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Senior General Accounting and Fixed Assets Analyst

Department:  Controlling Lav Pro NAAP
Location: 

Usa

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Job Purpose/Overview

At Lavazza, this role is a key member of the Finance operations and controls team. This role reports to the Regional Controller and is responsible for accurate and timely recording and analysis of the general accounting activities to ensure proper application of GAAP accounting standards. This role plays a major part in the financial month-end closing and reporting process by managing complex journal and the fixed assets ledgers for the company. This role is also responsible for maintenance of standing records of customers and materials. This role is required to support the Finance leadership by running recurring and ad hoc financial analyses in the corresponding areas.

 

Key Responsibilities

•    Key role in the periodic financial closing and reporting process.
•    Support the preparation of complex journal entries during and specific to the month-end close activities such as weekly cash reconciliation, payroll entries, month-end accruals etc.
•    Support the balance sheet reconciliation and review process; prepare reconciliations for complex balance sheet accounts; investigate and resolve variances within deadlines.
•    Assist internal and external audit teams by preparing and providing requested information and analyses. 
•    Maintain the fixed asset management system through accurate and timely capitalization, retirements, transfers and impairments to ensure proper financial reporting. 
•    Partner with project managers and supply finance associates to ensure capital spending control through tracking of project commitments and spending versus project authorizations and capital budgets. 
•    Prepare and analyze the periodic Construction-in-Progress (CIP) spending report and deliver to business unit. 
•    Assist engineers in preparing capitalization forms for assets placed in service. 
•    Perform the fixed assets period close process in a timely manner, provide analysis of significant variances, other ad hoc financial analysis as required.
•    Perform the periodic balance sheet reconciliation analysis, ensuring proper compliance, controls and accurate account presentation of fixed asset accounts. 
•    Assist in ensuring an adequate internal control environment as well as make recommendations regarding improvements of internal controls within the capital process. 
•    Assist in developing departmental policies / procedures focusing on Continuous Improvement of processes and increasing efficiencies. 
•    Assist internal and external audit teams by preparing and providing requested information. 
•    Maintain company leases in Tagetik system, support month-end close process and enter IFRS16 adjustment entries for the company. Reconcile IFRS16 accounts to ensure accurate reporting. Partners with key stakeholders to keep the company’s leas register up-to-date.
•    Maintain the standing records for customers (including shipping points), materials for the company. 
•    Ensure timely updates of the master records based on the inputs from the respective business areas to ensure that they are in a good standing. 
•    Runs regular audits and analyses of the master records to avoid duplicate and/or incorrect entries. 
•    Partners with the IT Functional Expert(s) and the Key User(s) from the relevant business areas to develop a deep knowledge of the business processes.
•    First line of support for the end users’ questions & problems.
•    As a Master Data Key User participates in different activities (e.g. regression testing, system developments etc.)

 

Job Specifications/Qualifications

•    Four-year college degree from an accredited institution, Accounting / Finance or Business 
•    MBA or CPA highly desired (achieved or in progress)
•    2 to 5 years of relevant experience (preferred)

 

Knowledge/Experience

  • Deep understanding of General Accounting practices, GAAP and internal controls
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (including advance Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI skills)
  • Experiences with SAP financial modules are preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.

 

Location

  • Pennsylvania


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