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Manager, External Reporting in Queens, NY at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 1/12/2022

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Job Description

The Manager, External Reporting will be responsible for preparation of the Company’s external financial statements including Form 10-Q, Form 10-K and all other registration filings with the SEC; for the research and implementation of all new accounting standards; for overseeing the conflict minerals reporting process; for assisting in the drafting and updating of policies and procedures within the Company-wide finance and accounting policies and procedures manual; and as a participant in various other special projects.


It is fully anticipated that the individual in this role will participate in the Company’s job development/rotation program within finance/accounting.

Primary responsibilities of the position would include:


  • Preparation of the Company’s filings with the SEC on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, registration statements and all other required filings, including preparation of “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and all financial statements, footnotes and required disclosures.


  • Preparation of various reports and communications to the Audit Committee and Board of Directors, including the review of the Company’s quarterly earnings press releases.


  • Research and implementation of newly issued statements, pronouncements, and interpretations of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


  • Determination of the proper accounting, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, for complex and non-recurring transactions including the accounting for foreign exchange and interest rate derivative transactions, for plant shutdowns, restructurings and asset impairments, for divestures and discontinued operations, deferred taxes, stock option transactions, etc.


  • Preparation of internal accounting memorandums in support of positions taken related to proper accounting treatment of complex transactions, implementation of new accounting standards, and annual assessments of accounting treatments. Works closely with external auditors in gaining their concurrence with positions taken.


  • Oversee the conflict minerals reporting process, including managing the staff, third party software provider, customer reporting, and SEC reporting.


  • Assisting in the drafting and updating of policies and procedures within the Company-wide finance and accounting policies and procedures manual, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of accounting controls for the Company.


  • Preparation of the Company’s quarterly earnings per share computation; accounting for the Company’s stock-based compensation plans and retirement plans; and the review and analysis of Company-wide reserves and valuation accounts.


  • Participation, as the accounting representative, in various special projects such as acquisitions, divestitures, and as a “tester and/or reviewer” in the Company’s internal control compliance effort surrounding Sarbanes-Oxley s404, etc.

Job Requirements

Experience & Skills:

To function as the Manager, External Reporting the following experience and skills are required:

  • Approximately 5-8 years accounting/finance experience, preferably in both private industry and a “Big 4” accounting firm. “Top Tier” accounting firm experience a must.
  • Experience with, and in depth knowledge of, public company reporting requirements and generally accepted accounting standards. Knowledge and experience working in an international environment a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of JD Edwards accounting software a plus.
  • Capable of working as a team player and comfortable being part of a “hands on” team of professionals. Strong work ethic a must.
  • Ability to exercise proper judgment with above average analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • CPA a must. MBA would be desirable but not required.


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