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Saint Petersburg, FL
Finance & Controlling
Full - Time
21-Sep-2020

 

MANAGER -  CONSOLIDATION AND REPORTING 

L’Oreal Accounting Shared Services – St. Petersburg, FL 

L’Oréal leads the world of beauty with 36 global renowned brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline, Lancôme, Ralph Lauren, Matrix, Redken, Carol’s Daughter, Skinceuticals, Essie, Kiehl’s, YSL, NYX Professional Make Up, Urban Decay, Mizani, and Clarisonic.  With €29.87 billion in annual sales and record operating margin in 2019 at 18.6% of sales. We have a presence in 150 countries, over 497 registered patents, launching over 500 products a year and 3.3% of its consolidated sales invested into its world-wide research facilities, L’Oréal is a technologically advanced company which manufactures and supplies over 4.5 billion units annually to the world. 

We are the Accounting team at the L’Oreal Shared Services located in St. Petersburg, FL. We lead the completion of all the critical accounting transactions. We ensure the compliance of our methods and processes, and develop the reports that are used to share our results globally. We are always aiming to reach even greater heights in terms of accuracy and timing and are looking for exceptional Accounting professionals like you.  Opportunity: Come join our dynamic team! We are currently actively looking for a:

Manager - Accounting Consolidation and Reporting

Job Summary:

  • Report to the General Ledger, Consolidation & Reporting Senior Manager
  • Under the direction of the General Ledger, Consolidation & Reporting Senior Manager, provide support to the Group on all accounting items, in correlation with the head of the SSC and the NA Accounting SVP
  • Ensure the respect of the IFRS standards
  • Prepare and submit the consolidation reporting to the group for NA, as well as all other reports requested by the group during the year
  • Support in organizing the accounting closing for all entities/divisions
  • Summarize the key accounting items monthly by entities/divisions
  • Prepare / gather support for the Audit as needed 
  • Control and report intercompany accounts reconciliation for all countries/entities/divisions
  • Work with the Accounts Payable and Treasury Teams within the SSC 
  • Maintain the accounting master data
  • Ensure continuous improvement of processes and work closely with project management team 
  • Develop and track KPIs linked to General Ledger and Reporting processes for the group of assigned countries 
  • Support the General Ledger and Reporting teams within the SSC
  • Train and support as a back-up for other key points of contact within General Ledger and Reporting team in order to guarantee service continuity

Management tasks

  • Support the General Ledger and Reporting team in charge of transversal tasks: make sure deadlines are respected; help teams in operational tasks, etc.
  • Supervise and train direct report in their day to day activity
  • Execute financial reporting production and ensure the respect of closing duration 
  • Prepare the balance sheet by legal entities and send it to the tax department
  • Develop and track the General Ledger & Reporting KPIs and performance dashboards for the countries/divisions (group of brands); execute action plans with the team member in charge of divisions/countries
  • Prepare Balance Sheet analysis for the management 
  • Prepare to steering committees of the countries/divisions with the team member if needed
  • Ensure continuous improvement and implement Group guidelines

Tasks related to the countries/divisions

GL accounting

  • Record General Ledger entries according to Group requirements: provision for risks and charges, journal entries for adjustments
  •  Analytically review Balance Sheet, sub ledgers and trial balances for assigned entities
  • Prepare summary of variations of provisions for management
  • Prepare FI-CO reconciliation 

Tax Entries & Reporting (when needed)

  •          Prepare tax declarations that will be controlled by local team (VAT…) and book entries if needed

  • Post provisions for tax risks (e.g. income tax) and formalize table with provision variations on a quarterly basis
  • Prepare REPTAX reporting with the tax department
  • Ensure coordination with local team and Group tax department regarding tax topics: payment and calculation of taxes, taxes declarations, questions from local tax administration.

Perform specific tasks linked to Sales (when needed)

  •          Load and post Trademarks Royalties

  • Post and prepare declaration of Environmental tax (if applicable)
  • Review and post journal entries: Loyalty Program, provision for allowances for returns, provisions for off invoice allowances, etc.

Consolidation Reporting

  •          Complete the CONSO reporting for quarterly closing and HRDC consolidation reporting for the hard close in May and November, for the entities as needed

  • Prepare SHARE consolidation reporting for quarterly closing and hard close
  • Control and validate the IG reporting monthly (intercompany transactions)
  • Respect deadline and accounting Intra Group process targets; improve processes if needed with the Business Process improvement team 

Chart of accounts

  •          Perform request creation or modification of General Ledger Master Data for Local Chart of Account

  • Maintain the mapping between the group Chart of account and the local Chart of Account.

Accounting internal control

  •          Follow (and update if needed) the Standard Operating Procedures regarding General Ledger and Reporting

  • Respect legal requirements and ensure high quality service 
  • Ensure segregation of duties 
  • Respects Group standards for financial communications


Requirements

  • Accounting/Finance Bachelor's Degree required, CPA certification preferred
  • Minimum 3 to 5 year of Audit experience
  • Up to 5 to 7 years’ experience in General Ledger accounting or group consolidation
  • Good knowledge of accounting rules, standards and regulations 
  • Good knowledge of accounting processes and internal control principles
  • Respects deadlines and manages priorities
  • Effective communication – comfortable in presenting and explaining results to several counterparts (CFOs, Chief accountant…)
  • Ability to perform analyses regarding monthly, quarterly and annual reporting 
  • Work in collaboration with the SSC team, the entities/divisions teams and the group
  • Creativity to improve the processes
  • Ability to manipulate a lot of data

Systems

  • SAP
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Mastering)
  • Consolidation tool

Management 

SSC experience is appreciated
Team management experience is preferred
Teamwork and knowledge sharing
Recognize importance of and perform appropriate controls
Ability to communicate (coach teams, mentor and guide)
Service management experience is appreciated
Ability to work in groups and delegate tasks
Ability to multi-task
Follow group processes and accounting rules 

Change management experience / Growth mindset

Languages – spoken and written:

  • English 
  • Other languages are appreciated 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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