|7-10 years of experience; 3-5 years auditing experience with an international Big Four accounting firm and 3-5 years in a for-profit corporate controller’s organization responsible for accounting policy, technical accounting analysis and/or business acquisition accounting. ? Strong knowledge of and experience in researching and applying U.S. GAAP. Relevant experience should include complex areas that face large multinational fast moving consumer goods companies like Mars, Incorporated. ? Experience in working with auditors and consultants. ? Demonstrated ability to work with senior management. ? A global mindset and interest. The ability to understand country/region specific differences worldwide from a business and cultural perspective. ? Demonstrated ability to embrace The Five Principles (Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency, and Freedom) ? Experience working with consolidation systems. ? Intermediate level of knowledge in Microsoft Office products including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Project.
|Strong knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP), including accounting for: o Revenue, including SAB 104 concepts related to trade expenditures, coupons, distributors, agency vs. principal relationships o Inventory o Business purchase combinations o Pension including defined benefit plans o Commodity, currency, interest rate derivatives o Fair value, cash flow and net investment hedge accounting o Available for sale securities o Equity and cost method investments o Asset acquisitions and dispositions o Internally developed capital assets and software o Restructuring and exit activities o Impairment tests for goodwill, identifiable intangibles, fixed asset groups, & investments o Leases (capital and operating) o Debt and similar financing transactions o Variable interests and primary beneficiary determinations o Off-balance sheet financing o Noncontrolling interests o Functional currency determinations and foreign currency remeasurement and translation o Income taxes o Accounting for contingencies o Intercompany activities including operational, capital, dividend, financing transactions, and unit transfers ? Ability to understand new accounting literature, assess implications to the business, and lead a team in practically applying the standards to the business. ? Ability to quick grasp management accounting and its differences with US GAAP ? Understanding of financial systems and controls ? Mature and able to quickly command respect and credibility through presence, intellectual acumen, business knowledge and practical understanding of both the financial and human resource aspects of a business. ? Very high level of attention to detail. ? Strong analytical and planning/project management skills with vision beyond the task at hand. ? Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with subordinates, peers, senior management and capable of making presentations to a variety of constituents in a clear, concise, compelling, and understandable fashion. ? Must be a self-starter, highly motivated with a bias for action (strong work ethic) and able to function independently in a “hands-on” environment. ? Excellent written and oral communication skills including with non-Finance contacts. ? Excellent organization and execution skills. ? Consistently demonstrates persistence and conscientiousness. ? Consistently demonstrates common sense and judgment. ? Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines. ? Commitment and willingness to work long hours when required. ? Ability to travel 10% of the time if required.