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Director, Accounting, Process Management

Company: CF Industries
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.

Finance & Accounting

Job Summary:

The incumbent will provide strategic leadership and support for the Accounting function and other financial areas of the Company over process design and implementation, control assessment and development, and general accounting leadership. The areas this person will support include all General Accounting areas in all locations, Accounts Payable and Receivable, , Billing, Cost Accounting, Accounting Systems, Plant Accounting, Month-End Close and other related areas in the Treasury, Tax, Procurement and IT areas as necessary. The role is responsible for leading the management of department processes, assessing and designing improvements in those processes, implementing changes to those processes, while creating a strong control environment through control assessment, design and implementation. This role will also play a significant role in system implementations that occur and impact the accounting areas. This position is responsible for coaching the team in terms of how to perform process assessments, evaluate and develop solutions and conduct successful control- focused implementations.

Job Description:

Matrix Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing leadership, guidance, coaching of the team over process assessment, process design, control assessment and control design, project and change management for all areas of the corporate controller's group.
  • Provides broad strategic direction to individuals regarding their roles and responsibilities to help achieve the objectives of this role, along with supporting and fulfilling corporate goals
  • Empowers others to learn, grow into new responsibilities and make proper decisions to obtain the overall department objectives
  • Demonstrates the highest level of integrity and trust in all aspects of the job by working continually towards self-development, staying abreast of all current information and technology, and be knowledgeable with Sarbanes Oxley and internal control requirements and practices
  • Promotes the corporate controller's group by developing strong relationships between department members and other CF departments through a high degree of communication across management
  • Promotes the matrix organizational structure, including cross communication, and encourages and facilitates cross involvement between people and groups to support and end-to-end process perspective.

    Accounting Strategy and Process Improvement
    • Reviews, evaluates and ensures implementation of approved and appropriate resolutions of major accounting questions and establishes, monitors and enforces internal controls through proper process design and control implementations
    • Performs research, obtains approval and implements changes in design and functionality of major processes to improve information availability, increase effectiveness of financial analysis, and promote efficiency across the group

      Other Accounting Related Operations & Systems
      • Provides coaching, oversight, training and review to department members for all accounting matters
      • Provides leadership in the analysis and communication of major trends in the areas of expertise and reports those trends to senior management

        Other Responsibilities
        • Provides assistance to Senior Management throughout the Company on various projects, as required
        • Develops greater analysis skills across the finance team. Initiates, researches and documents improvements to current methods and procedures
        • Performs or directs the performance of special projects as assigned
        • With approval, investigates and implements process changes to promote internal controls to efficiently process department transactions and other responsibilities
        • Represents the Company at various industry conferences and functions
        • Recommends or approves budget and expenditures of the department to conform to budgetary requirements
        • Other duties as assigned

          Internal Controls:

          Establishes and implements processes and procedures to meet departmental internal controls requirements. Ensures that established processes/procedures are followed as designed. Works with Internal Audit Department to identify deficiencies in existing processes/procedures, the need for new ones, and the extent to which such processes/procedures are being followed. Develops and implements corrective actions with regard to department internal controls as necessary.

          Successful incumbents will have:
          • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting or related discipline required.
          • Master's Degree preferred.
          • CPA preferred
          • 15+ years of diversified experience with multiple years managing large projects and large teams to deliver superior results.
          • Experience with automated accounting systems, internal controls, accounting procedures, and technical pronouncements.
          • Demonstrated experience in project management, process management, change management and Group facilitation.
          • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
            Position Scope/Contribution:

            Ensures compliance with FASB and AICPA requirements. Coordinates communications with external auditors and various corporate departments.

            What We Offer:

            You'll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, pension, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more! Additionally, we offer several Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.

            You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment knowing that you're working with purpose, to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably.
            • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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                  If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at .

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