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Accounting Manager
Wolters Kluwer     Phoenix, AZ 85067
 Posted 29 days    

**Basic Function**

The Manager will be responsible for directly supporting the Director of Accounting focusing on standardization, harmonization and process improvements related to the accounting process and procedures as well as lead key initiatives related the FSS strategic plan, Corporate Accounting policy changes (ex.: Software development, IFRS 15 Revenue Recognition rules application and related analysis) and Operational streamlining across the FSS organization.

The successful candidate will have a partnership role to 2 Health Business units and primary contact to the Business Finance group in NA. In this role, the Manager will operate in a matrix environment in conjunction with the FSS accounting staff to ensure the Health NA financial books of records are closed and reported timely, accurately and completely each month. In addition will ensure the Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled timely and in proper order to meet the internal and external audit requirements. The Manager will proactively engage with the Health NA business leaders to address requests for accounting policy interpretation, system implementation and integrations and may be called upon to support M&A activities. In consultation with the Director of AR, the tax and unclaimed property teams and the Manager of AP, the Manager will assist in resolving day to day operational issues impacting the FSS Accounting organization as they relate to achieving or exceeding agreed to service levels.

This position is critical to the overall accounting and control environment of FSS and the Health NA Division to enable Wolters Kluwer to achieve its goals and objectives.

**Essential Duties and responsibilities**

+ Ensure the timely and accurate recording and reporting of financial information (P&L, B/S and Cash flow) on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis (per IFRS) for Wolters Kluwer Health NA Division and business units

+ Ensure Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled and outstanding issues resolved on a timely basis

+ Partner, manage and mentor the outsourced offshore R2R team to ensure consistency and quality of service provision is maintained

+ Manage intercompany matching and reconciliation process each month as part of the month end close

+ Identify, document and implement process improvements to ensure sustainable controls are embedded in each financial process

+ Coordinate/lead cross Business Unit /Cross FSS teams to ensure standardized processes are developed and deployed for consistency and quality of financials and related supporting analysis

+ Coordinate/support system implementations to ensure cost effective migration, time schedule and a sustained control environment

+ Identify and implement process improvements to improve the month-end close cycle, reduce financial risk to the business and improve standardization

+ Coordinate Tax, Legal, and statutory issues with the Business Units, Corporate and Director of Indirect Tax on a timely basis

+ Coordinate/support the audit programs (financial and operational) across Wolters Kluwer Health NA division with internal audit and the external auditors

+ Manage a team of 2-3 and coordinate with other accounting staff that are often geographically distributed across the world

+ Work closely in concert with the Health NA and FSS Sr. Management to ensure timely submission of information to facilitate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting requirements

+ Work closely in concert and partner with the Health NA and FSS Sr. Management, Business Unit CFOs, and Finance and Accounting counterparts to build solid effective relationships and be recognized as a business partner, subject matter expert and resource to the business units

+ Demonstrate ability to provide guidance from an accounting perspective as well as to be viewed as a partner to assist the business in achieving its goals and objectives

+ Participate as a business partner and accounting subject matter expert in Acquisition analysis, due diligence, reengineering and special project with a specific focus on ensuring the accuracy of all related accounting transactions when required

+ Coach and mentor staff to improve their understanding of Accounting, risk management and overall analytical skills

+ Other duties as assigned

**Job Qualifications**

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. CPA preferred.


+ 10+ years of progressive experience in accounting including

+ **At least 3+ years in people management/leadership position, required**

+ Experience in FP&A, treasury, audit or operations highly desirable

+ Outsourcing experience from both, customer and service provider perspectives

+ Preferred - Proficient knowledge of Great Plains (Dynamics) and reporting tools such as Tagetik, HFM

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

+ Highly organized and details orientated

+ Ability to quickly establish close, collaborative working relationships and credibility throughout various organizational levels

+ Demonstrated collaborative business skills, works as a team and yet can respectively challenge the Business Unit when necessary

+ Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a virtual organization

+ Demonstrated strong communication skills, written and verbal

+ Demonstrated ability to build strong proactive teams, manage performance, and develop others

+ Demonstrated ability to partner with business leaders to meet their goals and objectives, while ensuring appropriate accounting

+ Enthusiastic team leader

+ Willingness to pursue, assesses and resolve challenges with a “roll-up your sleeves” attitude

+ Ability to grasp complex new concepts

+ Be inquisitive and proactive

+ Effective and persuasive communicator

+ Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

+ Demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure and meet tight deadlines

+ Ability to bring together and motivate multi-disciplined subject matter experts to achieve common goals

+ Ability to embrace and lead change

+ Ability to make tough decisions and get cooperation from others to deliver of goals and objectives

+ Demonstrated ability to take action and achieve goals in line with Wolters Kluwer Code of Conduct

+ Advanced skills in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and PowerPoint

**Travel requirements**

~5-10% domestic

**The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.**


Target salary range CA, CT, CO, HI, NY, WA: $117,500-$164,700

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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