Macmillan Accounting Manager in New York

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Accounting Manager

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New York




Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors,

our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes

under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical

background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings LP.


Reporting to the Corporate Controller this is a key position responsible for general accounting functions and the Controller’s primary support. This position will be responsible for monthly closing activities, consolidations, year-end audit process, internal

controls and compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This position will utilize available technologies to standardize procedures, drive process improvement and increase efficiency.

Major Responsibilities:

• Perform monthly accounting close activities, account reconciliations, and analysis.

• Work with accounting departments in other regions to ensure accounting consistency and comparability. This includes coordinating with the parent company Controller’s group to develop global accounting practices that conform to IFRS.

• Assist with year-end financial statement and 401K/pension plan audits. Includes financial statements preparation, account analysis, reconciliations, and timely responses to auditor questions and requests.

• Design, document, and implement accounting procedures leveraging Macmillan’s new SAP ERP system.

• Ensure effective internal control practices exist within the accounting functions.

• Assist with due diligence on potential acquisition targets as well as with the purchase accounting and integration of newly acquired companies.

• Perform ad hoc projects including participation in future implementation of SAP modules.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Understanding of IFRS and finance concepts

• Expert in Excel

• Project management

Experience Needed:

• 5+ years of relevant work experience in Accounting roles

• Public accounting experience preferred

• Experience in global organizations

• Proficiency with SAP, EPM, and Analysis for Office (AO) is a plus

• Participation in one or more relevant ERP project implementations is a plus

• Publishing/Media experience preferred

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required

• MBA or other relevant degree is a plus

• CPA certification is a plus

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