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Senior Manager - Technical Accounting & Reporting

Company: Ecolab
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

The Technical Accounting & Reporting Senior Manager is responsible for providing technical accounting guidance to the global finance organization and other corporate functions to ensure accurate and timely financial information in compliance with US GAAP.

A thorough knowledge of US GAAP is a requirement, as well as keeping current with US GAAP authoritative guidance and SEC rule trends and changes, while having the ability to research/document complex transactions, and work with external auditors on technical accounting positions. An understanding of finance and valuation principles is used in oversight responsibilities for global pension reporting, goodwill and long-lived asset impairment testing, and valuation of assets and liabilities in business combinations. Collaborating and communicating with senior and executive level management is a requirement for this high visibility position. The position is also responsible for supporting Ecolabs Public Reporting Team in their preparation of SEC filings, including Ecolabs Forms 10-K and10-Q, as well as other SEC filings.

The Technical Accounting & Reporting Senior Manager is also responsible for managing projects and maintaining relationships with global actuaries, valuation firms, and third-party due diligence teams.

What You Will Do:

Supporting M&A activities: 30%

Implementing new accounting standards: 20%

Technical research: 15%

Lease accounting: 15%

Asset impairment assessments: 10%

Various ad hoc projects/other: 10%


  • Provide technical accounting guidance in the identification and application of US GAAP, IFRS, SEC, and other authoritative accounting guidance in support of the companys global finance organization.
  • Provide technical accounting guidance to various levels of management throughout the global organization. This includes direct interaction with the Corporate Controller, CFO, global business and finance organizations leaders and controllers, and other functional management (HR, Internal Audit, Corporate Planning, Law, Tax, Treasury, Supply Chain, R&D, and Corporate Development).
  • Provide technical accounting guidance for business acquisitions through active participation as the primary US GAAP expert on the Companys global merger and acquisition due diligence teams. Responsibilities include oversight of purchase price allocations, valuation of identifiable intangible assets, and providing general technical accounting support throughout the acquisition due diligence process. Additional responsibilities include the post-acquisition support of integration activities completed by the global business and finance organizations.
  • Frequently interacts with the Companys external auditors in evaluating technical accounting positions and public disclosure matters and supporting the completion of audit procedures under the responsibility of the Technical Accounting and Reporting Team.
  • Support the quarterly and year-end public reporting process through oversight of significant footnotes including acquisitions, pensions, and new accounting pronouncements.
  • Provide technical updates and training as necessary to the global business and finance organizations, as well as other corporate functions.
  • Manage the Companys annual goodwill impairment assessments.
  • Manage the Companys global lease measurement and reporting processes, including coordinating with international locations and service centers.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
    • CPA
    • Minimum 7 years of recent audit experience, preferably in public accounting firm
    • Currently employed in either a public accounting role, or in an industry role that requires current knowledge of technical accounting and public reporting requirements
    • Experience in interpretation and application of technical accounting rules and regulations

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience in accounting for business combinations
      • Experience in lease accounting and reporting
      • Experience and working knowledge of valuation
      • Ability to analyze complex financial matters and understand complex financial models
      • Ability to communicate complex topics to a broad range of financial and non-financial managers

        Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

        At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

        In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

        We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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