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Company Accounting Manager

Job ID 11030 Princeton, New Jersey, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. Solvay Busines Services (SBS) is the global organization supporting internal and external growth by integrating the major end-to-end administrative processes as well as the information services of the Solvay Group, through three strategic objectives: strategic agility and customer centricity, service excellence and talents and innovation.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The Accounting Manager will utilize a business centric approach to perform the day-to-day accounting operations for various legal entities in North America.  The Accounting Manger will prepare an accurate closing, with support from the Service Centers, and guarantee that all financial documents comply with Group and country accounting regulations. This position will be based in Princeton,  NJ.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Ensure IFRS compliance and supervise the proper recording of accounting data
  • Business partnering with North American internal customers to best meet their needs.
  • Ensure on-time delivery and accuracy of month end financial statements (including Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statements) for Group reporting purposes and for local external purposes (statutory accounts, regulatory and statistical compliance)
  • Implement group accounting rules, policies, procedures and best practices to ensure standardization across the company.  Develop, share, and implement process improvements.
  • Supervise and train members of the Service Centers . 
  • Work closely with the Tax Group to ensure tax compliance requirements are met. To assist with the quarterly forecasting process and annual tax package preparation. 
  • Ensure internal controls and external audit requirements are met.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years of experience in an accounting or audit position

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of IFRS
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Must be proficient in SAP, Excel, Word, Power Point  
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks and set priorities to ensure customer satisfaction. In addition, the ability to quickly change priorities is a necessity.

  • CPA 
  • This position is not open an Expat assignment


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