Baxter

Accounting Manager

Recruiter
Baxter
Location
Deerfield, IL
Salary
Market-competitive pay and benefits
Posted
27 Feb 2024
Closes
27 Mar 2024
Ref
JR - 123699
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Accounting Manager

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Your Role at Baxter:

The America’s Accounting Center of Expertise (CoE) supports the company’s monthly, quarterly and annual accounting and financial close processes, and partners closely with business leadership and numerous finance colleagues.

This Accounting COE ensures accurate accounting treatment is properly applied for complex areas of accounting, establishes and executes efficient accounting close processes, and provides heavy business partner accounting/finance support, and maintains strong internal controls.

This position requires strong cross-functional collaboration with finance and non-finance segment personnel across the America’s region.  This position will be responsible for leading the accounting for revenue related transactions, payroll & benefits, and regional accrued liability processes, in addition to offering accounting support for manufacturing and operations, among other areas.

What You'll Bring

Manage and be held accountable for the execution and analysis of the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close processes for the UCAN and LATAM regions.  General areas of responsibility include revenue recognition (multiple performance obligation revenue recognition, gross-to-net sales reporting, chargeback reserves, rebates, and other sales incentives), payroll and payroll benefit accruals, and other liabilities (regional and global warranty, various commissions and incentives, royalties, etc), among other tasks.  This position oversees and aides in the proper completion of account reconciliations.  The manager will also focus on process optimization and process efficiency.

  • Determine the appropriate accounting treatment for complex transactions ensuring compliance with US GAAP and completion of documentation for audit purposes.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate/timely reporting of monthly financial data, including required US GAAP/management adjustments and accounting support
  • Lead and coordinate review of results (trend, variance, growth analyses) for areas of responsibility
  • Provide control and oversight for close processes including presenting results to key stakeholders, including Corporate, Segment and local finance teams
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities
  • Drive standardization of accounting processes across the region.  Challenge and change current accounting processes.
  • Manage, evaluate and develop 3-4 direct reports

What You'll be Doing:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA required
  • Demonstration of key accounting/finance competencies and qualifications; typically 5 plus years of relevant industry accounting experience
  • Previous management / supervisory experience is preferred
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to apply professional judgement
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and financial analysis, including understanding of internal control requirements and relevant business environments
  • Ability to balance multiple, competing priorities and to effectively escalate or resolve issues to meet deadlines
  • Process improvement and process innovation experience desired
  • Working knowledge of JDE and consolidation systems (ie. FCCS) preferred
  • Adaptable, self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $104,000 to $143,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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