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Associate Accountant, Global Financial Reporting

Company: Tempur Sealy
Location: Lexington
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Tempur Sealy is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Summary:

Global Financial Reporting (GFR) Associate Accountants are responsible for assisting the department with meeting objectives related to corporate entity accounting, global financial consolidation and accounting, and U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting. This role requires a solid foundation in US GAAP accounting, so a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a desire to obtain your CPA license is required. The successful candidate will have an ability to thrive in an environment of rapid change; work effectively within cross-functional teams; be highly resourceful; able to deliver strong results; have a passion for operational excellence, and possess a strong set of communication and analytical skills.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Key Results Area:

- Support monthly and quarterly financial close and reporting processes to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.

- Prepare journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations to support the monthly financial close and reporting process.

- Assist with the analysis of financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and assist in preparing the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and other reports.

- Assist in researching and resolving variances to prior forecasts and budgets for corporate entities and global subsidiaries.

- Support the maintenance of a complete system of financial close and reporting documentation, both electronic and hard copy, to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.

- Build relationships with local country controllers to understand subsidiary operations and facilitate the collection of financial information as required to support global consolidation and SEC reporting processes.

- Assist with completion of quarterly Forms 10-Q and annual Form 10-K as required of public companies by the SEC.

- Assist with the preparation of quarterly review and annual audit schedules as requested by management to support the external audit cycles.

- Assist with the collection of information for internal and external control testing in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.

- Participate in special projects and complete other duties as assigned by the Manager of GFR.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. Management reserves the right to assign or reassign other appropriate duties to this job at any time. This document excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.

Ideal Candidate Possesses These Attributes:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

- Communication: Speaks clearly and effectively, is thoughtful and persuasive; writes clearly and informatively; varies communication style to meet the needs of the audience

- Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information, originating from internal processes or subsidiary information

- Knowledge: Possesses technical knowledge required to do the job

- Judgment: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; can clearly explain reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles

- Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, works with others to solve complex problems

- Customer Service: Ability to work comfortably with a diverse population of internal and external customers

- Professionalism: Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; follows through on commitments

- Dependability: Completes tasks on time; takes responsibility for own actions; can be relied upon

- Interpersonal Skills: Maintains robust working relationships and confidentiality in all matters


- Individuals should be: career-minded, self-starters, organized thinkers and high performers. A bachelor's degree in Accounting is required, with preference given to those who maintained GPAs above 3.5. MBA, CPA or CPA candidate is preferred.

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be capable of performing each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements herein are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: Fast-paced corporate office environment. Some stress may occur. Flexibility to travel maybe required.

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties, responsibilities, and key results of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties, responsibilities, and key results outlined herein..

Keywords: Tempur Sealy, Lexington , Associate Accountant, Global Financial Reporting, Accounting, Auditing , Lexington, Kentucky

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