Director Financial Reporting & SOX Compliance

Company Name:
AmeriGas Propane is the nation's largest propane distributor, serving over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and motor fuel propane customers in all 50 states. We have more than 8,000 employees whose spirit, enthusiasm and dedication are displayed every day in the hundreds of cities and towns that we serve across the nation. The companys focus on employees and our employees dedication to customer service will confirm our position as the industry leader. AmeriGas is listed on the New York stock exchange NYSE: APU . For more information visit our website at www.amerigas.com
Job Summary:
The Director - Financial Reporting and SOX Compliance will assist with overseeing the preparation of monthly financial reports to provide management with timely and accurate financial information. This position will participate in various general accounting activities, including monthly close, review of journal entries and account reconciliations and management reporting in accordance with GAAP and company policies. This role will also provide supporting documentation for external reports (including SEC reports), tax reporting, and external and internal audit. In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting with overseeing and ensuring AmeriGas compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002. The successful candidate will have exposure to other departments of the organization including Fleet and Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Tax, National Accounts, Corporate Development, Financial Planning, and both Internal and External Audit.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage Financial Reporting employees in the preparation of monthly financial statements and management reporting.
Financial reporting management oversight includes coaching and reviewing staff-prepared key balance sheet reconciliations, monthly journal entries and other month end close activities such as management reporting.
Collaborate with internal and external auditors to ensure that the proper controls are designed and operating effectively and being monitored on a regular basis.
Direct SOX Compliance manager and annual sox process which includes Top Down Risk Assessment, internal control testing and updating SOX documentation by business process cycle, including process memos, flowcharts and control matrices.
Coordinate and manage internal control remediation assignments.
Identify and effectively address compliance risks, including financial and operational issues and legal/regulatory requirements as they relate to financial reporting.
Develop and implement a continuous monitoring process, which enables the Company to self-assess the quality of internal control performance and effectiveness over time.
Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate department staff
Ad hoc reporting and special projects as assigned.
Key Characteristics:
Possesses a strong understanding of financial reporting, accounting systems, accounting principles, internal controls and financial statements
Ability to communicate effectively with varying constituencies, including field operations, internal and external auditors, technology providers, and senior management
Management experience with proven ability to lead and develop team members
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelors of Science in Accounting or Finance
CPA preferred
7-10 years experience in either audit and/or financial reporting
3-5 years experience managing staff
Ability to motivate team to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
Ability to independently visualize and format financial / statistical data in a manner which conveys a large amount of information for decision making purposes with limited further analysis or interpretation
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong PC skills required, particularly in the Microsoft Office suite.
Exhibits leadership qualities and a positive attitude.
Experience with accounting systems preferred
Employee Benefits:
Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision plans
401(k) with company match
Paid vacation and company holidays
Tuition reimbursement
And much more
AmeriGas is a Drug Free Workplace. Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check. EOE/AA/M/FD/V

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