GCP Applied Technologies Accounting Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts


The Accounting Manager is a critical role within GCP’s corporate finance team. This individual will primarily be responsible for managing the department in meeting objectives related to Corporate and North American Accounting and assisting with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting. This role requires a solid foundation in U.S. GAAP (GAAP) accounting, strong analytical skills and a passion for operational excellence. You will have the ability to thrive in an environment of rapid change; work effectively within cross-functional teams; be highly resourceful; able to deliver strong results; have a passion for operational excellence, and possess a strong set of communication and analytical skills.

Key Responsibilities for Accounting Manager:__

  • Coordinate all aspects of the monthly financial close and reporting processes in compliance with GAAP meeting deadlines
  • Evaluate necessary journal entries in the following areas across multiple areas
  • Prepare and review forecasts to be provided to FP&A;
  • Review pensions and oversee the EBP audit and 5500 preparation
  • Review balance sheet account reconciliations in Blackline
  • Lead the analysis of balance sheet, income statement and other reports for the corporate and North American entities
  • Research and resolve unexpected variances
  • Collaborate with key corporate stakeholders to maintain an understanding of business activities
  • Analyze existing accounting policies and procedures and adapt to the evolving business requirements
  • Maintain a complete system of accounting, financial close and reporting documentation, both electronic and hard copy, to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley
  • Formalize accounting positions in technical accounting memos
  • Assist with business acquisitions
  • Interact with internal/external auditors and provide support for their requests
  • Lead the preparation of the corporate entity quarterly review and annual audit schedules as requested
  • Assist in the completion of quarterly Forms 10-Q and annual Form 10-K as required for public companies
  • Supervise and mentor staff and interns to develop their accounting and problem-solving skills Required Experience and Skills for Accounting Manager:

  • Bachelors Degree, CPA (MBA preferred)

  • 5-8 years of progressive financial experience in public accounting firm or accounting department
  • 2+ years’ experience in a supervisory capacity preferred
  • Strong GAAP skills/knowledge required
  • Experience with Public Company Reporting desired
  • Demonstrated superior management accounting and analytical abilities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with SAP desired
  • Strong interpersonal skills- ability to communicate to all levels in the organization and across functions