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Director - Technical Accounting

Company: 0090 The Hillshire Brands Company
Location: Springdale
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details:

As part of Corporate Accounting, this position serves as a critical role leading the Technical Accounting Team and also supports other functions in Financial Reporting such as External Financial Reporting and Global Consolidations. The Technical Accounting Team is responsible for ensuring compliance with US GAAP and SEC rules per review of complex transactions, assessment/implementation of new accounting guidance, accounting review of M&A transactions, accounting policy reviews, and on-going technical support for full Corporate Accounting Team, all other Corporate/Shared Services functions, and Business Units. This position is responsible for the development, review, and support of the Technical Accounting Team as experts on various technical accounting issues and topics with the ability to effectively research complex transactions and new accounting guidance, independently assess implications, document conclusions, communicate with the impacted businesses and corporate departments, train, and/or manage an implementation plan. The areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: significant contract reviews, revenue recognition, leases, derivatives, VIE assessments, impairment analysis, acquisitions, divestitures, JV/Equity Investments, debt transactions, and overall application of new and existing accounting standards.

This position is an important contributor and influencer on the Tyson Finance & Accounting Team with key interactions with other Corporate Accounting leads, Finance leads of Business Units and all other Corporate/Shared Services functions such as Legal, Tax, IT, Procurement, and Internal Audit. This position also works proactively with external auditors to drive timely closure of technical accounting matters. The candidate must rely upon experience and judgment to plan and accomplish projects in a timely manner, including the ability to work under tight deadlines. The candidate must have excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills as well as in-depth GAAP and SEC reporting knowledge. Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential to this position in order for the candidate to work collaboratively with others throughout the Company as well as various third parties. Building and maintaining effective working relationships with various levels in the organization and being a champion of Tyson's mission, core values, and team behaviors (the 5 Cs) are critical.


  • Education: Requires broad knowledge in general professional or technical field. Also requires a Bachelor's degree in an academic field directly related and essential to this position Accounting or Finance degree preferred.

  • Experience: 10 plus years experience in either private or public accounting; experience in Big 4 public accounting firm at the senior manager level preferred; international business and M&A experience a plus.

  • Computer Skills: Requires advanced computer skills; must have working ability with Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and ability to perform technical research using various research tools; some working knowledge of SAP preferred.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills are essential to work with all levels of management peers and subordinates.

  • Special Skills: Significant in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) , proven ability to research complex accounting matters and document conclusions, excellent analytical skills, and strong leadership skills are required. CPA designation, M&A experience, and project management skills are preferred.

  • Supervisory: Leads group of approximately 5-6 with multiple direct and indirect reports.

  • Travel: 1 to 4 domestic trips per year; possibility of international travel.

    Relocation Assistance Eligible:

    Work Shift:

    1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

    Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

    Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

    We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

    CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here .

Keywords: 0090 The Hillshire Brands Company, Springdale , Director - Technical Accounting, IT / Software / Systems , Springdale, Arkansas

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