The Shared Services Center provides accounting services to the Americas region for Brightstar. The supporting functions include Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Reporting, Master Data Management, and Continuous Improvement.
These functions are enabled by Microsoft AX, Solomon and Oracle Hyperion. The center also provides support for certain transactions using legacy systems.
In this role, you will be accountable for timely and correct closing activities monthly and year end. Signs off reconciliation and reporting for Assets, Liabilities, Equity and overall accounts.
Additionally, reinforces SPP guidance's to team. Sign off HFM reporting correctness, ensuring accuracy of all accounting balances and provide sound explanation and ensure action plans are place if needed.
Ensure US GAAP adherence in all GL transactions.You will lead the Accounting and Financial Reporting for the Shared Service Center, including governmental reporting
on Free Trade Zone and Regulations. Drives cost optimization as P&L owner and ensures cash flow for the site's operation.
Coordinates information to external auditors for the annual audits for the site and its subsidiaries. Ensures right Transfer Pricing process is in place.
Develops and implements site's business strategies as part of the SLT. Ensures the financial organization is SSP compliant, sign off B / S and P&L for US GAAP and local statutory purposes.
Supports the tax organization to build audit information to ensure tax deductibility is achieved with the SSC and its subsidiaries.
Owns the forecast and budget process and ensures its sign off from upper management and its proper communication to CORP.
Ensures month end is met and verifies any deviations of calendar are resolved and documented with Client Lead
Verify all Account Reconciliation are done per SPP 230 and ensures resolution of any open item greater than 90 days. Any item over 90 days manager must document and escalate providing timely visibility.
Including sign off the reconciliations.
Ensures all critical process are verify by supervisor and are done correctly.
Ensures GL, AR and AP modules are closed on time and financial statements reports timely and accurately in HFM.
Participates in monthly meetings lead by Client Lead Accounting in anticipation of final submission, with local markets
Signs off the integrity of Annual retained earnings
Sign off quarterly activities such as corporate reporting packages
Reviews with supervisor's status on month end activities. Any deviations, must be coordinated and properly approved by the manager and ensures its documentation.
Delivers all KPI are executed, met and remediate gaps to ensure outages are eliminated. Responsible for right US GAAP adherence in GL transactions.
Acts as a Steward in ALL accounting transactions, ensuring SOX and overall SPP policy compliance
Ensures team productivity, continuous improvement and ad-hoc analysis
Ensures quality of process and data entry / input correctness from their team
Delivers SLA commitments
Ensures Global Standard Policies relevant to their area, S-Ox 404 and local requirements are 100% compliant.
Organization management for performance reviews, vacation, overall work permits
People management to ensure employee effectiveness ( i.e. address employee opportunity areas timely)
Gains COPR guidelines for yearly budget and quarterly forecast submissions. Provides clear guidelines for budget and forecast and drives consolidation of package ensuring commitments will be met.
Ensures correct Transfer Pricing practices are in place and approves monthly billing in AX.
Accountable for the calculation, billing and collection of recharges from the subsidiaries.
Provide financial analysis as needed : capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations with Brightstar subsidiaries.
Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings (Procomer & Ministerio de Hacienda)
Accountable for the coordination and compliance of internal controls at the Share Service Center
Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audits
Coordinate with Treasury requirement funding needs, planning, borrowing, etc.
Requirements / Skills
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. MBA / CPA preferred
English & Spanish fluency
6+ years of general accounting in Financial Planning & Accounting management in Shared Services including budget and forecasting
Strong background in US GAAP & IFRS, SOX and local statutory knowledge (free trade zone regime preferred)
Experience in transformational projects, preferably the transformation of finance and the implementation of a shared service network, preferred.
Preference experience in process auditing and internal controls, strong financial analysis skills working with all aspects of financial statements and internal reporting as well as an understanding of best practices