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Newell Brands Global Accounting Leader in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Title: Global Accounting Leader

Location: Atlanta, GA

Reports To: Manager, General Accounting

The Global Accounting Leader will be responsible of the financial close of a particular General Accounting Function Globally across Newell. Accountability, accuracy and timeliness will be key to their success, rewarded with exposure to business and operations leadership. The Global Accounting Leader will also lead strategic accounting and process improvement initiatives and as well will be the point of contact of divisions for service and additional scope initiatives and implementation. Accountable execution and development of Global Standard Process for the assigned scope of activities

  • Leadsgeneral accounting close management Globally, accountable for the closingprocess, ensuring global compliance with corporate deadlines-schedule withquality and accuracy of the financial statements of Newell Brands

  • Performskey Global close activities, preparing and reviewing complex accounting journalentries, coordinating staff across the globe and resolving issues

  • Createsbridge between accounting, finance and operations, providing GAAP leadership,offering procedural guidance, ensuring SOX compliance and completing routinebalance sheet reviews

  • Responsiblefor ensuring that the results for affiliate entities are accurate and forreviewing the intercompany relationships to ensure that all amounts are eliminatedeach month

  • Workdirectly with staff accountants and Senior Accountant analyst across the Globe,ensuring tasks completed in a timely and accurate manner

  • Leadsstrategic Global corporate projects and team continuous improvement initiativesand global standardization

  • Appliesfundamental accounting theories and concepts to support the business operationsin day-to-day accounting needs, resolving General Accounting related issues anddisputes or escalating, as required.

  • Reviewsexisting processes, recommending opportunities to streamline and standardizeregionally or globally

  • Supportsinternal and external audits, sales and use tax filings and federal tax filings

  • Performssuch individual assignments as management may direct

  • Establishesand maintains effective work relationships with stakeholders at all levels

  • Maintainsthe professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary for assignedresponsibilities

  • TrialBalance reviews and sign off with corporate accounting for Global Scope ofactivities, main point of contact for corporate accounting to address issuesand resolve closing discrepancies for the assigned Global Scope, coordinationwith the regions to reopen of books or adjustments at close

  • Coordinatethe migration of new brands and business unto SAP

  • BSDegree in Accounting

  • CPA or equivalent experience

  • Publicaccounting experience preferred

  • Proven experience leading month end close 2-5years

  • 5+years in corporate accounting environments, preferably multi-layered, globalorganizations

  • SAPExperience

  • Audit Experience

  • Attentionto detail and accuracy

  • Abilityto self-start, prioritize work and follow through

  • Teammanagement skills

  • AdvancedMS Excel skills, managing spreadsheets and using advanced formulas

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.