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Senior Accountant - Policy & Research

Company: Univar Solutions
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Primary Purpose:

The Senior Accountant – Accounting Policy & Research is a key role and member within the Corporate Controller group and supports the technical accounting and research function.  This position review technical accounting matters and present conclusions for consideration. This role will provide support for the controllership organization. This position reports to the Manager – Accounting Policy & Research.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Participate in accounting research and compliance activities, acting as a technical accounting resource, keeping current with all new account pronouncements and implementation of appropriate policy and process changes, ensuring integrity of consistent financial reporting across Global entities.


  • Support the Company’s accounting and financial reporting policies process. Work closely with business unit and corporate departments to ensure accounting is correct.


  • Assist on the quarterly review for impairment of long-lived assets as well as the annual goodwill impairment assessment.


  • Assist in monitoring new accounting pronouncement and perform assessments in determining the related accounting, policy, and reporting impacts.


  • Review new or revised contracts including contracts for customers for revenue recognition determination, leases, other procurement contracts.


  • Work with policy owners to ensure financial policies are clear, accurate and current with respect to U.S. GAAP requirements


  • Partner with internal/external customer including auditors, and other functional areas within the company. Collaborate and identify improvement areas.


  • Support the financial reporting process by preparing footnote and other areas requiring technical expertise.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA required, with maintenance of minimum CPEs
  • 5+ years accounting experience



Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong accounting and reporting (US GAAP) knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence people and processes without direct responsibility.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize and meet deadlines.


Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions/Other Requirements:

Office environment


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.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



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