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Philips Accounting Controller - Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


In this role, you have the opportunity to

collaborate with business stakeholders (FP&A and the Business Partners) to effectively account for business events and to address accounting-related queries.

We seek an experienced Controller with a proven track record of leading complex accounting activities within a large, global company. The candidate will have a CPA and prior public accounting experience in a Big Four firm at the level of a Senior Manager.

You are responsible

  • Prepare or review complex account reconciliations, ensuring the integrity of the balances.

  • Collaborate with and guides a captive off-shore accounting team responsible for transactional and rules-based accounting.

  • Identify, lead and drive continuous improvement initiatives, manage the design and execution of accounting-related projects and process improvement initiatives.

  • Is accountable for the integrity of financial reporting and internal controls over reporting. Maintains Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) documentation and requirements for assigned areas and assure risks are identified and controlled.

  • Lead and supports the external audit relationship, ensuring the integrity and timeliness of deliverables to the auditor.

  • Collaborate with Technical Accounting to apply accounting policies and define accounting treatment.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • CPA Required

  • 2+ Years of Public Accounting experience in a Big Four accountancy

  • 3-5 Years relevant industry experience with progressive accounting experience

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Hands-on understanding of PCAOB audit requirements

  • Internal controls expertise with SOx

  • Experience with Shared Services (BPO) / Off-shoring preferred

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills

  • Eager to learn the business and demonstrates strong business acumen

  • Tolerance of ambiguity and an ability to shape deliverables with minimum guidance

  • Ability to present data in a comprehensive and articulate manner

  • Attention to detail

  • Takes ownership and collaborates to deliver results

  • Plans effectively and delivers timely

  • Experience with manufacturing environment preferred

In return, we offer you

You will be part of a company that is committed to improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by the year 2025 through market-driven innovations in Healthcare, Lighting and Lifestyle. We are passionate about offering our employees the challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities needed for their personal and professional development.

We believe in ample reward and special recognition for a job well done, and we welcome the cultural awareness, mutual understanding, open minds and out-of-the-box thinking that come from international multidisciplinary team working.

At Philips, you can accelerate your personal growth by being part of entrepreneurial teams, building a career designed for you and integrating work-life balance throughout your career with us.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at .

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