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Senior Manager, General Ledger

Apply Now Job ID: 512332BR Date posted: Dec. 12, 2019 City: Bethesda State: Maryland
Description:Corporate Accounting has launched a critical search for a Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting. The incoming leader will be a key member of the Corporate Controllers Office and be responsible for the execution of corporate and other functional accounting and closing processes in support of Lockheed Martin’s financial reporting requirements. In addition, this role will be key to researching and providing technical accounting guidance related to equity compensation, deferred compensation, and earnings per share (EPS) calculations for the Corporation.

The primary thrust of the role will be to prepare high quality corporate financial reports and technical research and accounting for compensation arrangements and EPS. Other specific responsibilities include: preparing forward pricing data that the Corporation uses to price its customer contracts, providing support for the Corporation’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), proactively monitoring impacts new accounting pronouncements related to compensation arrangements, and delivering ad-hoc presentations and training to internal stakeholders.

Although many of the responsibilities are technical in nature, the Sr Mgr must be effective communicating and demystifying technical issues to non-technical audiences, including those at leadership levels. To be successful in this role, the senior manager needs to be a self-starter who adapts well to a dynamic and changing environment while embracing continuous learning and personal development. Interpersonal and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to effectively build cross functional relationships and demonstrate an appreciation and understanding the business will be paramount to his or her success.

Key Responsibilities:
• Coordinate, review, and provide financial and accounting guidance for the corporate accounting ledgers
• Review and recommend modifications to procedures relating to the corporate ledgers
• Execute monthly, quarterly and annual corporate accounting financial close process in a timely manner with high precision and accuracy
• Oversee the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packages for corporate headquarters in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
• Review the corporate financial reporting package with the Vice President of Accounting
• Provide support for the Corporation’s filings with the SEC
• Oversee the preparation of forward pricing packages for corporate headquarters
• Oversee the preparation of the quarterly and annual tax reporting packages
•Oversee and assist with the modification and implementation of new IT systems
• Oversee and assist with maintaining and documenting compliance with internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with SOX 404 standards
• Collaborates with personnel in various corporate functional areas, business areas, and other internal/external personnel (including independent auditors) to support transactions, provide accounting guidance, and prepare the monthly corporate financial reporting package
• Interfaces regularly with members of the external audit team
• Provide technical support and advice regarding areas such as but not limited to deferred compensation and EPS.
• Oversee and assist with the implementation of new accounting standards

The successful candidate needs to be thinking long term, strategically and linking the financial market trends with the internal culture. Sharing the corporation's vision and values, setting a high bar for quality and driving change through execution of process improvements. Building effective relationships that creates a high performing team.
Basic Qualifications:
• 8 to 12 years of accounting experience at a large public entity (with some experience in public accounting desired)
• Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP
• Experience in writing technical accounting research memorandums related to accounting transactions
Desired Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated problem solving ability (identify problems and develop/implement solutions)
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities, assume ownership, and drive projects to completion
• Effective problem solving skills
• Ability to work well in teams
• Motivated/able to grow and develop in organization
• Effective leadership capabilities with demonstrated results in employee development, recognition and building effective relationships.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS1000 CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Finance Clearance Level: None Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day Shift: First Apply Now

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