Avery Dennison Accounting Manager in Mentor, Ohio
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides branding and information labeling solutions, including pressure-sensitive materials, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of converted products and solutions. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital, and improve customers’ product performance. The company serves an array of industries worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:
Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
Paid parental leave
Flexible work arrangements
Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
Paid vacation and Paid holidays
Avery Dennison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
As a key member of the NASSO team, the Accounting Manager is the key link between NASSO and the business. The Accounting Manager is also responsible for ensuring the financial statements are properly stated. The work of this role is critical in driving GAAP compliance within the business. With multiple direct reports and working closely with an outsource provider, the day-to-day activities range from managing and prioritizing the tasks of the team, to coordinating all the month-end close activities along with meeting all the reporting timelines.
In your role as Accounting Manager, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:
Business Partnership: provide technical and accounting guidance/training to the business, highlighting changes in process or GAAP reporting. Review financial results and resolve inquiries in a timely manner. Collaborate across all business functions to ensure financials are appropriately stated.
Monthly/Quarterly Close Process: accountable for timely and accurate monthly and quarterly close process including, journal entry review and approval, schedule submission and account reconciliation and approval. Analysis of financial results and investigate variances as required.
Controllership/Compliance: support activities related to compliance initiatives and policies (SOX, Trade Compliance, External & Internal Audit, Balance Sheet Reviews etc). Identify compliance gaps and coordinate resolution activities with compliance teams. Ensure all required deadlines are met and respond quickly to all follow-up questions. Provide important analysis to explain variances and other audit requirements as vital.
Lead Sarbanes Oxley activities for NASSO and coordinate with Materials Group owners, including scheduling and performing walkthroughs and testing, initiating communications to the NA sites during the various phases, serving as contact point for external auditors, training new team members on SOX requirements, and coordinating sites’ compliance with SOX testing (including timelines, completeness, and testing). Responsible for coordinating various test phases, including assignment, scheduling, and progress reporting of SOX testers, supervise remediation status and work closely with management to ensure timely remediation of identified control issues.
Lead the North America Balance Sheet review process, including scheduling of reviews, reviewers, and reporting of open BSR findings.
Drive Process Improvements/Standardization: drive continuous improvements across all processes. Identify and leverage best practices within the group. Work with appropriate functional leadership teams to assess risks, allocate resources and eliminate issues that threaten project success.
People Management and Development: help recruit, develop, and retain a talented pool of employees, creating a solid succession pipeline. Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals. Establish individual performance objectives for the team members and manage their job performance.
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred
7+ years of accounting and/or financial experience, public accounting experience a plus
Experience with GAAP reporting
Experience managing and developing talent
Mainstream ERP and/or financial system(s) experience preferred
Previous SOX experience preferred
Superior communication skills and ability to articulate business results & opportunities
Attention to detail (excellent analytical skills)
Fundamental intellectual curiosity and ability to anticipate the next question
Shown ability to collaborate across divisions and functions
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize/re-prioritize workload (individually and for team/direct reports) to meet deadlines in dynamic business conditions
Desire to learn continuously and take initiative to act on data/intuition; provide proactive insights that drive action and execution, leading to results
Working Arrangement: Hybrid - Office & Remote, 2 days/week minimum in office; daily during monthly and quarterly closing weeks.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact (440)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled