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Director of Corporate Accounting

| Chicago

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Description

Donnelley Financial provides technology and expertise to help companies deliver accurate and timely business communications to shareholders, regulators, and investors. A single point of contact helps clients stay on top of the dynamic regulatory landscape and manage the logistics of your critical communications. Of course, we adhere to strict security protocols to protect sensitive data. With 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, we provide thousands of clients with innovative tools for content creation, secure storage, management and distribution, as well as data analytics and multi-lingual translations services.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for the Company's consolidated monthly close, including the consolidation of multiple reporting units within the United States and International locations across multiple currencies
  • Responsible for key Corporate Accounting areas, such as share-based compensation, earnings per share, statement of cash flows, pension and debt, as well as managing the Corporate monthly close process
  • Responsible for the annual and interim goodwill impairment reviews
  • Primary owner of BPC consolidation system. Responsibilities include monitoring access, creating reports to assist in reporting, identifying additional ways to automate reporting and providing training for other users
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual SEC filings (10-Q and 10-K), including reviewing supporting documentation and reviewing disclosure requirements
  • Collaborate with Business Unit Finance, Internal Audit, Corporate departments (Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, etc.), external auditors and other key members of the Corporate Controller's group
  • Provide analysis and insight for other assignments and ad hoc projects as needed, including integration of acquisitions, restructuring activities, dispositions, impairment analysis, audit committee presentations and other requests from senior management
  • Assist in updating and implementing accounting policies and newly issued accounting pronouncements
  • Research accounting guidance associated with complex transactions and technical accounting issues and document conclusions. Provide timely guidance, recommendations and solutions
  • Provide leadership and development for direct reports
Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (preferred) or Finance
• CPA strongly preferred
• Minimum 10 years of related work experience at a multi-national, publicly-held corporation and public accounting firm (Big 4 firm preferred)
• Prior corporate accounting/consolidations experience
• Excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal, analytical and time management skills required
• Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines, with attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment
• Strong technical skills required
• SAP, BPC experience a plus

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am working among an extremely smart group of people, of which I have created great friendships with. During lunch break we play board games and have interesting technical and financial discussions. It’s exciting to wake up and go to work knowing that I’ll be collaborating with some of the best colleagues I’ve had in my career.

Mahsa

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team at DFIN is comfortable to work with or learn any part of the tech stack. They effectively communicate during meetings to help plan out our next projects as a team, and they ask other members of the team for support if they happen to get stuck while coding.

Christopher

Associate Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
(Discuss our CTO?)
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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