Ingevity

Director of Corporate Accounting

US-SC-North Charleston
Job ID
2017-1768
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance/Tax

Overview

Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

 

At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

 

Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.


We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.

 

Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

 

The Director, Corporate Accounting, reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller manages the all facets of domestic general accounting, global consolidation and global shared services which include accounts payable. The Director has responsibility for maintenance of Ingevity’s accounting books and records, including the general ledger. The Director also plays a key role in preparing the Ingevity’s periodic financial statements in accordance with US GAAP that are incorporated into the financial statements and other financial information utilized for internal financial reporting provided to management and the Board of Directors as well as the external reporting provided to investors and the SEC. The Director, Corporate Accounting will work alongside the Senior Manager of International Accounting and the Director of Plant Accounting to ensure combined operating results are appropriately accounted for in accordance with Ingevity Financial Standards and U.S. GAAP.

How you will impact Ingevity

  • Lead the monthly financial close process to ensure timely and accurate submission of consolidated financial statements.
  • Assist in budget preparation, monthly financial variance analysis, and ad hoc reporting.
  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvements, internal controls, and automation in the month-end close processes, and successfully implement these improvements.
  • Assist the Director of Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting in the development and submission of SEC reporting, including 10-K and 10-Q forms.
  • Direct our outsourced business partner shared services function including but not limited to record to report, invoice to cash and procure to pay. Coach and appraise job results of shared services staff and outsourced business partners in the pursuit of shared services objectives.
  • Act as a high-level liaison between shared services and business unit financial management in matters pertaining to the shared services function.
  • Develop annual performance objectives and reporting for shared services and outsourced business partners, implement plans to pursue the objectives and measure progress and results.
  • Lead and motivate the development of a highly skilled and cohesive service delivery team to provide cost-effective, centralized accounting services.
  • Maintain and oversee the global account reconciliation process via the use of Blackline.
  • Prepare the domestic monthly, quarterly, and/or annual government census and labor statistics forms required by various U.S. government agencies.
  • Maintain objective evidence for Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance and assist on developing corrective actions, when required.

What you need to succeed

Required Education

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting required
  • CPA required
  • MBA a plus

 

Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of experience
  • Public accounting experience is a plus
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Knowledge of SAP required, specifically FI, CO and MM Modules
  • SAP - BPC experience also a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mastery of U.S. GAAP financial statement

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
 
With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. 

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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