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Requisition Number 17-0418
Post Date 9/15/2017
Title Sr. Accountant - Financial Reporting
City Red Wing
State MN
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The Sr. Accountant Financial Reporting prepares financial reporting documents for internal, external, and federal reporting purposes. The role is responsible for complex accounting and reporting activities associated with the accounting close and financial statements and supporting schedules. Key responsibilities will include technical accounting research, financial statement preparation, and involvement in business performance management initiatives for management reporting.


Month End Close
• Prepare and review of journal entries, allocations, intercompany eliminations, intercompany transactions, foreign currency transactions, and various other activities.
• Support international operations through understanding the business, intercompany accounting and identification of US GAAP entries.
• Monthly consolidation of financial results in accordance with US GAAP and preparation of financial statements.
• Prepares variance analysis of consolidated income statement, balance sheet and cash flow analysis.
Financial Reporting
• Ensure the timely, accurate preparation of consolidated financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. Assist in the preparation of monthly closing packages for all entities.
• Support the annual audit of financial statements by preparing supporting schedules, financial statements and footnotes. Works closely with the external auditors.
• Conduct research on technical accounting topics. Draft technical memos to support accounting positions of the company and maintain accounting policies.
• Stay current on latest technical accounting issues and pronouncements as well as other finance guidance such as COSO and applicable statutory reporting guidance.
• Liaison with business units, sales, marketing, operations and legal as necessary to ensure appropriate evaluation of transactions in accordance with US GAAP and company policies.

• Coordinates and develops project plans in areas such as integration projects, new accounting standard implementation efforts, and other ad hoc projects.
• Assist in the development and documentation of business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
• Support the internal control framework of the company, through development, documentation, implementation and monitoring of internal controls. Support and/or lead internal control initiatives as directed.

• Provide support to Finance Management and other internal customers as needs arise, including ad-hoc financial analysis and special projects
• Assists Business Technology team in testing and implementation of new solutions. Develop an understanding of financial systems and lead efforts to utilize functionality.
• Obtain necessary information by maintaining knowledge of RWSC’s electronic communication software.
• Maintain quality service by establishing, following, and enforcing organization quality system standards.
• Uphold Red Wing Shoe Company’s core values.
• Complete other duties as assigned from time to time by your manager.
• Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, classes or programs.
• Conduct self, according to RWSC policies/Handbook
Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A/B.S.) required; preferably in the area of Finance, Accounting or a related field from an accredited College or University
• Previous experience in public company audit experience in a Big 4 public accounting or other national firm
• CPA or CMA designation preferred.
• 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience with progressive responsibility
• Experience in process improvements and developing systematic process

• Strong knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls
• Ability to research new accounting topics, write position papers, and present to the Corporate Controller, CFO and external auditors
• Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Active listening skills are equally important
• Demonstrated analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
• Excellent project management skills, organizational skills, communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and most importantly, the ability to work well in a team
• Ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company and outside partners
• Must be able to drive results and manage multiple priorities
• Desire to grow in leadership capacity as the Company grows
• Experience with financial systems, consolidation systems such as BPC or Hyperion is a plus
• Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel. Basic knowledge in Word and Outlook as well as the ability and ability to optimize business technology tools to improve business processes

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please. #CB

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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