Job Description

Why Valvoline?

We’ve been in the car business for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first branded motor oil. Today, we’re a global leader in automotive services and lubricants, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and service excellence.

 

As we often say, it starts with all of our people — and that’s where you come in. We’re looking for humble, hungry and smart people to help us power the future of mobility. If you’re looking for a collaborative and flexible work environment that invests in your growth and success, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Manager, Accounting. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents, and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.

 

How You’ll Make an Impact

The Accounting Manager provides accounting leadership over monthly accounting close and consolidation process with multiple team members that are typically assigned to a dedicated company code and / or business segment.  Areas of responsibility include decision making / serving as an escalation point for the team, having a more broad understanding of accounting / financial impacts, and operating with little to no guidance from leadership.  Assumes leadership role to develop the team and executes strategic vision for the accounting close process. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Management of people, process, third parties, and budget:

    • People: Provide supervision and substantive feedback to internal / external resources to develop and monitor workplans, coordinate key deliverables, and address issues to ensure key workstreams and responsibilities are completed accurately and timely

    • Process: Provide process supervision without removing task ownership by offering coaching and timely, specific feedback

    • Third Party: Coordinate external resources to ensure expectations are met, efficiency is maintained, and work is completed

  • Expected risk portfolio of responsibility (routine versus judgmental):

    • Manage the activities of a process area and review the sufficiency of the work of team members with more focused experience across areas of moderate and high complexity

    • Owns monthly accounting close and consolidation of results, specifically regarding higher complex accounting activities and policies

    • Proficient understanding of core financial statements (proper classification, relationships between accounts and financial statements, etc.)

  • GAAP regulations/internal controls:

    • Responsible for highly complex work that involves multiple assumptions, inputs and stakeholders, completed generally through following established processes, and may include internal and external regulatory reporting for significant legal entities, intercompany, debt, equity, consolidation, investments, income taxes, acquisitions and divestitures, stock compensation, pension and post-retirement benefits, impairment assessments, contingencies, cash flows, segments, internal control, and earnings per share

  • Special projects, continuous improvement efforts :

    • Special Projects: Provide direct support and supervision to team members and other internal / external resources working on projects critical to company success; to develop and monitor workplans, coordinate key deliverables, and address issues to ensure key workstreams and responsibilities are completed accurately and timely

    • Continuous Improvement: Provide process supervision that results in improvement of processes by analyzing current processes and procedures using knowledge of systems and data analytics to offer coaching and timely, specific feedback that leads to increased efficiency / effectiveness in accounting processes

  • Relationship development (internal, external, leadership, etc.):

    • Regularly interact with and build effective working relationships across all levels within internal and/or external resources that support areas of responsibility

    • Proactively assess and communicate progress, provide support, and clarify direction, and next steps to effectively manage workload and responsibilities

    • Seek to understand internal customer needs and circumstances by actively gathering information about problems, expectations, risks, and needs

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum of eight years relevant experience in roles with progressive leadership 
  • Up to 5 years public accounting / Big 4 experience preferred
  • Broad experience in applying and remaining current with US GAAP, internal controls, and applicable local regulatory frameworks relevant to areas of responsibility (e.g., SEC, SOX, and IFRS)
  • Demonstrated sound judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and building a range of meaningful recommendations
  • Experience utilizing multiple sources of information identified through research, including regulatory guidance, best practices, thought leadership, and peer company approaches to develop solutions
  • Ability to tailor communication to the circumstances, using written and verbal forums, when appropriate
  • Ability to explain complex circumstances with simple, concise, and straightforward language
  • Experience supporting process improvement activities and projects within or beyond own function
  • Ability to draw on past experiences and lessons learned to manage risk and drive higher quality outcomes
  • Encourages new ways of thinking, leveraging the latest technology
  • May be required to sit at workstation for lengthy periods per day

  • Low physical effort required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, lift, reach, and walk when working in an office environment

  • Fine manipulation when using the computer keyboard

  • Maximum unassisted lift = 35 lbs. Average lift less than 10 lbs.

  • Near and far vision and color discrimination necessary

  • Ability to communicate verbally both in person and on the telephone

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • MBA or graduate degree in Accounting
  • Experience in retail industries and / or multinational public companies
  • CPA / Chartered Accountant

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)  
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.

 

Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.

 

The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.  Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email 1-800Valvoline@valvoline.com to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process.  The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.

 

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