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USG Corporation Accountant, Technical Accounting & Reporting in Chicago, Illinois

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting, this position supports internal and external reporting and the review and evaluation of new and unusual transactions to ensure compliance with applicable accounting basis and company policies. This position also participates in the monthly accounting, review and reporting of UBBP’s IFRS financials. This individual supports the Company’s cross functional, semi-annual accounting and reporting process for asset retirement obligations and the ongoing review of routine and non-routine contracts.


A focus on process improvement, teamwork, compliance and delivering results will be critical. Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to: * Collaborates and shares responsibility of all quarterly and annual external financial reporting and works closely with external auditors to ensure their completion of an efficient audit. * Support the analysis and review of new and unusual transactions to ensure that they are recorded in compliance with applicable accounting basis and company policies. Document accounting treatment in whitepapers as required. * Participate in the monthly accounting, review and reporting of UBBP including preparation of reconciliations and identification, quantification and recording of differences between US GAAP and IFRS. * Support the monthly preparation of USG’s consolidated statement of cash flows. * Work closely with various cross-functional areas, including legal, sourcing, manufacturing and environmental, to support the semi-annual accounting review for our asset retirement obligations and the ongoing review of routine and non-routine contracts. * Develop and implement accounting process change by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes. Take initiative to continually improve efficiency in accounting and reporting processes. * Assist with ad hoc projects assigned by senior management including IT enhancements for the financial and management reporting processes, analysis of business operations, or other accounting and finance related matters. * Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.

Candidate Profile * * In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following: * 3 to 5 years of experience in finance and accounting is required, in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility; * Strong knowledge of and ability to learn and apply technical accounting concepts in accordance with US GAAP, and other accounting basis; * Solid academic credentials, CPA certification is preferred or must be working towards CPA certification; * Strong analytical and technical research skills and ability to make sound business decisions in complex and ambiguous business environments; * Unquestioned integrity, moral character, ethics and values -- one whom an organization can trust without reservation; * Strong verbal and written communication skills; * Ability to drive change confidently, rapidly and effectively by influencing behavior, even in the absence of clear formal authority; * Experience with Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management preferred.

Leadership Competencies and Interpersonal Skills

This individual should be a self-starter who does not require constant assistance from their manager for direction. Our successful candidate will be broad-minded, with an openness to share information across functions. Other characteristics include:

  • An emerging leader who wants to be challenged with roles of increasing responsibility and is excited about moving into different roles in the Company’s finance organization over his or her career;
  • A true team player – one who works well with others, can develop meaningful relationships both within and outside the Finance organization;
  • Ability to earn trust and credibility within the organization;
  • Personal presence, confidence, and professional competence necessary to represent USG with the external and internal auditors;
  • Determined, innovative, with a strong work ethic;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. /EOE including disability/veteran/

Job: *Accounting

Organization: *Corp-Technical Accounting-180-6

Title: Accountant, Technical Accounting & Reporting

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: HQ 11300

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.