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Manager, Global Finance Policy

Company: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow, and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show! Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS The primary responsibilities of the Global Finance Policy department are to obtain an understanding of current company-wide accounting/finance policies, assess current policies for opportunities to streamline and compliance with accounting standards, prepare formal documentation for updated policies, publish policies for company-wide enforcement, and establish an ongoing review and validation process. The job responsibilities associated with these core tasks are outlined below:

  • Obtain an understanding of current global Accounting/Finance policies
    • Drive discussions with global Accounting and Finance teams to obtain an understanding of current policies, including policies due to local statutory requirements
    • Analyze current policy documentation and other relevant documents
    • Document current global finance policies for assessment
    • Analyze current global Accounting/Finance policies and identify potential areas of improvement
      • Identify opportunities to streamline company-wide global policies
      • Assess current global policies for adherence to accounting standards, including understanding of where local requirements may differ from US GAAP or where non-GAAP approaches have been taken
      • Perform analysis on potential policy changes/non-GAAP items, including, assessment of materiality, reporting and presentation impacts
      • Lead discussions and partner with various Accounting/Finance management teams to guide them on policy changes and updates
      • Draft and publish updated Accounting/Finance policies
        • Establish go-forward policy template and repository
        • Draft updated policies, including documentation of local/regional nuances, non-GAAP items, etc.
        • Distribute policies for approval across stakeholder groups and lead final discussions, including those with internal/external audit
        • Maintain materials and analyses utilized to support the updated policies
        • Assist the COE team and other departments with initial enforcement of the updated policies
        • Oversee ongoing review and validation of Accounting/Finance policies
          • Assist in developing an ongoing review and validation process for policies
          • Ensure policies are reviewed, validated, and approved on a recurring basis
          • Partner with other departments to update policies for new accounting areas, policy changes, etc.
          • Supervise assigned employees, including a focus on staff development
            • Delegate tasks as appropriate and provide guidance
            • Review work performed and provide constructive feedback
            • Complete formal and informal performance appraisals
            • Provide opportunities for growth and development POSITION REQUIREMENTS
              • FORMAL EDUCATION:
              • Required:
              • Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting or finance
              • Preferred:
              • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or MBA
              • KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
              • Required:
              • Minimum of five years of experience in accounting and/or auditing.
              • Knowledge of US GAAP
              • Supervisory experience
              • Preferred:
                • Financial audit experience, including, experience in process documentation, accounting research, etc.
                • Familiar with Oracle and global consolidation systems
                • Required:
                • Ability to understand and research accounting matters
                • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills
                • Ability to quickly understand new processes
                • Detail-oriented
                • Strong decision-making, problem-solving, time management and organizational skills
                • Ability to professionally handle highly confidential information
                • Commitment to team approach
                • Strong desire to learn and continuously improve
                • Preferred:
                • Experience with Oracle and global consolidation systems Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

Keywords: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland , Manager, Global Finance Policy, Executive , Cleveland, Ohio

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