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Manager, Accounting

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

As a member of Grainger’s Controllership team, the Manager, Accounting will report to the Director, GCPP, and will be responsible for managing key areas of corporate accounting. Responsibilities include accounting for stock-based compensation, equity transactions, earnings per share calculation, analysis of insurance reserves and  evaluation of goodwill and intangible assets. The role will also oversee execution of statutory audit activity for international business units and coordinate various reporting activities.  The position requires extensive interaction with individuals at various levels throughout the organization and outside consultants.-Manage monthly financial close process in assigned areas and ensure that analysis and accounting are completed in a timely and accurate manner, in compliance with U.S. GAAP and Company financial policies.


-Analyze balance sheet and income statement accounts and provide decision support to management and business partners in various functional areas. 
-Lead the preparation and review of financial statement disclosure footnotes and checklist, as well as other internal and external reporting for areas of responsibility.
-Support the development of the annual stock-based compensation plan and interim forecasts led by Corporate FP&A.
-Execute and manage internal controls, maintain documentation and support audit testing and compliance requirements.
-Conduct goodwill and intangible assets evaluation, including analysis of pertinent economic factors, financial results, projections and discounted cash flows.
-Conduct and document accounting research and provide technical guidance and policy interpretation to business partners across functional areas in matters related to goodwill and stock-based compensation. 
-Provide accounting expertise and support for business initiatives, such as  M&A activity, impairment analysis etc., and assist with evaluation of new accounting developments in assigned areas
-Manage execution of statutory audit activity for international business units and coordinate various reporting activities in partnership with Treasury, Legal and Tax functions. 
-Lead special projects and support ad hoc requests and analysis within the Global Controllership function.
-Develop and supervise direct report(s), including talent decisions when needed; manage contractor and professional service provider relationships.
-Facilitate discussions and build relationships with global accounting and finance functions, corporate support and other functions to drive continuous improvement.

Position Requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
-CPA or MBA preferred.
-5 – 7 years of progressive accounting experience, public accounting experience a plus.
-Strong financial statements acumen and technical accounting research skills, ability to research and conclude on complex accounting matters.
-Knowledge of accounting for equity based compensation, business combinations and post-acquisition goodwill impairment analysis a plus.
-Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, accuracy and high quality of deliverables.
-Self-starter and able to independently manage projects
-Problem-solving and risk assessment skills to evaluate issues and develop action plans.
-Ability to work in cross-functional teams, excellent written, interpersonal communications and organizational skills.
-Demonstrated ability to develop strategic partnerships and work with others to accomplish objectives and results.
-Supervisory and team leadership experience required.
-Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Office, SAP, BPC is highly desired.
-Agility and flexibility to operate in a dynamic and fast-paced organization and shift focus while maintaining a high level of customer service.

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an 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.#LI-LP4