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Accounting Manager, SEC Reporting

Req # JR - 024256 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Additional Locations 40 Job Category Finance Date posted 07/15/2020

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Position Overview

  • Key role in Baxter SEC reporting and technical accounting function
  • Accounting for routine, complex accounting areas and analysis/implementation of new accounting standards
  • Provides excellent exposure and interaction with senior levels of management within the company’s Corporate Controller’s group, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, and other personnel around the world

Critical Responsibilities

  • Prepare and review financial statements and related disclosures for SEC Forms 10-K and 10-Q and participate in review of earnings releases and other investor materials
  • Monitor GAAP and SEC developments; participate in adoption of new accounting and disclosure rules.Work closely with external auditors
  • Maintain close relationship with regional and business operations finance teams to drive process improvement and efficiency
  • Prepare or review accounting on a global basis with respect to Baxter’s significant, complex transactions and events in a variety of areas including:
    • Revenue recognition, leases, impairments, financial instruments, debt and financing transactions, pension, stock-based compensation, restructuring, foreign currency, etc.
  • Participate in the effort to maintain Baxter’s SOX compliance
  • Development of staff

Experience, Attributes, and Education

  • Bachelors / Master’s degree in Accounting.CPA required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience.Public accounting experience with a national accounting firm (Big 4 preferred)
  • Very strong technical accounting and research skills are required
  • Ability to effectively influence and drive consensus with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead groups and manage / prioritize multiple projects and effectively operate in fast-paced, complex organization
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Close attention to detail at all times

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