Siemens Senior Policy Accountant, IFRS in Iselin, New Jersey
Senior Policy Accountant, IFRS
Locations:Iselin, New Jersey
Job Family: Project Management
Division: Financial Services
Business Unit: Accounting and Controlling
Requisition Number: 200852
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: No
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.
Siemens Financial Services is an international provider of business-to-business financial solutions. We support customer investments with leasing solutions and equipment, project and structured financing.
For more information, please visit: http://www.siemens.com/businesses/us/en/financial-services.htm
Senior Accounting Policy Accountant
Primary Job Responsibilities:
-Evaluate existing accounting practices in order to ensure compliance with the Siemens Financial Reporting Guidelines (“FRG’s”) which are based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and use consistent with the global chart of accounts. This includes balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and notes (ADSTAR) disclosure requirements. Identify gaps in processes, coordinate with SFS Central Accounting and drive necessary changes towards compliance. Draft Accounting memos as necessary
Act as key US Accounting resource to evaluate changes to FRG’s in particular related to the new IFRS standards (IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16), potential impact for SFS US and identify action plans to implement and lead US implementation.
Facilitate accounting requests within SFS US and from SFS Central (in particular related to impact analysis of new IFRS standards (IFRS 9 and IFRS 16) and partner with US Accounting team and BU’s to evaluate and determine a course of action.
Review and interpret new products, and variations of existing products, and evaluate accounting/ reporting complexities. Partner with management team in making the decision as to what can be implemented and what steps need to be taken in order to ensure that the accounting processes can accommodate these products.
Provide direct and indirect oversight of Adstar disclosure forms for accuracy, compliance with the FRG’s and consistency with control requirements.
Facilitate EY and Internal audit requests as necessary in order to provide information and comfort relating to financial reporting and accounting data.
Support, and in some cases lead, remediation efforts of control deficiencies and audit recommendations.
Skill Set required:
Ability to understand, interpret and implement technical accounting policy (FRG/IFRS).
Fundamental knowledge and experience in financial statement review, general ledger and controls.
Strong written/ verbal communication skills in addition to interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities/projects at the same time.
Ability to identify and implement practical solutions.
Ability to understand issues from an operational perspective and to work with BU’s in finding common ground.
Ability to influence without authority
Comfort in working on Microsoft applications in addition to participating in system implementations for both GL related projects and sub ledger systems.
Education and Experience:
Experience in public accounting and a CPA is required.
Masters Degree desirable
IFRS accounting background required
Experience in financial services desirable, especially in lending or leasing
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