Senior Manager - Technical Accounting

Job Summary

Responsible for providing technical accounting (US GAAP and IFRS) guidance and advisory for transactions across the organization, including M&A, Treasury, Commercial contracts, Valuation, Impairment, Equity and Debt Securities, Lease Accounting, etc. Support global technical controller in developing and maintaining accounting policies for the company. Support the company on implementation of new and upcoming accounting standards. Support the global reporting function on preparation and review of SEC filings. Overseeing and directing the accounting function for a specific business unit within the organization or accounting function across the organization. Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and reporting of financial information and ensuring that information adheres to GAAP and internal company policies.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for accuracy of the financial statements and management reports for specific business unit or function. Works in partnership with business and accounting management to meet accounting needs of the business.
  • Directs and controls the teams' general accounting activities, including recording company transactions, classifications, and reconciliation of account balances in accordance with GAAP and company policy. Implements new accounting policies and ensures those policies are communicated to team as well as the business.
  • Reviews accounting results. Prepares management reports and presents results to Senior Management.
  • Proposes recommendations for changes and improvements to accounting policies/procedures. Drives and partners with cross-functional teams to develop and implement approved changes.
  • Prepares and/or reviews reports supporting internal and external audits. Works with internal and external audit as needed.
  • Mentors, coaches, and develops employees through orientation, training, establishment of objectives, communication of policies and rules, and constructive discipline; builds morale and motivation.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products. The Company has more than 100 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.

WBA is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. WBA is one of the world's largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. The Company's size, scale, and expertise will help position us to expand the supply of, and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the U.S. and worldwide.

Including through its equity method investments, WBA:

is present in more than 25* countries
employs more than 440,000* people
has more than 18,750* stores in 11* countries
has one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 400* distribution centers delivering to more than 240,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries.The Company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Botanics, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

WBA's purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The Company is proud to be a force for good through its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. Our businesses have been recognized for their Corporate Social Responsibility. Walgreens was named to FORTUNE*** magazine's 2019 Companies that Change the World list and Boots UK was recognized as Responsible Business of the Year 2019-2020 by Business in the Community.

The Company is included in FORTUNE's 2019 list of the World's Most Admired Companies and ranked first in the food and drugstore category. This is the 26th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 4 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or audit or High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or audit.
  • Experience with applicable accounting regulations.
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • At least 2 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work.
  • At least 2 year of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications
  • In-depth knowledge in at least 2 US GAAP topic areas (for example, lease accounting, revenue recognition, consolidations, business combinations, goodwill impairment testing, equity method investment (EMI) accounting, stock compensation accounting, software capitalization, pension accounting)
  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 7 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or audit or High School Diploma/GED and at least 10 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or audit.
  • Master's degree in Accountancy or MBA
  • CPA designation.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: designing and creating simple queries, modifying data types, adding dates, working with required fields and/or creating labels).


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