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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016

Stanley Black & Decker New Britain, CT

New Britain, CT
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description

Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting

Reports to (Title):
Manager, Corporate Accounting


Controllers Group, world headquarters

Senior Accountant with strong technical accounting and general ledger skills who is able to work independently to complete projects with high-level guidance from manager. The Corporate Accounting group coordinates the close of the general ledger, including preparing and reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations for multiple Corporate non-operating companies. The group is responsible for certain recurring areas of accounting including key reserves, pension, compensation, debt and equity. The group has a dynamic mix of work involving implementation of new accounting standards, and participation in purchase accounting, integration of acquisitions or divesture projects. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Major Focus Areas:

* Identify opportunities to streamline accounting data and processes and work cross functionally to design and implement changes

* Responsible for the month end, quarter end and the year end close processes for Corporate related functions (i.e. Pension, Debt, Intercompany Loans, Special Compensation, License fees, Payroll, etc) that includes the following:

* Prepares and posts journal entries and understanding the technical accounting supporting journal entries

* General ledger reconciliation

* Financial statement analysis

* Actively engage business leaders and various corporate and business departments to drive efficiency in accounting close and resolve intercompany issues

* Coordinates monthly Corporate Accounting scorecard packages, year-end reporting and tax packages

* Coordinates, reviews and prepares schedules for internal and external auditors

* Uses professional accounting concepts and internal company policies to solve complex accounting issues

* Coordinate with Accounting Systems Manager and/or Business IT to enhance the General Accounting system(s)

* Assist non-financial departments with reporting and accounting issues and participate in financial projects and initiatives

* Provide guidance and support to team members to help improve performance and develop technical competencies

* Assist with accounting policy or procedure changes, communication needs etc.

Education and Experience sought:

* BS in Accounting required

* CPA with 2-4 years of progressive accounting experience in public accounting firm; Big 4 strongly preferred

* Solid technical skills and ability to analyze new transactions

* Exhibits strong project management skills and is able to work through roadblocks to meet commitments timely

* Experience with SAP and Hyperion (Enterprise/HFM) systems preferred

* Posses excellent written and interpersonal communications, should be able to effectively collaborate and interact with others

* Self-motivated and able to work on cross functional teams

* Innovated team player that challenges current processes

* 4+ years accounting experience

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

EEO Statement All qualified applicants that apply for Stanley Black & Decker will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.