Newell Brands Senior Accountant in Covington, Kentucky

PositionTitle: Senior Accountant

Location: Covington, KY

Reportsto: Manager-Corporate Accounting

Job Summary:

This position reports to the Manager-Corporate Accounting and primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly, quarterly and annual close process, supervision of fixed assets, monthly corporate reporting, direct responsibility for all corporate and intercompany JE’s, and intercompany consolidations.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for reviewing general accountingentries and balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with GAAP

  • Assistwith monthly/quarterly/annual consolidation of The Waddington Group (TWG)financial statements in HFM including review of GL mappings and site financialschedules

  • Work with field accountantsto resolve issues identified during the consolidation process

  • Responsible for analyzing P&L and balancesheet trends and obtaining concise explanations for trends and variances

  • Assist in Sarbanes Oxley compliance andauditing

  • Provide ad hoc analytical support to theAccounting Manager and Director of Accounting

  • Responsible for balancing intercompanyaccounts with Parent company and other Companies within TWG

  • Reconcile financial statements from generalledger system to Corporate Hyperion system to ensure audit integrity offinancial reporting

  • Usesinitiative to drive process improvements, maintain/review corporatepolicies/procedures manual and ensure consistent implementation across sites

  • Assists in the integration ofacquisitions, including ERP system integration/upgrade, GL mapping and financialstatement consolidation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

  • 3-7 years' of experience, preferablyin public or corporate accounting

  • Strong account reconciliation skills

  • Solid analytical, problem solving, communication,and organizational skills

  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy

  • High level of and computer proficiency inMicrosoft office applications

  • Self-starter with the ability to learn fast andwork with little supervision

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasksunder pressure

  • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills

  • Conscientious and able to work withconfidential information as needed

  • Positive, proactive work ethic and approachwith high level of integrity

  • Travel 5-10%

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.