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Corporate Accounting Manager

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Date: Jun 18, 2019

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The Corporate Accounting Manager is primarily responsible for leading the Corporate Accounting team in the preparation of accurate, complete, and timely financial information in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and the policies and procedures of the Company. He/she provides value by serving as an accounting and financial coach to Corporate Department teams in their efforts to address compliance risks and meet strategic objectives.  In addition, the Corporate Accounting Manager supervises the compilation and analysis of various financial reports, forecasts/plans, and special financial projects.  The successful candidate is a self-motivated critical thinker, with exceptional analytical and continuous improvement skills.  He/she consistently demonstrates an ability to develop high-performing teams that can work under pressure, meet deadlines, and influence change. 


  • Oversees and coordinates the operations of the Corporate Accounting Department by actively managing the team’s evolving priorities and related workload to meet goals and reporting requirements.  Consistently manages risks and responds to challenges encountered that may negatively impact the team’s ability to meet goals.
  • Manages period-end financial close and reporting processes to ensure the integrity of financial information and compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Analyzes and interprets accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and cost management objectives.
  • Performs necessary research to ensure proper accounting for unusual or complex transactions.
  • Prepares ad hoc analyses and participates in special projects, as needed.
  • Works closely with the Director to establish and execute the Department’s strategy in support of the overall Corporate Strategy.
  • Proactively identifies and initiates continuous improvement initiatives across the Department, to ensure top-quartile performance. Helps define and drive continuous improvement initiatives to completion.
  • Works closely with Corporate functional leaders to provide accounting and financial insights that enhance their decision making and support attainment of their goals. 
  • Serves as coach and mentor in support of professional development, employee engagement, retention, and succession planning.

Desired Experience

  • Possess and demonstrates strong leadership skills in the areas of motivation, professional development of subordinates, and change management
  • Proven ability to build strong business relationships at all levels throughout an organization
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is comfortable and adept at communicating to and influencing opinions
  • Strategic thinker that can translate business strategies into financial plans
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail, with excellent organizational skills capable of working in a fast-paced business environment with tight deadlines and evolving priorities
  • Superior analytical skills and intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to persevere through challenges and ambiguity
  • Self-confidence to provide ideas and opinions that challenge the status quo
  • Ability to prioritize value (effectively choosing where to spend time / efforts for largest impact / return)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Six Sigma or Lean principles to improve processes to reduce non-value added work and eliminate waste
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, CPA or MBA a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in the accounting field or in a related area (auditing or finance)
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working with large ERP systems (Oracle preferred) and consolidation and reporting software (Tagetik preferred)   


Bachelors or equivalent in Accounting or Finance


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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