Assoc Dir Accounting in Chicago, IL at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: Lead role in our technical accounting function within Corporate Accounting group. This position will serve as an expert on U.S. GAAP and SEC technical accounting issues by researching complex transactions and new accounting guidance, independently assessing implications, documenting conclusions, communicating with the impacted businesses and corporate departments, training, and managing an implementation plan. Routinely provide technical accounting guidance related to various contracts, revenue recognition, leases, derivatives, VIE assessments, impairment analysis, acquisitions, divestitures, and overall application of new and existing accounting standards. Work proactively with external auditors to drive timely closure of technical accounting matters. Supervise and develop other Corporate Accounting team members who assist with the completion of the technical accounting reviews.

Education: Bachelor's degree in an academic field directly related and essential to this job (Accounting or Finance degree preferred).

Experience: 8+ years of related experience preferred. Computer Skills: Working knowledge of SAP and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint preferred.

Communication Skills: Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills

Special Skills: Certified Public Accountant preferred, but not required. Excellent technical accounting knowledge and ability to research complex GAAP accounting standards and document conclusions. Strong team oriented skills as well as a high level of self-motivation in working independently. Ability to work with a diverse group of people, across various levels, functions and locations. Track record for exceeding multiple goals on various short-term projects simultaneously.

Supervisory: Supervises one direct report

Travel: 1 to 5 domestic trips a year

Job Requirements

This position can sit in either Springdale, AR or Chicago, IL.