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Manager of Technical Accounting and Reporting

Job Name

Manager of Technical Accounting and Reporting




Hamilton, Bermuda


Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Director of Technical Accounting and Reporting

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Malaika Haynes

About the role

Your Opportunity

As a Global Finance Manager, you will
  • Build a sense of community within Global Finance and with other finance teams 
  • Help secure the recruitment of top talent for Finance roles
  • Collaborate with all departments, Global Functions and Regions
  • Create a culture of excellence in execution that recognizes and rewards high performance
About You 

Key qualities are:
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 
  • Honesty, ambition, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to operate and orchestrate seamlessly within the matrix organization


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Assist in the preparation and review of the consolidated financial statements and required disclosures in accordance with group accounting policies and U.S. GAAP
  • Lead the application of U.S. GAAP standards in the group’s financial reporting, including performing technical research and preparing accounting memos.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all relevant developments and issues regarding U.S. GAAP and public company reporting and updating/implementing accounting policies/procedures
  • Responsible for the accounting and reporting of short-term and long-term bonus plans  
  • Responsible for the accounting and reporting, including overseeing the work of 3rd parties, in the following areas:
    • Defined benefit pension plans
    • Short-term and long-term deferred compensation plans
    • Business combinations and equity Investments
    • Impairment reviews of intangible assets and goodwill
    • Use of derivatives to hedge the Company’s balance sheet and cash flow exposures
    • Accounting for leases under ASC 842
  • Ensuring SOX compliance, including maintaining the internal control documentation, implementing new controls as necessary and working with the Company’s internal and external SOX compliance team
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports to senior management, Board of Directors and the Audit Committee, analyzing actual results versus prior year and budget
  • Management of the disclosure committee process  
  • Management of the external audit 
  • Ensure the completion and performance of Special Projects as requested

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting, U.S. GAAP and SEC public company reporting
  • Direct oversight and experience with SAP and IBM Cognos systems
  • Direct experience with Sarbanes-Oxley internal control reporting requirements
  • Direct experience in U.S. GAAP accounting for pensions, purchase accounting, intangible impairments testing
  • Direct experience in consolidation accounting of subsidiaries across multiple foreign currency jurisdictions
  • Proven analytical and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team environment to achieve results
  • Highly proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Office
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA, CA or ACCA qualification required. 
  • The following experience is preferred, 6 to 8 years of public accounting experience in a global accounting firm 
Personal Qualities
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others. 
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.