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Sr Accounting Specialist At Bayer

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Sr. Accounting Specialist, are to:


  • Manage, design and/or perform various monthly, quarterly, and yearend closing activities. This includes providing essential labor distribution information via various reports to the Bayer U.S. legal entities and analysis of various accruals and labor distribution postings to ensure accuracy;
  • Perform or review monthly balance sheet account reconciliations for the various Bayer U.S. legal entities that Payroll Accounting services. This also includes establishing a productive working
    relationship with HR Payroll colleagues to resolve reconciling items that are discovered as part of this process;
  • Maintain the T030 Table general ledger account mapping assignments for labor distribution posting to all U.S. FI SAP systems. The accuracy of this function is essential to have correct general ledger posting of the labor distributions generated by the SAP payroll system;
  • Act as the primary accounting liaison in the U.S. between HR and the Business Partner Accounting, Finance Business Partners, and Controlling communities working with all levels of management across the Bayer U.S. legal entities to proactively provide them with the information and support they need surrounding labor distribution general ledger activity
  • Integrate Bayer L.I.F.E. values into every aspect of the Payroll Accounting Team as we strive to maintain our excellent level of service that we provide to our internal Bayer customers;
  • Identify and drive complexity reduction initiatives in the HR/Accounting activities. Work with local HR and global Accounting colleagues to drive continuous improvement in our process;
  • Lead GL/Reporting annual initiatives. Past initiatives have included communication, recruiting, stakeholder management etc. Also act as project manager and/or project lead on new initiatives and organizational changes impacting accounting;
  • Oversee the completion of the preparation of financial statements for employee benefit plans and manage the audits of these plans.

Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant degree with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Accounting or Finance function or a Masters in a relevant degree with minimum of 8 years’ experience. CPA is highly preferred. 8 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree and a CPA certification is also acceptable;
  • Strong business partnering skills and the ability to influence stakeholders without authority;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work and make decisions autonomously;
  • Ability to develop communications and key messaging for stakeholders and senior management;
  • Ability to lead presentations with business leaders and key stakeholders;
  • Strong Project Management skills;
  • Ability to contribute to strategic initiatives and discussions as related to business processes and stakeholder business functions;
  • Relevant Subject Matter Expert skills within the specific FACT function;
  • Familiar with modern IT business systems and platforms;
  • Demonstrates LIFE Values/Behaviors;
  • Capable or Strong skill-level in the following additional key competencies: Attracts and Develops Talent (supporting role), and Cultivates Innovation;
  • Additional responsibilities may be required for a position at this level.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Payroll process experience in the U.S. is not required, but would be beneficial.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: MO-Saint Louis, MO-St. Louis
Functional Area: [sap_fa_3]
Entry Level: 5