Financial Reporting Manager
Saint Louis, MO
MANAGER, CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTING
About The Position
The Manager, Corporate Financial Reporting manages a team that is responsible for preparing and reviewing SEC filings for the Corporation and its two registrant subsidiaries, as well as filings with other regulatory bodies, internal reporting and presentations. In addition to providing oversight to the Corporate Financial Reporting team, the Manager position plays a key role in technical accounting research, leading cross-functional projects, and interfacing with senior leadership. This position helps lead a collaborative, team-based approach to meeting all of the Company's reporting requirements. This position works under the direction of the Director, Corporate Financial Reporting and has frequent interaction with the Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, and other Corporate and subsidiary leadership throughout the Company.
Key responsibilities include:
Managing department staff, including oversight of development, performance management, etc.
Reviewing external regulatory filings with the SEC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and State Public Service Commissions, including XBRL tagging for SEC filings using Workiva (Webfilings) software
Reviewing internal financial reports and executive-level and board of directors' presentations
Working closely with the Accounting Research and Policy team to proactively research, report, and propose Company policy on financial and reporting matters, including monitoring the activities of financial and regulatory reporting and accounting standard setting agencies
Identifying opportunities to enhance financial processes, procedures, and controls
Participating in industry task forces to influence, interpret, and implement accounting standards
Performing other ad hoc financial projects, as necessary
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required, preferably in Accounting. CPA also required. Advanced Degree preferred. Seven or more years of accounting or other professional level relevant experience required. Four or more years supervisory or leadership experience also required. Reporting experience (e.G., SEC or FERC) preferred.
In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
Strong technical accounting research and analytical skills
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, within both the Corporate Financial Reporting team and the Controller's department