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Manager, Technical Accounting - Chicago or Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KY

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Manager, Technical Accounting - Chicago or Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KYThis is a full-time, exempt position. Overview of Scope:Technical Accounting (TA) is primarily responsible for the preparation and filing of the Company's Forms 10-Q, 10-K, and 8-K (Earnings Release) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, implementing new and updated accounting standards that are relevant to ADM, and providing support to the organization through the TA consultation service to ensure transactions are accounted for in accordance with U.S. GAAP. TA maintains the accounting policy library and works with policy owners within the various Centers of Excellence (COE) to ensure policies are updated to reflect changes to the accounting standards. Individuals within this group also review the impairment analysis performed by the Valuation COE and functional currency forms.Managers at ADM play a key role in ensuring that fundamental responsibilities of Accounting Services are completed in a timely and accurate manner. They build leadership skills by seeking out formal and informal opportunities to develop and demonstrate abilities to lead and manage work and resources. Managers display a strong understanding of accounting systems and processes and demonstrate ability to "think outside the box" by applying creative solutions to situations. Managers also demonstrate strong skill in identifying opportunities for improvement to departmental accuracy, timeliness and efficiency, and implementing feasible solutions. Individual Contributor Managers have no direct supervisory responsibilities.This is an accounting position within TA with a high potential for career growth, increasing responsibility, and exposure to executive financial management. The position offers the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge of ADM's operations and consolidated financial information and is responsible for managing the accounting policy process and the technical accounting consultation process which includes the work performed by subject matter experts and performing technical accounting research.Overview of Key Responsibilities:Concurrently serve as the North America TA LeadMaintain the accounting policy library and work with policy owners, subject matter experts, reviewers, and approvers on all aspects of the accounting policy workManage the TA consultation process including the work performed by subject matter expertsProvide TA guidance to the accounting organization and other departmentsImplement new accounting standards by recommending the appropriate accounting methods and procedures and communicating and coordinating these matters with the accounting organization and other departmentsVerify and/or prepare support for footnotes to ADM's quarterly and annual financial statements filed with the SECOrganize and maintain documentation and support for all departmental activitiesAssist management on special projects as neededCommunicate with various levels of accounting management in the U.S. and international locationsAssist in resolving accounting and disclosure comments from external auditorsConstantly look for ways to improve current processes/develop new and more efficient processesCollaboration & Teamwork:Aligns goals to ensure that success is defined in terms of mutual objectives, both within and across departmentsSecures executive sponsorship that reinforces cross-functional effortsWorks effectively across geographic, departmental, and organizational boundaries to positively influence the businessCommunication / Effective Conversations & Feedback:Articulates especially complex matters in a way that is easily understood by people up and down the organizationCoaches peers in the effective dissemination and presentation of informationCreates and improves processes so information can be shared in a timely and effective mannerAccountability & Resourcefulness:Takes full responsibility for overall execution and delivery of critical tasks or projectsBacks up commitments with planning (risk management, project management, contingency planning, etc.) that ensures the organization can deliver what is requiredImplements effective reporting systems that keep all stakeholders informed of progressAuthenticity:Demonstrates to everyone that ethical behavior is inseparable from good businessHelps managers and their teams to make sense of, and react professionally to, unforeseen and undesirable circumstancesGives honest, non-defensive answers to tough questionsInnovation for Our Customer:Helps others understand how excellence and innovation can and should co-existChampions ground-breaking ideas that capitalize on future opportunitiesThinks well outside of the box in consideration of innovative, new approaches to the businessLeading Change:Acts as a catalyst with conviction for fundamental change in the organizationRevises plans and priorities to accelerate progress and minimize the negative side effects of needed improvementsPersuades others to let go of old ways of doing things that have become stale or bureaucratic, in favor of radically new approachesDiversity, Inclusion & Open Mindedness:Fosters multi-cultural relationships and partnerships that benefit the organizationUses cultural familiarity to improve how the organization operatesEnthusiastically works with all employees at all levels, capitalizing on their strengthsBusiness Savvy with Company-wide Perspective:Shows a strong command of the business and how ADM drives revenueIs familiar with the competition and understands company strategies for gaining market shareAnticipates changes that will affect customer needsStrategic & Forward-Thinking:Ensures that company objectives and key metrics are at forefront of actions and decision-makingUses a big-picture view of ADM successes to calibrate priorities with colleagues across functionsAssesses business risks systematically and thoroughly, including the downside of not actingExcellence Orientation:Removes obstacles that threaten to prevent the department from meeting goals, deadlines, and objectivesEmphasizes the importance of achieving results that impact the company's bottom lineSeeks ways to strengthen operations, systems, and processes and shares those developments across the company for maximum benefitCustomer Service Orientation:Provides thought leadership that influences customer perceptions of what they need and how ADM can meet those needsCommits to quality output that meets or exceeds customer requirementsEnsures that sustainable processes are in place to identify and address customer needsLevel of Education:Bachelor's degree in accountingWork Experience and Skills Required:5+ years of accounting experiencePrior supervisory experience a plusProficient in Microsoft Office SuiteExperience with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) a plusStrong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting standards requiredExperience with WDesk a plusCertifications:Certified Public Accountant, preferredExcited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings. ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.REF: 85693BR

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , Manager, Technical Accounting - Chicago or Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KY, Accounting, Auditing , Decatur, Illinois

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