Finance Manager (Corporate Reporting)

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Employer
Location
Arlington, VA, United States
Posted
Mar 06, 2017
Closes
Mar 25, 2017
Ref
17001239
Contract Type
Full Time

Foods people love. The life you imagined. And the culinary capital.

We are writing a new chapter in our journey; Nestlé USA is opening its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from Washington, D.C.   As a part of this extraordinary moment, you have the opportunity to help build the Nestlé USA of today, and tomorrow.

Our new home in the D.C. area offers close proximity to world class restaurants, shopping, and museums. You are steps away from the world's largest museum, the Smithsonian, and renowned national landmarks such as the Washington Monument.  

Nestlé USA is transforming what we do, how we do it, and where we work.  Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too.   Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with our competitive benefits, focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career.

Discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it's about enriching you.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible to report and analyze the consolidated financial results to local management, the Nestlé Group management and to provide support on financial reporting requirements to internal customers. The manager will work with cross-functional teams throughout the organization to ensure accurate and timely delivery of requirements and consistent use of Nestlé's reporting policies and systems.

Applying a solid understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) and/or International Accounting Standards (IAS), this position gathers and interprets financial information effectively and forms data into meaningful and concise analyses while considering a broad range of interdependent issues. Identifies areas for change and makes recommendations while managing multiple demands and competing priorities. Provides guidance for proper accounting treatment as questions arise from the business.

This position manages a staff of financial analysts; ensuring adequately trained resources to meet all reporting requirements and for further development of the team members.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY OUTPUTS

Analyzes and reports consolidated financial results. Financial reporting requirements include actual results (monthly, quarterly, and annual). Users include local management and Nestlé Group management. Works closely with the operating divisions and corporate functional groups, and business contacts at the worldwide headquarters.

Researches and interprets financial reporting guidelines and provides guidance to operating divisions and functional groups, as needed.

Coordinates information requests related to interim, year-end, and Nestlé Holdings, Inc. audits

Provides Magnitude financial reporting support and guidance to Nestlé Professional USA, Nestlé Nutrition, and others, as required

Coordinates with Nestlé affiliates to ensure accuracy and consistency in reported intercompany results.

Coordinates users' requests for ad-hoc financial reports and analysis.

Other projects/duties as assigned.


BASIC/ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

• BA/BS with major in Accounting or Finance, or BA/BS degree with coursework up to and including intermediate accounting

• Minimum of 5-7 years experience in Accounting/Finance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Willingness to relocate for career advancement

• CPA, CMA, CFM, CCE, MBA

• Food industry experience

STRONGLY PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

• Hands-on knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) or International Accounting Standards (IAS) assumptions, principles and constraints (i.e. economic equity, going concern, monetary unit, periodic reporting, historical cost, revenue recognition matching, full disclosure, cost-benefit relationship, materiality, and conservatism)

• Demonstrated ability to design financial & non-financial measurements and key performance indicators (KPI's) to drive improved business performance

• Decision support skills

• Working knowledge of budget preparation and forecasting for cost centers / balance sheet accounts

• Working knowledge of financial concepts & principles including cash flow, NPV, IRR, ROI, Economic Profit, etc.

• Ability to understand and communicate the drivers of product profit & loss

• Complex financial modeling skills

• Knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing

• Nestlé Accounting Standards (NAS) - for internal candidates

• Computer skills: MS Windows including intermediate Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; basic Access, and working knowledge of SAP

PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

• Investment justification skills, Project management skills

PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Demonstrated ability to:

• Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results

• Manage/organize time, information, and resources effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests on a timely basis; multi-task

• Train, coach, motivate and reinforce performance to achieve business goals.

• Network across functional and divisional silos

• Build, focus and motivate effective teams

• Influence business decisions with concrete financial support

• Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally

• Work independently in solving business issues and taking initiative

• Partner with the customer / other functional teams to drive business results and meet deliverables

• Recommend possible strategic courses of action to capitalize on business opportunities

• Identify risks and opportunities

• Manage projects

• Leverage best practices

• Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills

• Apply good judgment and professional integrity in decision-making

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