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Accounting Manager


Minneapolis, US

Job Family:  Finance
Country/Region:  United States
Accounting Manager 

The Accounting Manager is self-motivated, detailed orientated and possesses a high level of organizational and time management skills.  This role oversees controllership of the North America legal entity, which includes, but is not limited to overseeing controls, accounts receivable and payable, federal and state tax returns, sales tax processes and returns, expense policy and reporting, banking, and managing the North America balance sheet. The Accounting Manger will lead the month end close, external/internal audits, process improvement and reporting and ensures sound internal controls are in place along with auditable documentation. This role is actively involved in the daily management and operation of the accounting function.  He/she is a team player and relates well with staff, digging into the detail when necessary and understanding both processes and systems.  This individual will demonstrate integrity and confidentiality when producing, delivering and distributing information. 


Major Areas of Accountability

  • Oversees the accounting functions for US, Canada and direct business. Accounting functions include A/R, A/P, tax, controls and reporting.
  • Leads a team of 6 while working closely with Denmark accounting and controls team as well as the finance and planning teams within North America.
  • Oversee both internal and external audits for the US, Canada, and dealer business.
  • Participate in M&A work, overseeing the accounting integration as needed.
  • Work closely with HR on benefits, payroll, and stock option entries.
  • Own key vendor relationships including but not limited to banking partners, expense management partners, insurance broker partner, and tax partners.
  • Own subsidiary wide accruals, for payroll, additional compensation, insurance and benefits expenses.
  • Partner with the commercial support organization and key account sales team on key account receivable reconciliation
  • Trains, mentors, develops, and manages accounting and support staff.  Ensures staff is highly functioning and the team is motivated. Provides feedback, conducts performance reviews and takes corrective action when needed.
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance demonstrating progressive experience.
  • Verifiable track record of effective leadership which includes strong technical thinking and a minimum 2 years of leadership experience.
  • Solid experience managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and payroll
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders at once.
  • Confidence and the ability to establish new processes while leading a team through change.
  • Excellent organization, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Capable of taking on and solving complex problems.



Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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