Accountant III

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Tyco Fire and Security Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, FL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


SUMMARY: This position is responsible for supporting the accounting operations in support of Tycos North America Products Business units. This includes responsibility for, but not limited to, day-to-day general accounting, judgments with regard to the application of accounting principles and policies, financial reporting, external/internal audit coordination and participating and/or leading process improvement initiatives.

This position will be a key contributor refining various Accounting Center of Excellence processes, with a focus on leveraging best practices across North America and driving efficiencies to improve the monthly closing process, the monthly account reconciliation process and the work streams supporting these activities.


* Responsible for monthly close process of several accounts on various ledgers.

* Prepare monthly journal entries and supporting schedules.

* Eliminate monthly close inefficiencies to reduce process time.

* Timely and accurate reconciliation of general ledger accounts within Tyco guidelines.

* Assist in developing and maintaining relevant financial analytical reports to aid in the review of the monthly close and preparation of explanatory commentary for quarterly reporting packages.

* Communicate with business operations field and management teams and other accounting teams to ensure a timely close with accurate results.

* Comply with SOX internal controls and best practices and maintain supporting documentation.

* Support any ad hoc activities, special projects, and reporting requirements.

* Establish relationship with customers with emphasis on creating environment where Center of Excellence is looked to as a resource for accounting guidance and a business partner.

This candidate must demonstrate ability in the following areas:

* Customer Focus Build strong connection to customers with open communication and responsiveness.

* Change Leadership & Agility Ability and readiness to embrace and drive process improvements/efficiencies.

* Inspire and Influence Develop strong peer relationships and foster engagement/commitment in others.

* Collaborate Across Boundaries Effective team player capable of collaborating across a dynamic, complex organizational structure.

* Develop Talent Champion/pursue continuous improvement of leadership and functional/technical skills.


* Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other business related field

* CPA Certification Preferred


* 5 years experience in accounting.

* The candidate must demonstrate ability to identify and implement process improvements, be a self-starter, and effectively interact and communicate across multiple organizations/functions.

* The candidate should be comfortable dealing with complex accounting matters and demonstrate competency in US GAAP, current accounting regulations and internal controls.

* The candidate must have strong communication (oral and written) and relationship building skills.

* Experience with ERP ledger systems (Oracle, Baan, SAP, JDE) is preferred.

* Experience with Essbase and HFM is preferred.

* Experience with Blackline software is preferred.