Newell Brands Tax & Accounting Senior Manager, Appliances & Cookware in Navegantes, Brazil

Job title: Senior Manager, Tax & Accounting - Appliances & Cookware

Location: Balneario Piçarras, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Reports to: Finance Director

Job summary:

Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position serves as the primary accountable of company’s accounting and tax reporting and compliance. The Senior Manager of Accounting and Tax is responsible for assessing best practices related to accounting and tax regulation and planning. This analysis will include alignment with local authorities, corporate functions requirements, government potential incentives and best structure possible in terms of tax burden, results and cash perspective. The Senior Manager and his staff will define the internal policies and procedures, accounting flow, ERP parametrization and interfaces, approval flows, monthly and quarterly close activities, and partner with all departments to ensure proper information flow and internal controls. This position is also responsible for helping to ensure the proper update to new practices, standards and regulation.

The Senior Manager of Accounting and Tax will directly interface with the local accounting offices and Receita Federal do Brasil (local Internal Revenue Service) periodically.

The Senior Manager of Accounting and Tax must possess a strong business knowledge, besides technical skills. This position interacts with a broad number of departments within the company (sales, supply chain and in finance) and is a key point of contact with our local authorities, external regional and corporate financial reporting and audit. The functional duties corresponding with this position necessitate highly skilled interpersonal capabilities and professional maturity.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the accounting routines and monthly financial close activities, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timing of financial statements under both local statutory and international (IFRS / USGAAP) reporting standards;

  • Is accountable for income statement and balance sheet analysis on a monthly basis, ensuring all material variances are explained, supported and consistent to accounting practices; and all contingencies are analyzed and properly disclosed;

  • Revises the Balance Sheet reconciliation and all related supporting documentation prepared by the team;

  • Enforces internal controls and risk assessment of company processes in attendance to SOX controls, is responsible to ensure compliance with local and corporate policies and procedures related to all accounting and tax matters, system interfaces, as well as has the role to prepare and/or revise policies in force;

  • Has the role as company’s certified accountant for statutory regulatory and reporting matters;

  • Ensures external and internal audit procedures and reviews are fully performed;

  • Supervises cost accounting and inventory valuation, reserves and inventory control/counting procedures;

  • Is responsible for company’s tax planning, in compliance with local and corporate regulations, always striving to find opportunities to improve value creation through best practices leading to minimum tax burden possible and optimized tax assets utilization / monetization;

  • Revises and approves company’s direct (income tax) and indirect (VAT) tax accounting in accordance to local, IFRS/ USGAAP rules. Ensures tax collection payments are correct, within due dates and using proper application of local tax regulation;

  • Accountable for the primary relationship with tax authorities, and oversees and responds to processes related to Receita Federal do Brasil (local Internal Revenue Service)

  • Supervises customer, supplier and inventory masterdata registration, system interface and internal controls;

  • Manages the accounting and tax team, leading team development and engagement;

  • Supports identification, proposal and implementation of continuous improvement on company processes;

Qualifications:

  • Certified accountant.

  • Must be able to communicate in English (spoken and written). Spanish language is desirable.

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in related area (minimum 3 years as management position).

  • Experience in ERPs and HFM reporting (SAP is desirable).

  • Solid local statutory and international/corporate (IFRS/USGAAP) accounting and tax practices and government tax systems and regulations.

  • Highly organized and energetic with a keen ability to manage details. Must be flexible with the aptitude to prioritize work and support multiple members of the organization. Must be a team player with a positive attitude who is able to work with minimal supervision.