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Senior Accounting Program Manager, Global Technical Accounting

Company: Medtronic GmbH
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Accounting Program Manager, Global Technical Accounting This position is a remote-based position on interim basis due to Covid19 Pandemic. Upon approval of 'Return to Office" site guidelines, this role will require the individual to work onsite. If you are looking to leverage technical accounting expertise to expand your business partnering skills and lead high-visibility projects, come join our Global Technical Accounting team! You will report to the Vice President Assistant Controller, Accounting and Policy, and work on a small team to provide technical accounting consultation to all operating units and regions of the organization. In addition to acting as an internal consultant on unique technical accounting inquiries arising throughout the organization, you will be responsible for leading the organization through implementation of new accounting pronouncements and providing guidance for the development and/or update of internal Finance policies. The Global Technical Accounting team is viewed as a center of expertise to support the organization in understanding accounting implications of new business scenarios and models, provide technical training and education on a variety of accounting issues, and provide project management support for a variety of strategic Finance projects. A key aspect of this role is to lead and influence others by building relationships at all levels within the organization and effectively present complex technical accounting matters to executive management in an easy-to-understand manner. We look for leaders who have a clear vision of where we are going and how to get there, bold inclusive thinkers who create new ideas and bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, business partners, and customers. A Day in the Life Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned. --- Function as a business partner and finance liaison for the Global Finance function by answering questions, providing data, insight and influence into technical accounting matters. Establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with business partners including: External Reporting, Corporate Development, Legal, Business Development, Operating Unit and Regional Finance, Enterprise Operations, Investor Relations, Tax, and Treasury. --- Collaborate in the development of appropriate application of GAAP for various transactions. This involves understanding the transaction, researching the accounting literature, providing structuring alternatives, strategize best position for desired results, documenting conclusions, resolving auditor questions and documentation needs, developing operational processes to account for complex transactions, assessing operations and/or financial risks. --- Maintain a high level of understanding of current and proposed accounting and reporting requirements specific to U.S. publicly traded companies through self-study, external sources and maintaining active personal contacts/networks. --- Proactively inform business partners of new accounting developments, variance in practice across operating units/regions, and potential issues. Provide leadership and management in the implementation, training and education, and monitoring and compliance with new accounting policies. --- Interact with external auditors on technical issues and communicate the organization's position. --- Interact with outside professional organizations to-- influence --issues associated with Medtronic and medical device companies. Specific activities include representation on the Finance Executive International (FEI) Committee on Corporate Reporting, and Medical Device Roundtable Group. --- Prepare position papers for both internal documentation and for external governance bodies (FASB, SEC). Must Have: Minimum Requirements --- Bachelor's Degree with 7+ years of work experience in Finance and/or Accounting (OR 5+ years with an Advanced degree) Nice to Have --- 9 + years of work experience in Finance and/or Accounting --- MBA or other Master's degree --- Sound understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with the strong desire to research relevant GAAP and SEC literature. --- Must have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation. --- Strong analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail. --- Strong organization and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously. --- Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to interact with and influence all levels of management and executive management. --- Experience in large, matrix-managed company. --- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Teams, Excel, PowerPoint) and with financial applications (SAP, Hyperion Essbase). --- Flexibility for periodic travel when necessary to support professional organizational meetings and finance training. About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America) It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here .

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