Dean Foods

  • Corporate Accounting Manager II

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Requisition ID
    2019-13372
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting
    Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
    No
    Travel
    0-10%
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    Job Description & Requirements

    The Corporate Accounting Manager will be responsible for managing the Company’s corporate and home office accounting activities, including centralized cash management, corporate business unit support, corporate/home office allocations and other key processes. He/she is responsible for ensuring all entries, reconciliations and other activities conducted within his/her team are in compliance with GAAP, applicable Company policies and procedures and the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting. The Corporate Accounting Manager will be a key team member and a hands-on contributor in managing the daily accounting activities of the department. Additionally, he/she will help to elevate the overall performance, sophistication and impact of the corporate accounting function as it relates to processes and business unit support. 

     

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Managing the month-end close process, including leading month-end corporate P&L review meetings.
    • Ensuring all accounting entries are timely, accurate, properly supported and in compliance with GAAP.
    • Managing the preparation/review of financial statement variance analysis for month-end and quarter-end management reporting.
    • Ensuring corporate and home office balance sheet accounts are reconciled, reviewed, and include appropriate supporting documentation.
    • Assisting with preparation of quarterly forecasts for long-term incentive compensation, pension/other post-employment benefits and other areas as needed.
    • Partnering with the HR/Benefits team to manage the annual employee benefit plan financial statement preparation and audit process.
    • Providing support and guidance to shared services functions as needed and serving as an accounting liaison between corporate accounting, payroll and field accounting/field operations.
    • Ensuring compliance with Corporate Office internal controls.
    • Supporting internal/external audits, including ensuring timely and thorough responses to audit requests, acting as a liaison between the department and the audit teams and ensuring any deficiencies noted are corrected in a timely manner.
    • Maintaining process flow documentation and ensuring appropriate back-up coverage is in place for critical work streams within the Corporate Accounting department.
    • Designing and implementing process improvements within the Corporate Accounting department.
    • Providing accounting guidance and support to the departments/business units within the Corporate Office.
    • Leading a team of 4 senior accountants, including motivating the team to deliver on individual and departmental objectives, providing on-the-job coaching, identifying training/development opportunities and conducting mid-year and year-end performance reviews.
    • Establishing and ensuring appropriate work standards are implemented by the team.
    • As required, leading efforts to standardize, simplify and centralize activities within Dean Foods Company.
    • Performing other duties or ad hoc requests as assigned.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Accounting or related business field.
    • CPA or CPA exam candidate preferred.
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in an accounting role; prior supervisory experience is preferred.
    • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and experience complying with SOX in a corporate environment.
    • JD Edwards experience a plus.
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company and external stakeholders.
    • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate accounting and financial information in a concise and easy to understand manner. 
    • Independent problem solver with ability to proactively develop and successfully lead initiatives.
    • Strong leadership skills that will enable him/her to attract, develop, and retain key employees.
    • Self-starter with outstanding organizational skills and a strong personal commitment to meeting deadlines.
    • A results-focused and action-oriented attitude.
    • Ability to effectively balance delegation of tasks to the Corporate Accounting team, while at the same time being a hands-on contributor.
    • Team-oriented, mature and able to resolve conflict.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Must demonstrate sound judgment and integrity beyond reproach in all situations.

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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