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Lead Accountant

Job Code:  1537

Pittsburgh, PA-Pennsylvania, US, 15275

Date:  16-Jun-2022

ARLANXEO has a new career opportunity available for a Lead Accountant at our Pittsburgh Corporate office. 

As a Lead Accountant, you will demonstrate detailed knowledge of accounting processes and information while possessing advanced technical skills necessary to develop and maintain solutions using financial systems.  The position will manage internal financial control framework for North America and be a major contributor to a full spectrum of activities such as general ledger, IFRS compliance, period-end closing, account reconciliations, audit, general accounting, benefit accounting, financial analysis and reporting.

The Lead Accountant will supervise and/or direct accounting topics for North America.  The position will act as the North American Internal Control Officer (ICO) that builds a structure and manages compliance to the framework within the region in accordance to Corporate requirements.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the month-end closing in SAP including such areas as reconciliation of sub-ledgers, opening/closing periods, timely execution of key tasks, regrouping, revaluation, etc.
  • Manage Financial Closing Cockpit including adherence of regional staff to tight deadlines while conforming to local and global schedules
  • Manage and prepare monthly account reconciliations including researching and resolving differences
  • Record monthly journal entries related to various general ledger accounts
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual schedules to support financial reporting
  • Analyze provisions including evaluating information to determine appropriateness of accruals
  • Support tax and audit requests for information and organization of regional activities
  • Develop, implement, modify and document processes and participate in process improvements
  • Serve as leader in finance department for regional data conversions, integration of financial systems and troubleshooting using financial systems
  • Various projects and ad hoc activities as directed by management such as support for internal/external audits, financials for transfer pricing studies, vendor master data, management reporting and maintaining of internal control framework
  • Perform complex accounting activities such as benefit accounting including recording entries, reconciling, charge-out rate calculations and Management reporting
  • Act as Internal Control Officer for North America as key contact to region and connection to Corporate Accounting on Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
  • Manage preparation, validation and submission of monthly requirements to Corporate Accounting
  • Manage and reduce segregation of duties (SoD) conflicts
  • Heighten awareness to internal controls through communication and training
  • Manage annual self-assessment process to ensure that controls are effectively executed
  • Support internal audits, navigate solutions to findings and manage follow-up to findings by deadline
  • Manage internal control documentation including database administration


In order to accomplish this, you will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other financial discipline
  • Advanced degree (MBA or MS) and/or professional designation (CPA, CMA, etc.)
  • 5-10 years’ experience
  • SAP experience is required
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting policies, IFRS /local GAAP, procedures and specific accounting norms
  • Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment
  • Highly motivated with progressively increased level of accounting responsibility, ideally with manufacturing companies and/or large multinationals
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, conceptual thinking and general quantitative skills are required
  • Advanced skills with Excel and Microsoft Office
  • In-depth knowledge is preferred in multiple financial dimensions such as fixed assets, product costing, financial reporting, business integrations or auditing
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with ability to interact effectively at all levels and with all locations within Global organization
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage initiatives with finance and non-finance personnel


As part of the application process, please attach a professional resume file to be viewed in the original format.


ARLANXEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.


Who we are:

ARLANXEO, established in April 2016, is a world-leading synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 3 billion in 2019, about 3,900 employees and a presence at 12 production sites in 9 countries and 7 innovation centers around the world. The company’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance rubber for use in, for example, the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries.


What we can offer you:

ARLANXEO is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, competitive pay and benefits, educational assistance programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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