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Cengage Learning Director, Accounting in Boston, Massachusetts

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education? At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion. Are we right for you? We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first. The Director, Accounting is a senior leader in the Cengage Finance organization that exhibits a business orientation that expands beyond accounting and financial reporting and includes management decision support, process design and implementation, and critical analysis. This position oversees the accounting team to perform all aspects of global consolidation process, internal reporting and general ledger close of the Company. What You’ll Do Here:

  • Oversees monthly consolidation and financial reporting packages for management reporting and analyses ensuring compliance with accounting standards

  • Manages review process of month-end/quarter-end journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and supporting schedules for assigned general ledger accounts

  • Oversees intercompany balances, including compliance with Intercompany Transfer Pricing agreements, as well as the completeness and accuracy of the Intercompany accounts

  • Oversees all foreign currency matters, including foreign currency remeasurement and translation, ensuring the Company's accounting system records the appropriate accounting treatment in accordance with US GAAP

  • Implements system improvements (e.g. Consolidation, Close Management, Reconciliation tools, Business Intelligence, etc.) and processes to make closing and other activities efficient and accurate

  • Rationalizes and aligns financial and operational work-flow processes with company objectives; and champions the harmonization and consistency of these standard methodologies globally

  • Create and report on key performance benchmarks used to evaluate each functional area’s performance and continuous improvements results

  • Assist in quarterly reviews, periodic audits, and prepare audit schedules, as necessary

  • Proactively identifies issues causing inefficiencies and implement process improvements to streamline consolidation, internal reporting processes and general ledger accounting

  • Collaborates with treasury, tax, FP&A, investor relations and global operational accounting teams to ensure a smooth reporting process

  • Designs, documents, implements and maintains effective procedures and SOX404 controls over consolidation and internal reporting cycles while ensuring internal controls are designed and operating effectively

  • Assists with integration of acquisitions

  • Performs special projects and analyses on an ad-hoc basis, as required

    Skills You Will Need Here:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required

  • Minimum of 10 years of dynamic accounting leadership experience, with a combination of public and private accounting

  • Big 4 or large national accounting experience and CPA required

  • Growth-oriented individual with demonstrated accounting and leadership skills

  • A consistent record of instilling core finance processes and controls

  • Solid understanding of general ledger & accounting principles, US GAAP and Management Reporting processes, working in various currencies across multiple legal entities and intercompany eliminations

  • Careful attention to detail and the ability to organize

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills to interact well with all levels within the Company

  • Superior analytical skills, logical in problem solving and focused on continuous improvement with high attention to detail and a strong work ethic

  • Proven people management and leadership with the ability to coach, train and mentor staff while motivating team performance

  • Strong cross-functional leadership experience to influence and drive change

  • Capabilities with being responsive, encouraging innovation, and work to improve processes and systems

  • Proven team player that is comfortable operating within a dynamic, complex organizational structure and able to be flexible and collaborate with team on different projects and needs

  • Ability and readiness to embrace and successfully drive/implement change

    Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links. Cengage is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917. About Cengage Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams – no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at http://www.cengage.com/ or find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cengage-learning/mycompany/) , Facebook , or Twitter (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/twitter.com/CengageLearning__;!!MXVguWEtGgZw!aJM6MqVIQGDoWSYaJ6CU3EZyn3SnQfIs5kCHxkrWiy4_XmXapqpMK0qgZUq02AuBC1E$) .

    Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams – no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at http://www.cengage.com/ or find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cengage-learning/mycompany/) , Facebook , or Twitter (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/twitter.com/CengageLearning__;!!MXVguWEtGgZw!aJM6MqVIQGDoWSYaJ6CU3EZyn3SnQfIs5kCHxkrWiy4_XmXapqpMK0qgZUq02AuBC1E$) .

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