GFA Accountant

Department:  Finance
Date:  Jul 2, 2024

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Fixed Asset accounting activities for FMC Corporation’s Global business units (Legacy & New Agriculture) within the Global Financial Reporting & Accounting Group Activities include Monitoring, Maintaining, Creating, Processing, Closing, Reconciling & Tracking of Fixed Assets in a timely and accurate manner. Role is responsible for executing accounting activities in accordance with financial standards and other company policies, SOX and other regulatory requirements.  Role is also responsible for assisting with initiatives to drive standardization, process improvement and optimization across the group. Accountants are expected to maintain relationships with business units and enable achievement of financial results through high levels of financial service. 

 

System and Process Responsibility

  • Responsible for the timely completion of Regional (EMEA / NAM / LATAM / APAC) Fixed Asset accounting activities
  • Execute business FA accounting activities such as but not limited to Monitoring, Maintaining, Creating, Processing, Closing, Reconciling & Tracking of Fixed Assets in a timely and accurate manner
  • Prepare adjustments, accruals and other types of journal entries in accordance with the financial standards and controls framework
  • Responsible for ensuring that costs associated with construction in progress, are properly captured, classified, placed into service and depreciated according to US GAAP
  • Responsible for ensuring that costs associated with construction in progress, are properly captured, classified, placed into service and depreciated according to US GAAP and on a timely basis
  • Responsible for all fixed asset reconciliations
  • Manage fixed asset internal controls
  • Maintain Fixed Asset ledgers within SAP, providing accurate and consistent records of assets, liabilities and transactions
  • Execute regional closing activities in accordance with the close calendar and checklist and submit accurate files for consolidation in a timely manner
  • Complete US GAAP, Local (STAT) GAAP & TAX Fixed Asset Accounting ledgers
  • Partner with local (in country) coordinators on a monthly / quarterly basis
  • Monitor, onboard & train local (in country) fixed asset coordinators on FA policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP, local GAAP, Tax accounting rules along with SOX where applicable
  • Participate in strategic continuous improvement initiatives in the organization, achieving identified goals
  • Promptly respond to information requests from internal and external stakeholders
  • Support internal and external audit requests
  • Comply with Global Financial Reporting & Accounting Group and business unit service delivery guidelines
  • Maintain & update KPI’s
  • Maintain & safeguard required documentation
     

People Responsibilities

  • Actively manage workload and escalate inefficiencies and concerns to the COE Manager
  • Achieve deadlines set by leadership and the business and proactively monitor and raise instances where deadlines cannot be met in a timely fashion
  • Assist with the creation and modification of training programs and content (as needed)

 

  • Function as a member of a team, demonstrate ability to work collaboratively within & outside of the GFA Team.

    Qualifications
  • BA / BS in Finance / Accounting (or local equivalent).
  • Professional accountancy Qualification such as, CPA, CFA, CIMA, ACCA, ACA recommended.
  • Accounting background recommended
  • MS-Office, SAP experience a plus.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience within R2R (or accounting) functions within a shared service center function for a multinational corporation preferred
  • Experience working with an ERP system, preferably SAP
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with good analytical and problem solving skills around accounting analytics and processes
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, customer management skills, analytical, change management and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)

 

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department