Director, Global Accounting – Finance

at Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Duties: Leads the Global Market Team by providing thought leadership to individuals from the Global Accounting Team, Global Technical Team, Global Consolidation Team, International Support, and the local market (i.e., in-country) Controller; leading regular meetings to ensure proper knowledge sharing, communication, information flow, and market support; and determining the market's priorities. Leads financial reviews including monthly financial reviews with the local markets, as well as quarterly market visits, by ensuring items identified in the reviews and visits are properly addressed and resolved; and communicating the status of items to the Assistant Global Controller and the International Controller. Ensures compliance with and consistent application of Walmart accounting and governance policies, as well as control requirements, as set by the Global Technical Team, Global Governance Team, Global Controls Team, or the Global Controller by performing regular reviews of markets; reviewing financial information and other documentation; monitoring controls in the closing process and foreign exchange translation processes; and ensuring proper and consistent implementation of new policies. Supports global initiatives (system implementations, new regulatory standard implementation) by coordinating corporate and market teams; assessing market team needs and integrating them into the project; anticipating future reporting needs of varying corporate entities and business operations; reviewing proposed system functionality and enhancements; appropriating resources; and monitoring global projects and understanding the impacts of such on the local market and the overall company. Provides overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs; developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing business strategies, plans, and practices; analyzing costs and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; determining and supporting resource requirements; evaluating operational processes; measuring outcomes to ensure desired results; identifying and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; promoting a customer environment; and demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning. Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.


Minimum education and experience required: Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or related field plus 6 years of experience in finance, accounting, or related field OR 8 years of experience in finance, accounting, or related field.


Skills Required: Must have experience in: Business analysis and financial planning; Working capital and cash management; GAAP Conversion (IFRS & USGAAP); Complex accounting matters (lease accounting; revenue cycle; hedge accounting; business combinations; asset retirement obligations); Strengthening Internal Control Environments (SOX); Project management; Strategic partner of sales and operations team; International structure and compliance. Employer will accept any amount of professional experience with the required skills.

To apply for this position:  Send your resume to and reference the following Job ID number: R-626606

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Job Posting: 2966904

Posted On: Jun 28, 2021

Updated On: Jul 29, 2021