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US_Stamford_400 Atlantic Street
Additional Location:
Novi, United States of America | Stamford, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

In this role you will support in overseeing the accounting processes, controls, and the financial reporting globally to ensure compliance. 

Your Team

This position reports to the Senior Director, Corp Accounting and will have 1-2 direct reports

What You Will Do

  • Ownership of corporate accounting month-end close, including overseeing the incentive plan accounting and review of reconciliations and journal entries
  • Assist with the preparation and review of financial reporting requirements.
  • Interact with subsidiaries and other corporate departments to coordinate the timing and the contents of all deliverables.
  • Technical accounting consultation and resolution of complex accounting transactions, including inventory and cost accounting related topics, leases, pensions, and restructuring transactions
  • Ensure that the Company has put in place and continues to have an effective internal control environment
  • Interface with Internal/ External audit
  • Remain current with the latest developments in accounting and financial reporting.
  • Implementation of new accounting standards including issuance and updating of corporate accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist in training regarding technical accounting matters.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 8+ years of progressive experience working with fast paced global organizations with experience resolving and documenting complex technical accounting transactions, preparing and reviewing financial reporting documents and ensuring compliance with accounting standards and internal controls policies. 
  • CPA certification
  • Demonstrates highly developed organizational, writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of working under deadlines in a fast paced environment, adapting to changing priorities and accomplishing objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be proactive, take the initiative, be a self-starter, and frequently exceeds expectations and delivers outstanding results
  • Demonstrated ability to function at varied levels including “hands-on” detail work and higher level strategic thinking along with the ability to communicate effectively with different levels of management 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with others, inspire high performance, promote collegial open communication and obtain “buy in” from others across the organization 
  • Prioritizes organizational interests and understands and analyzes impacts of actions to the business with a demonstrated ability of  proactive and forward thinking including looking for opportunities and continuous improvements for the business.
  • Possesses excellent data analysis skills and attention to detail to grasp complex situations with changing circumstances to develop well-reasoned solutions to get the job done while balancing risks.
  • Assumes ownership, control and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others. 

What is Nice to Have

  • Public Accounting (Big 4 preferred) with a combination of Corporate Accounting experience strongly desired
  • IFRS experience strongly desired

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Be willing to work in an office in hybrid model based in Stamford, CT

What We Offer

  • Flexible work environment, allowing for full-time remote work globally for positions that can be performed outside a HARMAN or customer location
  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman and Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.