Accounting Research and Policy Supervisor
Saint Louis, MO
About The Position
The Accounting Research and Policy Supervisor is an integral contributor and thought-leader within the Controllers department. The Supervisor participates in a collaborative environment with accounting and business leaders to help ensure that the company's financial statements are in accordance with GAAP and new business projects are modeled appropriately. In addition, the Supervisor serves as a primary liaison with auditors and participates in industry associations to influence policy and share best-practices. This position works under the direction of an Accounting Director and has frequent interaction with the Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, and other Corporate and subsidiary leadership throughout the company. This position will lead projects and may also have direct reports.
Key responsibilities include:
: Work with leadership to research and conclude on accounting guidance related to judgmental topics and transactions.
: Advise leaders on technical accounting and research matters.
: Review existing and help create new accounting practices and policies.
: Represent the company's interests at industry forums and through interactions with regulators during the formulation of new accounting pronouncements, evaluate the impact of new regulations, and contribute to the industry's technical accounting task forces.
: Research and present the impacts of new accounting guidance to senior leadership, and lead implementation projects, as necessary.
: Review select financial statements, footnotes, and regulatory filings.
: Identify and implement continuous improvement practices within the accounting research and broader Controller's function.
: Serve on cross-functional teams within the department and organization.
: Perform other special financial projects as necessary.
Bachelor's degree (preferably in Accounting) from an accredited college or university required. CPA required. Five or more years of accounting experience required with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and standards. Previous experience with researching and interpreting authoritative accounting guidance strongly preferred.
In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
: The ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
: Excellent communication, including presentation, written, and verbal, and organizational skills
: The ability to make sound decisions with ambiguous information
: The ability to drive organizational change and be a thought leader
The selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.