Sr. Corporate Accountant

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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Looking for growth role? Do you desire to expand your technical accounting and finance knowledge and experience? Potential to rotate into other positions in the future?

As the Sr. Corporate Accountant you will drive the periodic accounting and development of the JH Group’s global corporate activities which include equity compensation, treasury support activities, corporate income tax, product warranty accruals, and various consolidation activities and assist the Corporate Accounting Manager in the ownership and driving implementation of process improvement projects and analyses focused on timely, accurate, and actionable analysis of financial results. In executing the responsibilities required of this position, you interact with a variety of accounting and finance personnel throughout the JH Group spanning multiple jurisdictions across the globe and will gain an in-depth working knowledge of the JH Group entity structure, transfer pricing, and the JH Group’s various capital management initiatives. Make decisions to ensure accounting issues are identified, communicated and resolved in a timely manner, and that ideas are shared, and solutions are proposed and implemented to improve business processes, controls and procedures.



What You’ll Do:

The Sr. Corporate Accountant assists the Corporate Accounting Manager in ensuring the periodic financial results are presented in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) for equity compensation, treasury activities, corporate income tax, product warranty accruals, various consolidation activities and other areas that may be identified. This includes:

  • Preparation/review of periodic calculations, models, and analyses, 40%
  • Play a key role in executing general accounting cycle process analysis/assessments focused on identifying, recommending, and assisting with the implementation of improvements in the preparation, analysis, reporting and effective communication of period financial results 25%
  • Coordinating with North America and international finance/accounting/tax teams ensuring that their US GAAP reporting and analyses of corporate financial results are accurate, timely and provide fulsome explanations of ongoing trends and variations to comparable prior periods and to forecast; 25%
  • Provide technical and administrative support for annual statutory financial statement preparation and audits of certain foreign subsidiaries prepared in local GAAP (IFRS, AIFRS). 5%
  • Liaising with external auditors to ensure auditor information requests are provided in a timely fashion including supporting the ongoing preparations for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance. Working with the SOX compliance team to ensure that controls are properly designed and operate effectively. 5%


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You’ll Bring: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is required.
  • CPA license is required
  • 7+ years of work experience in public accounting and private accounting. 
  • Has strong technical knowledge of US GAAP and is desiring to enhance such knowledge related to the areas of responsibility. Demonstrates proficiency in researching accounting guidance and interpreting accounting standards to form a view.
  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to visualize, gather information, articulate, analyze, solve complex problems, and make decisions. Has a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and the ability to engage with other team members in addressing a variety of accounting, reporting and business issues.
  • A 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.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments to meet reporting deadlines. A motivated team player that contributes to an atmosphere in which people work together to produce outstanding results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills who can demonstrate active listening and persuasion to effectively influence others, and able to effectively establish good business partner relationship within the organization others. Can present his/her views in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Ability to effectively embrace step-change in a fast-paced team-oriented work environment
  • Unquestionable integrity, credibility and character who has demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior.


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
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The expected pay range for this position is between $90,000 and $140,000. 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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