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Senior Global Accountant

Company: Red Hat
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Company descriptionAt Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.Job summaryThe Red Hat Finance team is looking for a dynamic, adaptable Senior Global Accountant to join the Global Accounting department in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring accounting integrity and operational process effectiveness for many aspects of Red Hats financial statements. Youll primarily be focused on accounting for elements of the companys compensation accounting including but not limited to shared based compensation, commissions, and bonus plans. Youll also provide support to other key accounting areas within the Global Accounting team, including intercompany accounting.Primary job responsibilities

  • Assist in month-end accounting close processes; continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the close processes
  • Benchmark and apply industry and internal best practices
  • Proficiently diagnose and identify problems and needs; define and prioritize improvements and ensure the alignment to process vision, strategy, and goals.
  • Proactively communicate and overcome barriers to deliver expected outcomes
  • Coordinate tracking and accounting for commissions and share-based compensation expense and bonus plans
  • Prepare supporting documentation, analysis, and audit-ready workpapers
  • Support both external and internal audit requests
  • Assist in process control requirements relevant to topic and where appropriate implement process efficiencies
  • Model professionalism and operate in the spirit of teamwork and trust; promote a responsive, supportive, and open environment
  • Design and produce supporting schedules and analysis to explain financial results and variancesRequired skills
    • Undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science (BS) or equivalent in accounting; advanced degree in accounting a plus
    • 3-5+ years of progressive experience; experience in Big 4 or national public accounting firm or combination of public accounting and industry is a big plus
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced environment; solid organizational and time management skills
    • Good knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
    • Ability and enthusiasm to work cross functionally with other departments like legal, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), and regional accounting teams
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; documenting, presenting, and engagement skills across all levels of leadership, geographies, and stakeholders
    • Solid interpersonal skills with a proven record of collaboratively working with diverse teams
    • Passion for rapidly learning and applying new skills and technologies
    • Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or current CPA exam candidate is a big plus
    • Previous experience in share-based compensation programs is a plus
    • Working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud system is a plus
    • Experience with transfer pricing is a plusRed Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.Location US-NC-RaleighPosting date 3 weeks ago (1/23/2020 10:05 AM)Job ID 76155Category Finance

Keywords: Red Hat, Raleigh , Senior Global Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Raleigh, North Carolina

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