Director of Accounting (SBU) in Mechanicsville, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Oversees all accounting and financial results and reporting activities for assigned business unit. This will be a hands-on position that will interact with senior leadership and coordinate with teammates in various departments to ensure the proper execution of accounting functions and the accurate reporting of financial results. Oversees the preparation of SBU financial statements, provides accounting services to segment reporting units, and manages the segment general ledger and chart of accounts.


1.      Manages an effective and efficient accounting close and consolidation process to meet financial closing and reporting requirements for the global products (manufacturing) business. Responsible for all accounting functions, ensuring transactions and financial results are properly recorded in accordance with U.S. GAAP and other statutory reporting requirements, as needed.

2.      Manages specific accounting applications and processes relating to (but not limited to) consolidation accounting, cost and variance accounting, fixed assets and lease accounting, cash accounting, payroll and benefits accounting and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.

3.      Works closely with business finance leaders to direct the preparation of monthly reporting packages (including consolidated, regional and product line reporting) with comparative analysis of operating results with variance explanations.

4.      Partners with operational business leaders and other internal teams to understand internal reporting needs and drives improvements in financial results reporting and product line reporting to meet the needs of the business.

5.      Coordinates and consults with leadership and the Director of Financial Reporting on

accounting issues. Solicits advice and counsel and influences decisions that affect accounting processes. Stays abreast of changes in accounting standards.

6.      Implements and monitors compliance with, an effective system of internal controls to ensure compliance with corporate policies, U.S. GAAP, statutory reporting requirements and other regulatory requirements (Sarbanes-Oxley).

7.      Identifies opportunities to improve accounting processes and plays a key role in the integration of ERP and other technology with automation, standardization and scalability as key objectives.

8.      Builds and maintains strong working relationships with business management, Legal, Treasury, Tax, FP&A, HR, Internal Audit and other departments in order to streamline the overall accounting operations and close processes.

9.      Coordinates with internal and external auditors to meet required documentation needs and audit requests.

10.   Manages acquisition integration activities and post-acquisition reviews.

11.   Manages team staff including identifying staffing needs, actively recruiting talent and providing day to day management of the team.

12.   Provides for development of team through planning, mentoring, coaching, training and succession planning.


1.      Performs additional duties as directed.



  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or a related disciplinary area required
  • CPA required
  • Twelve or more years of related experience at the management level
  • A minimum of three years of experience in corporate accounting and/or financial reporting
  • Four or more years of experience supervising and leading the work of others


  • Must have proven corporate financial analysis skills including a knowledge of financial business plans and processes
  • Ability to influence senior leadership and have the ability to push back when necessary
  • Proven ability to assess needs, identify issues, recommend alternatives and implement change
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and implement complex financial projects
  • Strong ability and experience managing and performing multiple concurrent tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to communicate financial concepts to non-financial audiences
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial processes and systems; familiarity with mainframe, client server and web-based computer systems
  • Ability to plan and coordinate completion of tasks in a multi-deadline environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team leader
  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others - providing coaching and mentoring



  • Hold valid passport. Ability to travel, including international travel, up to 25%
  • May work extended hour on occasion

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