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Accounting Manager/Sox Coordinator - Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA, US, 99212

CPM Development Corp




Job ID:  154527


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview


This position is a key leadership role in the West Division Finance team.  The successful candidate will be expected to have significant experience in SOX policies and procedures in a public company.  As the SOX Compliance Coordinator for the Northwest Region, you will provide leadership, training and oversight to ensure compliance with corporate accounting policies and procedures and support a strong internal control environment. 

Key Responsibilities in addition to the role of SOX Compliance Coordinator

  • Coordinate audit requests and documentation for both internal and external audits.
  • Prepare sales tax returns for Washington and Idaho; provide sales tax training and oversight; maintain sales tax rates in database; coordinate sales tax audits as required.
  • Prepare property tax returns for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana; prepare Idaho transient returns.
  • Participate in the monthly close process and financial statement preparation to ensure accurate and timely reporting to the West Division and CRH Americas Materials.
  • Prepare and review balance sheet account reconciliations monthly.
  • Maintain the property management system.
  • Administer the company purchasing card program.
  • Provide analytical support and ad hoc reporting to Finance and Operations by utilizing Excel queries and Hyperion reports.
  • Prepare information and analysis required to prepare budgets and forecasts.
  • Provide backup and support on fixed assets accounting and reporting to include IFRS16 leases.
  • Collaborate with other team members to recommend process improvements and develop best practices.
  • Communicate positively and effectively with members of Finance and Operations to ensure accurate information is received and issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Assure that the assigned daily operations are carried out in accordance with established accounting principles, policies and objectives.
  • Strict adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley and company policies.
  • The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.



  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a finance/accounting role.
  • Prior experience in a strong internal control environment with a focus on SOX compliance required.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Excel including extracting data and writing queries.
  • Prior experience in Washington and Idaho sales tax preferred.
  • Prior experience with Public Works Contract Clearance a plus.
  • Manufacturing or construction accounting background a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant.
  • Self-Motivated and effective communication skills required.
  • Strong desire to learn, grow and develop within the organization.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Strong values and high standards of ethics, integrity and trust.
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Business acumen in manufacturing, distribution and/or construction operations.
  • Strong action orientation and drive for results.
  • Strong oral/written communication/presentation and listening skills.
  • Versed in accounting principles, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in using computerized accounting systems: job cost accounting system experience highly desired.
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and facilitate change.
  • Ability to get along well with a diverse staff of employees.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Work independently without constant supervision.


Key Competencies

  • Innovative – Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Collaborative – Ability to build partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Results Driven – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances and is persistent in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Customer Focused – Ability to build strong customer relationships and deliver customer centric solutions.
  • Action Oriented – Ability to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Manages Ambiguity – Ability to operate effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
  • Manages Complexity – Can make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Being Resilient – Handles and manages crises effectively. Is confident under pressure. Maintains a positive attitude despite diversity.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office Setting


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  Aug 12, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Spokane

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