Senior Manager, Technical Accounting and External Reporting

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  47507

SEE designs and delivers packaging solutions that protect essential goods transported worldwide, preserve food, enable e-commerce and digital connectivity, and help create a global supply chain that is touchless, safer, less wasteful, and more resilient.

SEE strives to foster a caring, high-performance growth culture that will deliver consistent, sustainable profitable growth and accelerate our performance – a culture where accountability is clear and aligned, and where we reward business outcomes and impact. Our culture guides everything we do – how we partner with our customers and suppliers, attract and retain top talent, and create value for our stakeholders.

SEE generated $5.5 billion in revenue in 2023 and has approximately 17,000 employees. The company operates out of 46 countries/territories, and our products are distributed in 115 countries/territories around the world. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Position Summary

The Senior Manager, Technical Accounting & External Reporting’s principal responsibility will be subject matter expertise on technical accounting topics, inclusive of developing and documenting the Company’s relevant accounting conclusions. Additional support of the following areas will be critical to the continued success of the Corporate Controllership team: quarterly earnings releases and Form 10-Q/K filings, debt offerings, and deferred and share-based compensation programs.

The Senior Manager, Technical Accounting & External Reporting is a highly visible role and is heavily relied upon by executive management. This position reports to the Executive Director, External Reporting, and will be trusted to work collaboratively with his other direct reports and broader team.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and be comfortable with detail-orientated reporting while offering strategic leadership. The candidate should be able to drive process improvements and be deadline focused. The ideal candidate will partner across the finance organization to help deliver clear and concise accounting guidance while implementing reporting enhancements aligned with an evolving regulatory environment.

Job Description

  • Assume responsibility for the full-life cycle accounting of the Company’s deferred and share-based compensation programs and annual bonus plan including forecasting, metric planning, accounting, reporting and disclosures.
  • Manage the full finance cycle of SEE’s global pension plans including forecasting and modeling, governance, accounting, financial reporting, de-risking strategies, and preparation of Board materials – serve as a member of the Company’s fiduciary retirement committee.  
  • Reconcile all entity pension and OPEB balances and activity, in compliance with key controls, to ensure financial statements are accurately prepared.
  • Work closely with the Company’s external audit firm and internal audit team on a quarterly and annual basis regarding the Company’s special compensation awards and Pension and OPEB plans.
  • Support the Company’s quarterly Earnings Release process, including providing key inputs to the earnings preparation and presentation process; Support related 10-Q/K process including the accounting treatment and related disclosure for non-routine transactions, the preparation of selected footnote disclosures, etc. 
  • Assist in preparation of accounting analysis for complex transactions, including, but not limited to, debt restructurings and hedging and derivative activities.
  • Support Board of Director Committee meetings related to incentive compensation matters by leading meetings with executive management, preparing Board level materials and presentations, and developing strategies to align our organization’s incentive programs with the Company’s strategic direction.
  • Cultivate relationships to work directly with pension and compensation-related vendors 
  • Research and analyze new pronouncements and technical accounting developments, including preparing memorandums summarizing the impact on the Company and corporate accounting policy.
  • Oversee the Company’s accounting and finance policy library; Collaborate with and guide commercial finance and functional areas to develop policies and design business transactions in accordance with U.S. GAAP and contemporaneous audit documentation 
  • Support and lead special projects as required, including:
    o Capital market transactions
    o Acquisition accounting, including documenting the considerations for the valuations supporting the opening Balance Sheet

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field; CPA license is strongly preferred
  • 10+ years accounting, financial reporting, controlling or consolidation experience. With strength in technical accounting disciplines
  • Experience leading a team through a direct report reporting relationship 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in working directly with executive management and/or a Board of Directors
  • Ability to research and form conclusions on judgmental accounting areas
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong PowerPoint skills strongly preferred 
  • System proficiency including OneStream; experience with financial reporting software such as Workiva, or similar, is a plus 
  • Critical thinker
  • Commitment to the business control environment
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience and certification is preferred
  • Superior knowledge of accounting principles
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines

Requisition id: 47507 

Relocation: No  

SEE is committed to attracting, selecting, and developing talent that reflects the diversity of the communities and customers we serve. We take pride in our selection process to identify,  infuse, and grow talent to align with our culture, values, and norms. SEE prioritizes talent development, fostering a culture of continuous growth and career progression. The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

*Please be cautious of fraudulent recruiting efforts using the SEE name or logo. SEE will never request private information during the application process, such as a Driver's License or Social Security Number. If you have any concerns about information received from SEE during the application process, please reach out to us directly at [email protected]

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.


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