Accounting Manager, Shared Services in St. Louis, MO at Carlisle Construction Materials

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

General Summary:

Reporting to the Corporate Controller –This position provides leadership for the Shared Services teams comprising accounts payable and accounts receivable to drive operating efficiencies, scalable processes and enhanced controls used for the processing of transactions for supplier invoices, expense reports, customer invoices and collections.


Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

This position requires an individual with a solid background in accounting operations with well-rounded knowledge and expertise in all areas of financial accounting, revenue recognition, internal controls (SOX compliance), treasury & cash management, intercompany accounting (Transfer Pricing), and tax compliance. This is a strategic role with high visibility and global exposure

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the AP and AR department, including timely payment of vendor invoices, maintenance of master supplier file, annual 1099 reporting, corporate purchasing cards and SOX requirements and documentation.
  • Analyze financial information to assist management in increasing profitability make recommendations towards sound business decisions while ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Manage the monthly AP & AR close process including preparation of accruals, reconciliations and month-end schedules, ensuring prepared timely and accurately.
  • Establish policy and procedures to improve the efficiency of the AP and AR departments. Evaluate process needs and collaborate internally to identify efficiencies that consider best practices in achieving automation, standardization, and continuous process improvement.
  • Coordinate and direct audit efforts for all entities, including financial audits, and standalone regulatory audits as required. Manage information requests during year-end audits and respond to requests for information during internal audits.
  • Drive a customer service culture, sustaining and improving on key performance metrics that measure the effectiveness and service levels of the Shared Services function.Develop and grow strong cross-functional relationships to ensure the achievement of department and business objectives through collaboration and communication.
  • Lead the migration and integration of non-participating business units not currently supported by the financial shared services platform.
  • Perform review of invoices and supporting documentation, AP postings in general ledger, check runs and payment processing for timeliness and accuracy
  • Manage direct reports, including workforce planning, hire, terminations, performance management, recommending salary actions, and developing and mentoring staff.

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with CPA preferred but not required.
  • Strong planning, prioritization, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to lead complex projects which require building consensus and collaboration from others across business groups and functions.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong manager of processes and people with the ability to develop and motivate staff.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with solid background in process improvements and application of Best Practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with excel and ERP experience required
  • Experience with Concur a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to follow through on multiple tasks and priorities

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed within an office environment with standard office equipment available. The work is sedentary in nature. Estimated travel is 25%.


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