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Newell Brands Accountant, Staff in Erlanger, Kentucky

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The United States Playing Card Company is the leader in the production and distribution of premier brands of playing cards, including BICYCLE®, BEE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® playing cards. BICYCLE® has been the best selling playing card brand in the world for more than 100 years. The company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio since its founding in 1867, manufactures, markets and distributes playing cards, children's card games, collectible tins, puzzles and card accessories. BICYCLE®, BEE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® are registered trademarks of The United States Playing Card Company.We offer a competitive total compensation, health and wellness package and an engaging work environment where employees are rewarded and recognized for their individual and team contributions.


Primary Purpose of Position:

The Staff Accountant will be a key resource in the monthly financial close for the Gaming Division. This person will also be responsible for processing and accounting for royalties, commissions, sales/use tax coordination, intercompany accounting, and other general accounting functions. Accountability, accuracy and timeliness are critical to their success.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • General accounting leader for broker commissions and royalties ensuring completeness and accuracy of reporting and payment calculations, working closely with contract administration to ensure timely processing of data changes, and ensuring appropriate approval of disbursements.

  • Sales and use tax leader, extracting data from our ERP and sharing with our third-party provider, confirming timely and accurate filings of returns and managing external state audits.Coordinates filing of Canadian GST/HST returns.

  • Leader for intercompany accounting between entities within Gaming Division and with Newell corporate parent including reconciliation of balances and timely processing of intercompany payments. Research nature of charges as needed.

  • Prepare and review journal entries in accordance with GAAP impacting all areas of the business.Complete account reconciliations. Prepare support templates required for loading to Newell corporate consolidations tool (HFM).

  • Responsible for posting of T&E (travel & entertainment) expenses to the ledger and analysis of expenses.

  • Reviews and documents existing processes, recommending opportunities to streamline and standardize.

  • Supports internal and external audits, sales and use tax filings and federal tax filings.

  • Performs such individual assignments and ad-hoc analytical reporting requests as management may direct.

  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary for assigned responsibilities.

Supervise Others: No


  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 3+ years of experience, preferably in corporate accounting environment or public accounting

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Advanced MS Excel skills, managing spreadsheets, and using advanced formulas

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP

  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy

  • Ability to problem-solve, self-start, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and follow through

  • Positive, pro-active work ethic with high level of integrity

  • No travel required

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