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Jun 12, 2024
Jul 24, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
The Opportunity:

Responsibility for all USGAAP and SOX requirements of defined Avantor companies. Legal and fiscal compliance in relation to financial reporting and adherence to and compliance with internal SOX controls processes.
  • Manages a team (directly and indirectly) including 2 Accountants who have responsibility for Controllership for Germany, displays strong leadership and influencing skills to achieve functional objectives and goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity of financial information and the smooth operation of monthly accounting operations.
  • Manages changes to the country's internal controls environment, including identifying opportunities for efficiency while maintaining or increasing overall effectiveness.
  • Responsible for legal and fiscal compliance in relation to financial reporting and adherence to and compliance with internal SOX controls processes.
  • Responsible for Corporate Income Tax compliance, both USGAAP and Statutory Accounting in the countries.
  • Promotes the message of strong internal controls to functions other than finance, monitors the effectiveness of controls performed by other functional teams and actively engages to drive remediation when control deficiencies arise.
  • Helps to drive ABS within the Controllership teams, including TDM deployment and regular leverage of ABS tools (kaizens/A3's)
  • Management of the month end close accounts and US GAAP reporting information.
  • Review of the judgmental reserves.
  • Flux review of the BS and P&L with appropriate commentary with support from FP&A.
  • Onesource tax upload file preparation.
  • Onesource tax review.
  • SOX calendar preparation and monitoring.
  • Financial SOX controls including preparation of memos to the file for judgmental reserves and cut-off reserves.
  • Local statutory foreign exchange memo and hedge accounting compliance.
  • Co-ordination of SOX audits.
  • SOX playbook/MCR maintenance and database maintenance (Command Centre)
  • Filing statutory accounts with Corporations Office.
  • Correspondence with corporations' office for changes in directors, legal name, business address.
  • Statistics reporting
  • Company cars, phones, tolls costs calculations for reporting to payroll to ensure correct withholdings tax.
  • Social tax calculations to ensure correct payments.
  • Balance sheet reconciliation review (Blackline).
  • Segregation of Duties reviews, database maintenance and follow-up (Insights Command Centre).
  • Review of customer contracts to ensure compliance with USGAAP ASC606 (Local language).
  • Support for AP in local language when local vendor contact required.
  • Information collections and sharing for group operations, Treasury, Tax, Legal, HR, Internal Audit, Insurance.
  • Support for corporate USGAAP push down entries (car leasing, pension);
  • Support to sales when considering legal and tax changes and the implication to the business including support in the test for SAP changes.
  • Ensuring that the business complies with corporate accounting policies (USGAAP) and local statutory GAAP.
  • Capex and PO approval (Fiori).
  • Invoice approval (Process Director).
  • Warehouse financial reviews and processes.
  • Ensuring that the business complies with the Global and Local Delegation of Authorities (DOA).
  • Being the finance contact for the local organisation.
  • General:
  • Support for new acquisitions and take-on of accounts.
  • Feedback to and where necessary involvement in the development of improved financial reporting systems on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborate with FP&A Finance colleagues to analyse expense trends and current operational events that would impact current accruals and expense estimates. Understand the operational theory and methodology gathered in ongoing communications with various departments and convert that understanding to working analyses and business models used as supporting documentation. In addition, this process ensures the accuracy of the company's financial position as it identifies areas that require adjustment. Prepare supporting auditable documentation and related account reconciliations for these areas requiring professional judgment and that are subjective in nature, (accruals, other liabilities, prepaid).
  • QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
  • Chartered Accountant or CPA
  • Proven experience of working through complex financial issues with little direction
  • 5-7 years of experience
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & COMPETENCIES (Those necessary to achieve conformity of products and services)
  • US GAAP accounting knowledge an advantage;
  • Prioritisation of workload in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Ability to deliver commitments and carry through on projects;
  • Self-starter with high levels of professional integrity;
  • ERP system skills - preferably SAP with some experience of system development/implementation;
  • Enthusiastic and energetic with a "can-do" attitude;
  • Excellent team player with the ability to build working relationships between and across business teams;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and in a challenging environment;
  • Staff management experience
  • Good understanding of financial reporting links to business challenges and opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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