Senior Manager, Technical Accounting
Downers Grove, IL 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description

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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting:

The Senior Manager, Technical Accounting is a key role and member within the Corporate Controller group and leads the technical accounting and research function.

This position will be primarily responsible for the analysis and communication of sophisticated and complex technical accounting considerations within the organization. This role will routinely provide technical accounting mentorship related to various issues such as contracts, derivatives, impairment analysis, acquisitions, divestitures, and overall application of new and existing accounting standards. You will be able to rely upon experience and judgment to plan and accomplish tasks/projects in a timely manner, including the ability to work under deadlines and work proactively with senior management and external auditors to drive timely closure of technical accounting matters.

What You'll Do:

Research, summarize, and advise the Company on the expected accounting and financial reporting and disclosure implications of significant transactions

Develop, interpret, and maintain accurately detailed policies and procedures, and collaborate with others to implement any new policies and standard processes within the organization

Own the implementation of new accounting standards

Serve as a resource regarding the application of accounting policies and ensure appropriate internal controls and procedures are in place for applicable technical accounting processes

Assist in the preparation or review of financial statements, footnotes, and MD&A supporting work-papers

Monitor communications from regulatory bodies, accounting firms and other external sources to remain apprised of practices, regulations, and interpretive accounting and provide guidance regarding potential impacts to operational and reporting processes as well as financial results

Provide consultation support for day-to-day questions on accounting and reporting.

Perform the annual impairment analysis for goodwill and intangible assets

Perform other duties as required or requested

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in accounting
  • 8+ years accounting experience (Big 4 public accounting firm or second tier a plus)
  • CPA
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and practices (GAAP)
  • Ability to evaluate technical accounting concepts
  • Ability to influence people and processes without direct responsibility
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize and meet deadlines

Where You'll Work:

This is a hybrid-based role that will report out of our Downers Grove, IL location.

What You Can Expect:

Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more. Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees' physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.

Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe!

We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion. Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry.

Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.



Univar is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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