Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.
Does an accounting leadership role with a multinational industry leader excite you? Alcoa Corporation is seeking a Senior Manager - Financial Accounting to join the Corporate Controllership team based at the Alcoa Corporate Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Team consists of highly qualified CPAs with extensive experience in financial accounting issues.
This is an exciting and challenging role at the center of Alcoa’s in-house accounting expertise! Considerable ongoing interaction with a wide group of stakeholders across the company including Alcoa’s CFO, Controller, VPs of Operations, Treasurer, Legal Counsel, Commercial, operating locations, and Global Business Services Teams. Situated next to Alcoa’s Executive Team, this is a highly visible role! The role offers a high degree of variety and learning opportunities both in terms of business and technical accounting knowledge, giving the candidate the opportunity to continue to develop technical skills and to leverage their project management abilities in a collaborative and dynamic team.
The role works within a world-class finance organization to consolidate the Company’s financial results, provide accurate and transparent internal and external financial reporting, and resolve technical accounting matters. The position would also represent Alcoa's financial and accounting interests in merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions; work closely with Strategy, Corporate Development and Tax teams in evaluating opportunities, designing deal structures and reviewing transaction contracts.
Alcoa is seeking a person of high energy and motivation who can get excited about the business and instill that passion in those around them. This person should be able to drive change rapidly and effectively, understand the importance of building networks within the organization, and can effectively manage up, down and across the organization to drive solutions. This position requires a results-oriented, strategic thinker with outstanding communication and technical accounting skills, who demonstrates the highest level of integrity and trust.
The role reports to the Assistant Corporate Controller.
Major activities of this position include:
Subject matter expert on US GAAP; evaluate, develop and implement policy, create solutions for new accounting pronouncements, and develop global accounting and reporting standards.
Financial accounting main point of contact for a number of operating locations, working within an integrated finance team that also includes Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Global Business Services (shared services) and Country Controllership.
Resolve complex global accounting issues and financial transactions identified/proposed by senior management, functional leaders, and operating location personnel.
Document accounting positions, decisions, and guidance for review by management and auditors.
Communicate and train accounting community on new policies and procedures.
Represent Alcoa's financial and accounting interests by providing input on financials, terms, pricing, and legal commitments on mergers, acquisition and divestiture transactions.
Manage ongoing domestic and international relationships with personnel within an assigned number of operating locations and in various functional areas (e.g., Strategy, Treasury, Legal, Tax, etc.).
Analyze monthly financial results of legal entities and summarize findings for review by executive management.
Assist in preparation and review of periodic SEC filings.
Effectively communicate with management at all levels within the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Minimum 8 years of accounting/audit experience with heavy concentration in public accounting or financial accounting at a publicly traded corporation.
Manufacturing accounting experience with a deep understanding of US GAAP and SEC requirements.
Exceptional team building / leadership / communication skills, both verbal and written.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while balancing multiple deliverables and adhering to strict deadlines.
Manufacturing experience with a concentration in the metals and/or mining industry
Working knowledge of Oracle or equivalent ERP system
Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences. Alcoa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.