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Asset Accounting Lead Job - #1732407A0

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Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
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Open Til: 17-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Division: Syngenta Business Service (SBS)
Function: Finance Services
City: Greensboro
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Asset Accounting Lead
Job ID: 2855

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
The Fixed Asset Lead provides fixed asset and capital accounting expertise for the North America SBS Finance Organization within the NSAP system. The Fixed Asset Lead will be responsible for: 1) financial records are recorded/reported according to International Financial Reporting Standards as well as guiding the business around proper accounting treatment for assets. 2) manage internal control processes 3) ensure service delivery of 3rd party provider (Cap Gemini).

Accountabilities: Manage service delivery of 3rd party provider.
Value intangible assets and measure asset returns
Develop an effective partnership with NA businesses around asset accounting and Capex
Evaluate Capex and investment requests and track capital and project spend
Ensure assets are accurately created and recorded
Ensure assets are tagged, physically tracked and inventoried
Ensure fixed asset register reconciles with General Ledger
Manage asset transfer and disposal process
Ensure monthly asset accounting closing activities are performed

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Critical knowledge: :
An understanding of the complete end to end process of capital accounting along with key performance drivers. Fixed Asset accounting, Financial planning, analysis and benchmarking skills. Understanding of SAP is required; understanding of Hyperion is preferred.

Critical Experience:
An Accounting degree required with a CPA, MBA highly desirable. Accounting and business process definition in the Seeds or Crop Protection industry (or similar manufacturing industry). Demonstrated passion and experience for improving process and financial performance. IS/PC skills (SAP, Excel, Powerpoint, Access) and ability to provide SC management with information critical for their function. Experience in the leadership of teams and cross-functional initiatives.

Critical technical, professional & personal capabilities:
The ability to manage service delivery of a 3rd party provider at the same time ensuring compliance to IFAS reporting requirements. The ability to organize and simplify complex processes.

Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: Must be self directed with strong analytical skills.
Must understand and work to achieve deadlines; identify and take action on business needs proactively.

Critical leadership capabilities:
Sets ambitious strategic goals
Communicates inspirationally
Steps beyond comfort zones
Focuses energy on must wins
Manages performance to high standards
Develops self and others
Recognizes and celebrates success

Additional Information:
Travel requirement & other information:
A minimum of 2 years in current position is preferred. Candidates who have been in their current position for a minimum of 1 year will be considered if they have the approval of their current business unit leader and hiring business unit leader (requirement for internal applicants only).
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
Travel minimal(5-10%)