The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the accurate, compliant, and timely software development capitalization and reporting. Participate in the month-end and year-end financial close process, analyze and prepare divisional and corporate reporting requirements, as well as assist in interim and year end internal and external audits. Ensure cost of sales, product development, and G&A related activity is accurately recorded and reported. Ensure financial accounts are reconciled; issues investigated and resolved timely enabling accurate financial reporting. This position will be located at our office in St. Cloud, Minnesota (or remote work arrangements could also be considered for a successful candidate) and will be part of the NA-AC Organization. The NA-AC organization focuses on building accounting expertise in a tower structure: Record to Report, Procure to Pay and Order to Cash and provides support to the businesses of Wolters Kluwer North America in a standardized, harmonized, and high-quality manner. Essential Duties and responsibilities - Demonstrated ability to meet assigned deadlines and deliver on goals and objectives - Demonstrated ability to analyze, record and report cost of sales, product development and general & administrative expenses and related transactions in a timely, complete and accurate manner - Proactively conduct independent analysis to identify trend changes or opportunities for process improvements and make recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and liabilities - Develop strong relationships with the business through solid business acumen; respectfully challenge the status quo and offer solutions to resolve issues in an effective, cost efficient manner - Actively participate in the month end reporting and review of financial reports processes - Ensure timely and accurate reconciliation of general ledger accounts - Proactively develop Ad Hoc analysis and reporting sets in support of the monthly closing and review process - Proactivity and independently identify risks or opportunities to the balance sheet and income statements accounts along with recommendations to resolve or reduce risk exposure - Assist in the formulation of monthly and annual reporting requirements and preparation of respective deliverables - Assist in the completion of the internal and external audits - Participate/coordinate accounting or cross-business unit finance projects to identify and implement process improvements and process streamlining - Assist in ensuring the internal control environment documentation is in place and is being followed - Demonstrate ability to constructively challenge the status quo to improve processes, reduce manual work efforts and improve timeliness of resulting deliverables Job Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting - Bachelor’s degree in accounting required - A minimum of 3 to 5 years previous accounting/audit experience in public or private accounting - CPA/working towards the license preferred - Strong reporting and data querying capabilities - Experience with SAP preferred - Thorough knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) - Strong analytical skills - Demonstrated effective ability to constructively and respectfully challenge business unit partners to ensure accuracy of accounting while assisting the business to meet its objectives - Detail oriented approach to work; ability to maintain confidentiality; strong problem-solving skills - Ability to work independently and in a team environment - Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment - Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects - Must be proactive and recommend solutions when discussing problems Travel requirements For a St. Cloud, MN based candidate - 5% - mostly travel for NA-AC Record to Report meetings. PDN-92b7afbc-da2c-452e-8b8d-dbf1fbfe4ad8
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