a strong technical accounting team with high quality analytic skills. Address underperformance timely through training, upskilling or replacement when necessary
Work closely in concert with the Business Unit FP&A groups and Accounting counterparts to ensure timely submission of information in response to monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting requirements
Work closely in concert with the Business Unit FP&A groups and Accounting counterparts to build solid effective relationships and be recognized as a trusted business partner, subject matter expert and a reliable resource
Demonstrate ability to provide guidance from an accounting perspective as well as to be viewed as a partner to assist the business in achieving its goals and objectives.
Participate in Acquisition analysis, due diligence, reengineering and special project with a specific focus on ensuring the accuracy of all related accounting transactions
Coach and mentor staff and Business Unit team members to help improve their understanding of Accounting, risk management and improve their overall analytical skills
Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.
7 years of progressive experience in accounting including experience in revenue recognition, FP&A, treasury, audit
3 years in management/leadership position and experience managing virtual teams
Outsourcing experience from both customer and service provider perspectives
Proficient knowledge of SAP and other ERP systems
Highly organized and detail oriented
Ability to quickly establish close collaborative working relationships and credibility throughout various organizational levels
Demonstrated collaborative business skills, ability to work as a team lead and as a team member; ability to respectfully challenge the Business Units when necessary
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a virtual organization
Demonstrated strong communication skills, written and verbal
Demonstrated ability to build strong dedicated teams, manage performance, and develop others
Some travel: 10%
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They re not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.