Sr Technical Accountant
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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases and chemicals, has an immediate opening for a Senior Technical Accountant at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
This position includes responsibilities in several key areas of the Company's Technical Accounting group, including business transaction review, external reporting, technical GAAP research, global SOX coordination, and worldwide incentive compensation, among others.
Principal responsibilities: 1) Assist with the preparation, review and issuance of consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP by required deadlines: a. Annual 10-K report to shareholders and the SEC b. Quarterly Press Release c. Quarterly 10-Q report 2) Advise the business on the accounting implications of complex transactions, including the application of revenue recognition, lease, and derivative accounting guidance. 3) Participate in external reporting automation. 4) Assist with the accounting and disclosure requirements for the Company’s cash-based and share-based incentive compensation programs in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification 718 5) Participate in the implementation of new accounting and disclosure standards 6) Summarize emerging GAAP and assist with preparation of comments letters to FASB and SEC on exposure drafts and discussion papers 7) Lead or participate in special projects as necessary
Qualifications: • 3-5+ years Big 4 public accounting experience • CPA • Strong US GAAP accounting theory, research and application skills • SEC reporting experience • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to work effectively with management and external auditors • Strong analytical and problem solving skills • Strong people skills.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had revenues of $10.1 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
To apply for this position, please visit the Air Products Career Center at www.airproducts.com/careers. Click on the link – Search job openings from the left navigation bar. You can apply specifically to Job Req #10961BR. If you are a current Air Products employee, please apply via APOnline by clicking on Online Applications, then selecting Career Center.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.
Air Products is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V) where diversity matters.
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