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Accountant - External Reporting

Company: Univar Solutions
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

A Place Where People Matter. - Start your career journey with Univar Solutions! - Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you. - Primary Purpose:The Accountant - External Reporting is a key role and member within the Corporate Controller group that supports the external reporting process by working on the preparation of financial reports in compliance with overall SEC reporting requirements. While the role is primarily focused on the SEC reporting requirements, this role will also participate in the global consolidation financial close process with the analysis of consolidated financial statements and by providing certain deliverables.Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements, related footnotes and MD&A
  • Assists with preparation of quarterly earnings releases, investor decks and management communications
  • Supports the corporate consolidation financial close process, providing the analysis for the consolidated financial statements, and working with the team to maintain effective internal controls
  • Partners and provides financial deliverables required by other groups within the Company including Treasury, Legal, Tax, Investor Relations and FP&A as needed
  • Assists with technical accounting research and analysis (SEC and US GAAP). Provides guidance to other groups within the Company and helps implement where appropriate
  • Point of contact for the quarterly review and annual audit process with the external auditors
  • Assists in submitting census reports
  • Performs other related duties as required or requestedFinancial Responsibility:
    • Preparation of financial reports in compliance with overall SEC reporting requirements
    • Review accuracy and completeness of entity and consolidated financial data submitted for reporting
    • Compliance with corporate policies and generally accepted accounting principals
    • Workload prioritizationEducation/Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA preferred
      • 1-2 years accounting experience (prefer public accounting and SEC filing experience)Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
        • Accounting and reporting (US GAAP) knowledge
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills
        • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize and meet deadlines
        • Experience working with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Workiva preferredUnivar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more. - Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet! We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees' physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe! -We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion. - Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry. -Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

Keywords: Univar Solutions, Downers Grove , Accountant - External Reporting, Accounting, Auditing , Downers Grove, Illinois

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