Senior External Reporting

Mission Viejo, CA, US, 92691

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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Hybrid from our Orange County office / your Southern CA home office 


This position, Senior- External Reporting, plays a key role in consolidating and preparing the Company’s external financials statements. This includes ensuring that the financial statements, internal controls over financial reporting and related filings are compliant with US GAAP and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules and regulations.


What You’ll Do:  

  • Provide support in the preparation of the Company’s US GAAP based quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements and related materials that are issued to the Australian Stock Exchange (“ASX”) and the SEC.
  • Confirm the accuracy and consistency of the Company’s quarterly press releases, scripts for the earnings call, and other documents filed with the SEC/ASX.
  • Coordinate with the regional accounting teams to ensure timely and accurate financial data is provided in support of the global consolidation, management reports and external financial statements.
  • Ensure quality and data integrity in the financial information and reporting deliverables provided to senior management and other users of the consolidated financial information.
  • Perform analytical procedures on financial statement accounts and prepare relevant supporting work papers for amounts and disclosures in both internal and external reports.
  • Prepare and post relevant consolidating journal entries in conformity with US GAAP.
  • Reconcile intercompany balances in consolidation.
  • Perform the group’s related financial disclosure controls in connection with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) and assist with the internal SOX certification process.
  • Contribute and participate in special projects and various initiatives, including new system implementations, updates, upgrades, and process improvements across various functions.
  • Coordinate with the external auditors during quarterly and annual audit periods.
  • Monitor the development and applicability of new and proposed accounting standards and rules issued by the FASB, SEC, PCAOB and other regulatory bodies.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Understands US GAAP and fundamentals of a multi-jurisdictional consolidation process; demonstrates proficiency in researching accounting guidance.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s, Accounting required.
  • CPA desirable but not required.
  • 3+ years accounting/ finance/ reporting experience required. Experience with a multi-national organization, public preferred.
  • Highly proficient in MS office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point.


What You’ll Receive: 

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.  

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one! 

  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary 

  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave 

  • Wellness Program 

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Parental Leave 

  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie 

  • And more  



Apply now and come “home” to Hardie! 



The expected pay range for this position is between $84,000 and $107,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience, market conditions, and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position qualifies for benefits which may also include a discretionary bonus. 


James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

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

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