Senior Accounting Specialist - FIN15498

Function: Finance
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 8th February 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."
Faurecia North America is looking for a Senior Accounting Specialist for its' Shared Services Center in Auburn Hills, MI. 
Overall responsibilities and duties:
The Senior Accounting Specialist will be responsible for ensuring accurate financial reporting according to IFRS and local requirements.  He/She will be in charge to ensure Faurecia Core Procedures (FCP) compliance and proper implementation of new accounting standards.  Additionally, the Senior Accountant Specialist will support both external and internal audits.  He/She will also perform on-site balance sheet reviews at production and R&D facilities.
The main missions of the role are:
  • Ensure financial transactions are FCP / IFRS compliant with proper supporting documentation
  • Review/interpret IFRS guidelines , as needed
  • Draft technical accounting position papers on complex commercial transactions
  • Guarantee the general ledger information reliability and transparency
  • Ensure all general ledger account reconciliations are reviewed monthly
  • Consolidate Risks and Opportunities of the Balance Sheet and communicate to upper management
  • Prepare and send internal and external audit requests
  • Perform on-site balance sheet reviews and prepare presentation of results for management
  • Serve as business partner to the business group finance and controlling teams
  • Lead and participate in technical accounting matters and provide recommendations, as necessary, to ensure financial accuracy
The ideal candidate will have/be:
Minimum education level: Bachelor degree in Accounting, Master’s in Accounting preferred
  • 4-6 years of professional experience
  • CPA Certification
  • Public audit experience, Big 4 preferred
  • Automotive industry experience preferred
  • Experience working with multinational companies required
Skills and competencies
  • Strong knowledge in IFRS and local accounting principles
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate to upper level management
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead, when needed, to local and remote personnel
  • Knowledge of SAP reporting system (Hyperion or similar), preferred
  • Willingness to travel 5-10% (approximately)
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management


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