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USG Corporation

Manager, Accounting & Reporting

USG Corporation - Chicago, IL

Job Description:

USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. For more than 115 years, Chicago-based USG has developed award-winning wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. With almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world, we are steadfastly committed to our core values: safety, innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity and efficiency.

We’re big enough that our professionals have the resources to make a difference, yet small enough that you’re not just a number. You’ll work on key initiatives and build strong relationships across the company that will position USG for growth into the future.

USG offers work-life balance, specialist and general/managerial career paths, promotion from within, exceptional benefits, and incredible long-term career opportunities for the right finance professionals. Each year, we have hundreds of employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us –  find out how you can join our team and build your career with USG: http://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en/about-usg/careers.html

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager Operations Accounting and Reporting, this position is responsible for the US GAAP accounting and reporting of Ceilings Plus, including over-time and point-in-time revenue recognition and the preparation of financial statements for an international branch. This position will be instrumental in the determination and execution of integration activities, which includes establishment of processes, internal controls, accounting policies and be the key finance lead for the selection and implementation of IT systems. This role is responsible for the coordination, execution and oversight of financial close tasks performed by operational staff located in California. Some domestic travel will be required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

• This role will have direct accountability for the monthly close-the-books function for our specialty ceilings business, Ceilings Plus, and preparation of quarterly and annual reporting information used for internal and external reporting.

• Collaborate with appropriate operational partners to determine the extent of completion for the manufacture of individual specialty ceilings projects, including contract review, calculations under point-in-time or over-time revenue recognition, and maintenance and control of the schedules necessary to derive key accounting entries.

• Review new or revised contracts with customers for revenue recognition determination and ensure contracts are appropriately established in the tool for revenue recognition determination.

• Collaborate with key finance and accounting personnel across the company to appropriately and timely receive and record intercompany transactions.

• Evaluate and apply methodologies to determine key accounting reserves and adjustments necessary for warranty, sales allowances and discounts and receivable and inventory valuation reserves.

• Analytically review monthly reported results for error identification, expected results against plan, forecast or other unusual activity and/or transactions.

• This role is responsible for working with internal audit on the creation and maintenance of the internal controls documentation and resolving control gaps and opportunities with respect to this entity.

• Review new and unusual transactions to ensure that they are recorded in compliance with US GAAP.

• Proactively provide guidance to key stakeholders (Director of Integration, FP&A, Senior Manager Operations Accounting, etc.) to ensure that all accounting impacts are considered in transactions and are included in plan and/or forecasted results. Document accounting treatment in whitepapers to be provided to external auditors.

• Manage the annual external audit process for the Dubai branch and internal and external audit requests for Ceilings Plus.

• Provide accounting and control direction for changes in systems used to support or account for the operational transactions of the Company.

• Ad-hoc projects requested and deemed appropriate.

EOE including disability/veteran

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:

• At least 5 years of experience in finance and accounting is required, in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility. Experience managing professional staff is required regardless of background;

• Ability to drive change confidently, rapidly and effectively by influencing behavior, even in the absence of clear formal authority. A person who understands the importance of building networks within the organization to drive innovative and winning strategies.

• Solid academic credentials, including a CPA certification and maintenance of continuing education requirements are required;

• Technical knowledge in accounting and internal control: must possess a high degree of technical knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls over financial reporting.

• Excellent analytical and technical research skills and ability to make sound business decisions in complex and ambiguous business environments;

• Unquestioned integrity and business ethics -- one whom an organization can trust without reservation; politically astute but not overtly political;

• Strong executive presence; must have strong verbal and written communication skills;

Leadership Competencies and Interpersonal Skills

This individual should be a self-starter who does not require constant assistance from their superior for direction. Our successful candidate will be broad-minded, with an openness to share information across functions. Other characteristics include:

• An ambitious leader who wants to be challenged with roles of increasing responsibility and is excited about moving into different roles in the Company’s finance organization over his or her career;

• Personal presence, confidence, and professional competence necessary to represent USG with the external and internal auditors;

• Ability to influence and manage across indirect reporting lines and to implement and manage change throughout the organization;

• A team player, with the ability to motivate and engage individual contributors to produce quality results within tight timeframes;

• Determined, innovative, with a strong work ethic;

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EOE including disability/veteran

  In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following: • At least 5 years of experience in finance and accounting is required, in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility. Experience managing professional staff is required regardless of background; • Ability to drive change confidently, rapidly and effectively by influencing behavior, even in the absence of clear formal authority. A person who understands the importance of building networks within the organization to drive innovative and winning strategies. • Solid academic credentials, including a CPA certification and maintenance of continuing education requirements are required; • Technical knowledge in accounting and internal control: must possess a high degree of technical knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls over financial reporting. • Excellent analytical and technical research skills and ability to make sound business decisions in complex and ambiguous business environments; • Unquestioned integrity and business ethics -- one whom an organization can trust without reservation; politically astute but not overtly political; • Strong executive presence; must have strong verbal and written communication skills; Leadership Competencies and Interpersonal Skills This individual should be a self-starter who does not require constant assistance from their superior for direction. Our successful candidate will be broad-minded, with an openness to share information across functions. Other characteristics include: • An ambitious leader who wants to be challenged with roles of increasing responsibility and is excited about moving into different roles in the Company’s finance organization over his or her career;

• Personal presence, confidence, and professional competence necessary to represent USG with the external and internal auditors;

• Ability to influence and manage across indirect reporting lines and to implement and manage change throughout the organization;

• A team player, with the ability to motivate and engage individual contributors to produce quality results within tight timeframes;

• Determined, innovative, with a strong work ethic; >

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Location: Chicago, IL

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For more than 110 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative products and systems that build the environments in which we live, work and play. - See more at: http://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en/about-usg.html#sthash.D4TPgOpT.dpuf