BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) General Ledger Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Category: Finance

Job ID: 2018-11326

Career Level: experienced

Division: Salt Lake City/FIT

Relocation: No

Location: Salt Lake City,Utah,United States

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

The Finance Shared Services Center (SSC) for the Americas Region is comprised of a high performing team responsible for the timely delivery of standardized financial processes on behalf of Bard Finance and their business partners within the Commercial and Manufacturing operations. The group performs accounts payable, general accounting, budgeting and forecasting, and other related activities from the regionally centralized location. This role will be responsible for key general accounting activities such as Month End and Quarter End close, Intercompany, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting, Account Reconciliations and General Ledger for the Americas region. The objective of this role is to enable Americas Finance SSC to meet their business objectives by providing quality general accounting analysis and overall business support for the Center Leadership and local division / country colleagues.

Essential job Functions:

  • Support the Americas General Ledger Lead to ensure all deliverables are successfully achieved including operational performance and adherence to compliance requirements

  • Serve as an independent contributor for a component of the General Ledger function inclusive of Intercompany, Fixed Assets, Reconciliations, Month End and Quarter End Close, Statutory & Financial Reporting, and US GAAP General Ledger reporting

  • Assist General Accounting Manager as needed; participate in or lead special projects that require creative and analytical skills

  • Understand the functionality, interfaces, and interdependencies of Bard’s financial processes and systems; ensure the existence of adequate internal controls where necessary

  • Help drive the US GAAP reporting process through to timely & accurate submissions

  • Coordinate Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing activities and manage communication and reporting or test results.

  • Monitor the execution of period end financial close activities and meet all related deadlines

  • Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries and ad hoc reporting and analysis requests; provide periodic customer / center training

  • Ensure customer needs and relationships are fulfilled and enhanced through proactive involvement and interaction

Basic Qualifications:

• BS Degree or equivalent in Accounting is preferred • CPA/MBA preferred, public accounting experience a strong plus • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Accounting • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse groups and individuals • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Proficient PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required • Experience with JD Edwards ERP and/or Hyperion preferred • Fluency in English Required and Spanish Desired

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status