Financial Reporting Manager

Beltsville, Maryland, USA Accounting Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
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The Financial Reporting Manager reports to the Assistant Corporate Controller and is an integral member of the Finance team. This highly motivated individual will be responsible for preparing Cision’s quarterly financial statements including the year-end audited financial statements. This role will initially focus on financial reporting but can grow into taking on month-end close responsibilities. The position will provide exposure to many aspects of Cision through reporting and analysis of actual results. 

You'll help us with:

  • Manage preparation of quarterly financial statements in accordance with US GAAP (balance sheet, income statement, cash flows, equity statement, and supporting footnotes).
  • Prepare financial reports and analysis for select financial statement lines items as necessary for internal and external reporting. Ensure incoming schedules tie to the financial statements and that explanations are reasonable and properly supported.
  • Collaborate with other internal teams such as finance, legal and international accounting teams as needed.
  • Ensure that audit schedules are prepared and proactively respond to auditor questions and resolve audit issues.
  • Assist with technical accounting research and prepare draft accounting issue papers to support the Company’s accounting, and document other ad hoc projects as needed
  • Create, update and maintain job aids, internal controls and other process documentation.
  • Consolidate schedules for financial reporting, including translating any foreign denominated balances into USD.
  • Assist month-end close team to reconcile intercompany balances, update debt rollforward, prepare journal entries and complete other month-end close tasks as deemed necessary.

You'll be a good fit if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least five or more years of related accounting experience. Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles. CPA or CPA-candidate preferred.
  • Understanding of foreign currency impact on financial reporting preferred.  
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite a plus.
  • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to plan effectively, work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.  High degree of initiative.
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