Controller, Global Accounting & Compliance in United States,

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• Global Accounting & Compliance Job Summary Objective The Controller – Global Accounting & Compliance is a key director-level corporate accounting leadership role reporting directly to AMRI’s VP, Corporate Controller and is responsible for assisting the VP, Corporate Controller with oversight and management of AMRI’s global accounting policies, processes and internal controls, including the handoff of activities between site finance teams and AMRI’s internal global shared services center.  Working closely with the VP, Corporate Controller, the key areas of focus include the development and maintenance of best-in-class internal controls over financial reporting (SOX-like internal control environment), accounting quality standards and compliance, accounting resource allocation optimization, and accounting process and systems optimization across the Company’s global footprint. The Controller – Global Accounting & Compliance role requires a strong accounting foundation, a compliance and continuous improvement mindset, and excellent communication skills necessary to collaborate with, lead and hold accountable various Finance resources across the Company. The role also requires outstanding leadership, project management and problem solving skills, and the ability to identify creative solutions to complex issues and make decisions that generate confidence among leaders within Finance and across functions. The Controller – Global Accounting & Compliance oversees 3 direct reports and 9 indirect reports Primary Responsibilities 1.
Lead the design, implementation and monitoring of the operating effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting covering the key processes at all the Company’s locations. In coordination with the VP, Corporate Controller, identify and implement enhancements to the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes and overall internal control environment necessary to meet Company-defined internal control standards and monthly closing deadlines. 2.
Actively monitor and manage the Company’s global accounting processes, including the handoff of activities between the Company’s site Finance personnel and the internal global shared services center, to ensure that financial transactions are recorded efficiently and in compliance with the Company’s global accounting policies, procedures and quality standards, identifying and leading “accounting quality” enhancements where necessary. 3.
Collaborate with and support the Company’s external financial reporting staff to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the Company’s external consolidated financial statements, with specific focus on ensuring proper presentation and disclosure in accordance with U.S. GAAP. 4.
In coordination with the VP, Corporate Controller and the Technical Accounting Controller, manage the Company’s global accounting policies to ensure that these policies are appropriately aligned with the Company’s current business environment and U.S. GAAP requirements then in effect.  Communicate updated and newly issued policies to all stakeholders globally and train staff in the proper application of policy and procedure as necessary. 5.
Serve as a key Company representative to support the annual audit of the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Responsibilities include coordinating Company and auditor staff in the timely completion of required audit activities, preparing and/or reviewing documentation for delivery to the audit team, and working directly with senior audit team members (Partner/Manager) to discuss and resolve audit matters. 6.
Responsible for the direct oversight of the Company’s credit and collection policies, processes and procedures, and the Company’s day-to-day global treasury activities, including global banking administration, funds transfers, intercompany loan tracking and accounting, and cash flow forecasting. 7.
Responsible for managing and the direct oversight of various Corporate/U.S. accounting activities and resources, including but not limited to, payroll processing, accounts payable, commercial invoicing, general accounting activities, credit card programs, and certain government contract accounting activities. 8.
Responsible for monitoring and managing compliance of the annual statutory financial statement audits and filings of the Company’s global legal entities, including the accounting and audits of all the Company’s holding companies. 9.
Responsible for the annual renewal of the Company’s global insurance policies, including the preparation of applications, statements of value and tracking of insurer engineering observations. 10.
Lead key accounting and finance initiatives and special projects (i.e. transition of accounting activities to shared services, monthly close acceleration, system implementations and acquisition integration activities) as needed. 11.
Support various monthly closing, accounting and reporting activities as needed. 12.
Support public company initiatives and/or SEC filings (i.e. Form S-1) should the Company decide to initiate an initial public offering (IPO) and become publically held.

Knowledge, Skills, Education & Competencies 1.
BA/BS degree in accounting, finance or related field with 10+ years related experience. 2.
CPA and public accounting work experience strongly desired. 3.
External financial reporting (i.e. financial statement preparation) and SEC reporting (i.e. 10-Q/10-K/S-1 preparation) experience strongly desired. 4.
Proven experience with managing accounting operations (transactional accounting activities) as well as technical accounting matters. 5.
Excellent leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to successfully manage and lead direct reports, teams and initiatives across multi-national locations. 6.
Compliance and continuous improvement mindset, with a demonstrated ability to optimize and simplify financial processes and internal control procedures. 7.
Strong understanding of the COSO framework and audits of internal controls over financial reporting (i.e. SOX) and experience with process narratives, risk assessments, and tests of design and operating effectiveness. 8.
Effective project management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to change in a fast-paced dynamic environment. 9.
Clear thinker with strong analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to generate meaningful insights and develop creative solutions to address complex situations and scaling challenges. 10.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to work effectively in a global company environment. 11.
Highly motivated, self-driven and dynamic problem solver with excellent attention to detail. All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI 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, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. #LI-AK1 #LI-remote

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Job: Finance
Primary Location: United States,
Schedule: Full time
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