OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Senior Accountant

4 weeks ago(11/21/2017 5:33 PM)
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Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

What are we looking for?

The Senior Accountant is responsible for ensuring the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions in the North American region, which includes providing direct oversight to the day-to-day corporate accounting operations. This role performs analysis and review of balance sheet accounts prepared by the accounting staff. This role is also responsible for the assistance in completion of SOX documentation.


This role is also responsible for assistance with the coordination and consistency of account reconciliation, performance of complex accounting activities and financial analyses. In addition, this role will participate in many projects within accounting both regional and global to automate and streamline tasks as well as helping in the development of the staff accountants.

Your tasks and responsibilities...

Responsible for the monthly closing process of the region.

  • Provide analytical review and documentation for North American region balance sheet by account by plant including approval of reconciliations within Blackline;
  • Partner with the Reporting Team (in BPC) to develop standard reporting by actively seeking to improve systems which support financial closing, analyses, and needs of other users;
  • Review unusual and or complex month-end journal entries;
  • Prepare monthly excess and obsolete entry and provide detail to the locations with a mind to standardize and automate the process;
  • Review all staff journal entries;
  • Responsible for ensuring data governance is applied within SAP ensuring meaningful analysis can be completed directly out of the system including review of customer profitability vs general ledger data;
  • One of the main points of contact for internal and external auditors;
  • Train, develop, support, and give direction to reporting associates;
  • Coordinate and participate in the completion of physical inventories;
  • Ensure compliance with our Global Accounting Policies

Responsible for the coordination and consistency of internal controls systems

  • Work with regional accounting to standardize all control templates. Assist in ensuring standard external audit methods for those that can be extended globally;
  • Develop standard processes for our most complicated processes including E&O, automating where possible;
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting is required
  • 3-5 years of work experience in accounting or finance in a manufacturing environment or in public accounting with manufacturing clients
  • CPA or CMA is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of integrated software with emphasis on SAP or at least exposure to the same;
  • Provide leadership and assist in the development of staff accountants;
  • Strong working knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Strong auditing skills and hands on knowledge of working with auditors;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Exposure to Business Warehouse and Business Planning and Consolidation;
  • Good organizational skills, delegation and follow-up;
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to all levels of management;
  • Extensive PC skills – Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Able to develop automated solutions for informational needs;
  • Possess a process improvement mindset;


The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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