Location: South Carolina, United States

Date published: 02-Feb-2024

Job ID: 123543

Description and Requirements

Hybrid opportunity

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of SG&A Accounting to join our dynamic team. The Director of SG&A Accounting will play a critical role in overseeing all aspects of controllership within the Americas region, ensuring adherence to accounting standards, driving process improvements, optimizing financial close efficiency, delivering timely and accurate financial reporting, and maintaining a robust SOX control environment. This role will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and senior leadership to support strategic initiatives and promote operational excellence.

Key Responsibilities:
Leadership and Oversight:
• Provide strategic leadership and direction to the SG&A accounting team within the Americas region.
• Set clear objectives, establish priorities, and monitor performance to ensure goals are met effectively and efficiently.
• Foster a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability within the team.
Financial Reporting and Compliance:
• Oversee timely and accurate financial reporting, including period account reconciliations.
• Ensure compliance with GAAP and company policies.
• Coordinate with internal and external auditors to support audit activities and address any findings or recommendations.
• Maintain a robust SOX control environment, including documentation, testing, and remediation of control deficiencies.
Process Improvement and Efficiency:
• Identify opportunities to streamline accounting processes and enhance efficiency through automation, standardization, and optimization.
• Implement best practices and tools to drive process improvements and eliminate manual efforts.
• Lead initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of financial close processes, reducing cycle times and enhancing accuracy.
Financial Analysis and Decision Support:
• Provide insightful analysis of SG&A expenses and balance sheet variances in the region.
• Partner with business FP&A to ensure accurate cost allocation and support them in decision-making, and developing budgets, forecasts, and strategic plans.
Stakeholder Collaboration:
• Collaborate cross-functionally with finance, operations, and other departments to align controllership activities with business objectives.
• Serve as a key point of contact for regional and corporate stakeholders, providing guidance and support on accounting matters.
• Collaborate with counterparts in EMEA and APAC to share and establish controllership best practice and efficiencies.
• Be involved in ad hoc corporate projects such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and restructuring.
• Play a pivotal role in finance transformation initiatives.

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
• Master’s degree and CPA or equivalent certification preferred
• 8+ years of experience in accounting and finance roles, with a focus on accounting, controllership, and SOX compliance
• Experience working in a matrix environment in a global company preferred
• Experience working for a US publicly traded company preferred
• Proven leadership experience with a track record of effectively managing teams and driving results
• Technical knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting, SEC regulations, and internal controls
• Public accounting experience preferred
• Experience in process improvement initiatives, including automation and optimization of financial processes
• Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide actionable insights
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels
• Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage competing priorities effectively
• Experience with Oracle R12 preferred