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Director, Financial Reporting

Company: Terracycle
Location: Trenton
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:



Job Title: Director, Financial Reporting

Level: Mid-Senior

Position Type: Full Time

Job Location: Trenton, NJ

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

TerraCycle Overview

TerraCycle's mission is to Eliminate the idea of Waste.

Headquartered in Trenton, N.J. and operating in over 21 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, TerraCycle is a global innovator in waste management. It partners with many of the world's largest consumer product companies and retailers to create collection and recycling solutions for hundreds of hard-to-recycle waste streams. By working with manufacturers, retailers, governments and consumers, TerraCycle is able to collect and recycle just about every waste stream, from snack wrappers and contact lenses to ocean plastics and cigarette butts, that would otherwise end up in landfills, oceans, or incinerators.

TerraCycle's global reuse platform Loop partners with brands and retailers to move from a disposable to durable supply chain and enables consumers to purchase a wide range of everyday products in reusable packaging. Loop has engaged many of the world's largest consumer product companies such as P&G, Nestl, Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Mondelez, and many of the world's largest retailers in this platform. Loop is currently available in the U.S, France, Canada, Japan and the UK.

TerraCycle has received hundreds of awards and recognition and has been highlighted in some of the world's most recognized media outlets, including CNN, Wall St. Journal,, New York Times, Forbes, Time and thousands of others.

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Financial Reporting will be responsible for the company accounting policies, drafting all financial filings to the SEC and will support technical accounting and audit issues:

* Develop and maintain the appropriate accounting policies and procedures consistent with public company standards
* Provide subject matter expertise and establish processes for the timely, accurate submission or financial filings; continuously improve processes
* Facilitate and manage the accurate and timely preparation and filing of the company's 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filings, including drafting/reviewing footnote disclosures, and the issuance of the earnings release
* Work with relevant stakeholders to collect information, conduct reviews, and address comments on filings; prepare supporting schedules, challenge the appropriateness of disclosures, complete the relevant disclosure checklists and questionnaires
* Lead identification, selection, and implementation of SEC reporting tool
* Monitor changes to SEC filing and disclosure requirements, assess impact to TerraCycle, communicate key changes to leadership and lead appropriate updates to policies and procedures
* In collaboration with the Director of Accounting, work with counsel and external auditors as needed to ensure completion of financial audits
* Assist with technical accounting research and documentation of new policies and procedures
* Assist with month-end close and financial statement review (e.g., review high-risk accounts prepared by the core Accounting team)
* Maintain effective controls over the SEC reporting process
* Support special projects
* Additional requests as assigned by management


* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, active CPA
* Minimum 10 years of accounting experience, preferably with a mix of public and corporate accounting
* Extern audit experience desirable
* Extensive knowledge of US GAAP; working knowledge of IFRS
* Extensive knowledge of SEC guidelines and reporting procedures
* Strong accounting, analytical, and research skills
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and to drive process improvements
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders across levels
* Experience building and leading teams
* Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
* Ability to work with offices in different geographic regions
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and to solve complex problems
* Experience using an ERP platform required (e.g., Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards); SAP Business One experience desirable
* Familiarity with SEC Reporting tools desirable (e.g., Workiva WDesk, Donnelley ActiveDisclosure)
* Strong Excel skills


* Salaried position with annual incentive
* Generous paid time off
* Company subsidized medical and insurance plan
* Company matched 401(k) contributions

TerraCycle requires all employees to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, or have a valid religious or medical reason for being exempt.

TerraCycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.

Note: International candidates must be eligible to work in their country of employment. At this time TerraCycle does not provide for visa sponsorships.

Job description is not all inclusive. TerraCycle reserves the right to amend this job description at any time.

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