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Financial Reporting Accountant

Company: Simpson Strong-Tie
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Simpson Strong-Tie is a leader in engineered structural connectors, software, and solutions for the building industry. We maintain a reputation as a trusted manufacturer, partner, and corporate citizen committed to our customers and employees. Our founder, Barc Simpson established 9 Principles of Business we live out as company values and have made Simpson Strong-Tie an inspiring place to work since 1956. Our team of talented people are dedicated to our shared mission: to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures. Learn about our company culture directly from our team. YOU As a Financial Reporting Accountant, you will be responsible for several aspects of accounting, consolidations, and external reporting of a publicly traded company. You will own certain aspects of technical accounting as well as be the subject matter expert for interpreting U.S. GAAP. As the Financial Reporting Accountant, you will report directly to the Assistant Controller and work with upper management on occasion. WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING(% of Time) Accounting and reporting (60%):

  • Assist in the preparation of SEC filings, including certain elements of the proxy, periodic 8-Ks and section 16 filings. Work closely with management on earnings release materials, board of director and investor presentations.
  • Assist in managing consolidation process for the parent company and its subsidiaries and related financial reporting including preparation of cash flows.
  • Assist in preparing account reconciliations and journal entries of several centralized functional areas.
  • Assist in researching technical accounting matters, including evaluation of new accounting pronouncements to determine the impact and operationalize them for the company.
  • Assist in developing, researching required accounting support, disclosures and entries for significant transactions like M&A, asset disposals, or divestitures.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual asset impairment evaluations.
  • Produce consolidated financial statements used for external financial reporting under US GAAP, engage in balance sheet and P&L variance analysis, and support annual audits and quarterly reviews.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses and build financial models to inform strategies, investment recommendations, and new business opportunities.
  • Assist in preparing certain period-end accounting workpapers and disclosure. Compliance (25%):
    • Assist in establishing and maintaining company world-wide accounting policies and procedures to ensure conformance with US GAAP and other financial reporting compliance, laws, and regulatory requirements.
    • Assist in maintaining adherence with the Company's system of internal controls over financial reporting and collaborating with the internal audit team to ensure operational and design effectiveness of controls.
    • Work with finance team on timely and effective external audits and internal HO audits.
    • Contribute towards streamlining accounting systems and processes, including assisting with the introduction of digital and/or robotic process automation, with the goal of achieving greater efficiencies and accuracy in the level and timeliness of reporting. Relationship building (15%):
      • Maintain positive and collaborative relationships with all levels of management (including branches), consultants and external auditors within the organization.
      • Collaborate with all levels in the organization to identify and analyze gaps between current processes and the desired state, design new processes and develop process performance.
      • Represent the Company in the utmost professional and ethical manner and in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures, and applicable laws; especially when addressing complaints, resolving problems, and all other supervisory responsibilities.
      • Ability to collaborate across different functional teams with the goal of providing best in class customer service. DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE If you can do everything listed above, you've got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:
        • Bachelor's degree in accounting - required
        • CPA - Strongly preferred
        • 5-7 years of combined audit/control advisory experience with Big 4 accounting firm and large publicly traded companies
        • 2 years combined Business and SAP experience
        • Finance / Accounting Skills: Strong understanding of US GAAP, PCAOB standards, SEC regulations, and SOX.
        • System Skills / Knowledge: Knowledge of SAP (S4/Hana preferred) functionality and business application preferred, BPC or similar required, and working knowledge of Workiva.
        • Communication Skills: Ability to write in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. Respectful to others where differences of opinion exist. Able to listen carefully and resolve conflicts through understanding other points of view.
        • Work Environment: Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment. Must have a proven track record for rolling up the sleeves and diving into the details when necessary.
        • Analytical / problem solving: Excellent organizational, consultative, analytical, detail oriented, and problem-solving skills.
        • Self-Management: Self-motivated and results driven. Strong ability to prioritize and manage time so that highest priorities are dealt with in a timely manner.
        • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing work environment and work in cross-functional teams.
        • Relationship Building: Demonstrated strong ability to build productive and meaningful relationships. Travel This position requires domestic and international travel up to 10% of the time. Work Status & Location This full-time, exempt position is located in Pleasanton, CA. Relocation Relocation is not available for this position. Pay $93600 - $121700 / year REWARDS AT SIMPSON STRONG-TIE We recognize and reward employees with a carefully designed and comprehensive rewards package, including competitive compensation, quarterly bonuses or commission and first-rate benefits. May exclude some positions, such as seasonal jobs.
          • Quarterly Bonuses/Commission:You will be eligible for either a bonus or commission, paid on a quarterly basis. We believe all employees affect customers, sales and revenue - directly or indirectly - and should be rewarded by sharing the company profits.
          • Benefits: We provide a wide range of benefits for eligible full-time employees including: medical, dental, vision, retirement contributions, employee stock purchase and bonus plans, pay for holidays, vacation, sick days, funerals and jury duty, years of service awards, employee discounts, employee referral bonuses, charitable contribution matching, education reimbursement and more. View benefit plan details here: In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Please note all job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test. Simpson Strong-Tie's drug policy is based upon Federal Law, and therefore will screen applicants for amphetamines, including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana/THC, phencyclidine, and opiates. #NowHiring #GetHired #Hiring #HiringNow

Keywords: Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton , Financial Reporting Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Pleasanton, California

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