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Accounting Manager - Policies & Proceedures

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: Mission Viejo, CA, US

Company: James Hardie

We’re a thriving $2.9+ international business committed to rapid growth!


As a leader within the finance organization, reporting directly to the Global Controller, you will use your proven policy and procedure improvement and project management skills in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, every day! You’ll lead the implementation of step-change initiatives across a global finance organization, acts as a business partner on a range of process and finance-related issues and exhibit the Company’s core values and principles in interfacing with other senior finance and operations personnel. 

 Position Responsibilities:


  • Establish a risk rated Framework that shows when and which P&P will be written and implemented, focusing on the highest risk items first
  • Creates quality and format standard for the P&P Content
  • Coach functional SMEs on writing P&P's
  • Establish a P&P Approval committee
  • Ensure the proper cross functional resources and Stake holders are included in the creation of each P&P
  • Ensure that P&P's are End to End to drive value and efficiency without degrading the control environment
  • Ensure SOX controls are properly embedded in P&P's
  • Report out status metrics monthly to ensure progress is being made and roadblocks are being removed
  • Work with Internal audit to ensure newly implemented P&P's are audited for operational effectiveness
  • Work with Controllership to ensure that proper accounting policy is embedded into the P&P
  • Ensure that current and future IT systems can support and leverage the P&P
  • Ensure Key Performance Indicators are embedded into the P&Ps
  • Take a Leadership in project execution by partnering with Business Stakeholders to drive implementation of P&Ps
  • Ensure that new P&Ps are scalable for global applicability 
  • Ensure new Business Process functionality/change is formally communicated to the business.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-  Ability to be detailed while having a strong understanding of the bigger picture
-  Excellent project management, organizing and planning skills, with a proven track record in -  implementing improvement projects
-  An energetic, hands-on individual with a strong bias for action, someone who commits himself/herself fully to stretch goals, is receptive to ongoing coaching and development and who is dedicated to delivering outstanding results.
-  Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. A good listener with outstanding interpersonal qualities and can present his/her views in a clear and compelling manner.
-  Ability to embrace step-change in a fast-paced team-oriented work environment.

  • Ability to challenge the status quo

Education/Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 8-10 years of practical accounting/finance roles.
  • 5 + years of experience evaluating, designing, writing and implementing Policies and Procedures with the associated accounting policies, procedures, standards and control systems included
  • Expert in Business Process interdependencies with major ERP (SAP preferred)
  • MBA/CPA (Preferred)
  • Six Sigma/LEAN Certification (Preferred)
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (estimated at 20%)







Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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