Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • Sr Accounting & Financial Specialist

    Job Location US-OK-Tulsa
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting
  • Overview

    The Sr Accounting & Financial Specialist serves as point of contact for technical accounting issues and concerns across Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Financial Planning & Analysis teams.  This includes revenue recognition, derivative assessment, contractual matters, and SAP financial processes.

    Responsibilities

    The Sr Accounting & Financial Specialist is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Lead research and treatment of advanced technical accounting matters, based on deep understanding of company’s accounting policies and external standards (GAAP and/or IFRS). Partner with Finance & Accounting Director and Accounting Manager on interactions with global corporate accounting and external auditors in the issue resolution process.
    • Financial Lead on SAP change management financial initiatives (partner with IT), requiring deep understanding of financial processes landscape to ensure financial processes are integrated with project controls and contract management.
    • Lead Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance including coordination of internal & external testing, improvements to risk-control process documentation, & communication with stakeholders.
    • Partner with Accounting and Accounts Payable Manager on Internal Audits, customs analysis, implementation of new accounting/reporting standards, as well as internal financial reporting improvements.
    • Manage multiple financial projects across Finance & Accounting working with various levels of financial and operational personnel.
    • Learn and abide by the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all communications, actions and decisions.

    Qualifications

    • Accounting Degree and CPA required; MBA a plus
    • Minimum five (5) years' experience in corporate or public accounting with understanding of accounting rules (GAAP and/or IFRS) and industry practices
    • Foreign Exchange and Derivative Accounting experience
    • Industrial Manufacturing Project experience helpful, not required
    • Proficient at SAP and Microsoft Office
    • In depth knowledge of US GAAP and/or IFRS
    • Analytical and problem-solving - Ability to analyze a breadth of data for relationships and in-depth understanding in order to implement change and continuous improvement effectively
    • Project Management-Ability to build deep understanding of overall finance process landscape and IT systems to manage improvement initiatives
    • Communication and Collaboration skills - Both verbally and in writing with managers, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company

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