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Senior Corporate Accountant

USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions.

Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products (UBBP) joint venture.

Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play.

Its UBBP joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

For additional information, visit http://www.usg.com/

This position supports USG Corporation’s internal and external financial reporting processes and ensures compliance with US GAAP and SEC regulations.  Primary responsibilities include month-end close activities related to the proper recording and reporting of USG Corporation’s financial results.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting.  This individual will have the ability to respond to non-routine moderately complex inquiries in assigned area with some degree of latitude and judgment using existing U.S.

GAAP and Company policies, procedures and practices.
 
 
Responsibilities

 


* Collaborates and shares responsibility for monthly close-the-books process to prepare consolidated financial statements, which encompasses maintaining all accounting records, designing, implementing, and executing financial controls, and preparing financial reports for management. 
+ Prepares month-end journal entries and completes general ledger account analysis.  Ensures that all transactions are recorded in compliance with US GAAP.  Demonstrates professional skepticism in the course of preparing journal entries and analyzing transactions.


* Assists in the preparation of 10-Q and 10-K reports for SEC reporting along with corresponding support documentation.


* Performs analytical review of financial statements.


* Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes.

  Takes initiative to continually improve efficiency in accounting and reporting processes.


* Responds timely to requests for information/reports from internal/external auditors and company management in various departments.


* Prepares and analyzes account reconciliations.


* Provides overall support by investigating accounting questions, issues and judgments and by partnering with team members from other business units to assist with accounting questions.


* Assists in maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance documentation.


* Assists with ad hoc projects assigned by senior management including analysis of business operations, proposed accounting treatment of unusual transactions or other accounting and finance related matters.


* Partners with the Financial Planning and ...




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