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Manager, Accounting

Constellation Brands

Victor, NY

Job Description:

Job Description

Technical accounting resource for the global Constellation organization. Works to ensure global compliance with US GAAP, internal controls, and company policies and procedures. Drives best practice through research, standardization, and awareness among business constituents. Works on project teams that are responsible for complex business transactions.

Responsibilities:
* Provide accounting support and guidance for complex business transactions such as acquisitions, divestures and financing activities
* Integrate acquired companies into accounting and reporting systems and processes
* Prepare journal entries to record complex intercompany funds flow and equity transactions, including the appropriate calculation of historical foreign currency translation rates
* Research and provide technical accounting guidance in accordance with U.S. GAAP
* Proactively analyze emerging accounting pronouncements for implications to the global Constellation organization
* Assist in the implementation of new accounting standards applicable to the organization
* Jointly responsible for updating and creating accounting policies and procedures required by either technical accounting, business or internal control changes
* Jointly responsible for reviewing business contracts for accounting implications and determination of appropriate accounting under the contracts
* Participate in and lead projects from an accounting perspective that arise as a result of business requirements, such as implementation of new software or process improvements
* Assist with the coordination of internal and external audits as well as the preparation of statutory financial statements
* Provide oversight and governance related to the general ledger, including chart of accounts, business units, companies, etc.

Required Qualifications:
* Demonstrated strong technical accounting skills
* Bachelor's degree in Accounting required, MBA strongly preferred
* CPA certification required
* 6+ years of experience in public accounting or relevant industry experience with progressive responsibility and experience in the accounting function
* Proficiency with personal computers and associated word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software; experience with JD Edwards general ledger system, SAP general ledger system, and Hyperion Financial Management a plus
* Excellent communication skills required (both verbal and written)
* Spanish language a plus

Core Competencies to be Successful:
* Very strong analytical skills, research skills, and business acumen - ability to rapidly come up to speed on new issues and identify the critical questions to be addressed
* Strong communications skills and ability to communicate and influence all levels in the organization including a broad base of finance and business partners
* Comfort working through ambiguity and in a rapidly-changing environment
* Initiative and results oriented
* Strong attention to detail
* Strategic thinking
* Ability to build productive relationships
* Proficiency in planning, prioritization and project management

ADA Physical/Mental/Workplace Requirements
* Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
* Sitting, working at desk/personal computer for extended periods of time
* Primary work environment is professional corporate office
* Ability to travel commercially to domestic and international locations

Location
Victor, New York

Additional Locations

Job Type
Full time

Job Area
Finance & Accounting

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, October 9th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Reference No:
R-13922