Job Number: 20016256

Location: Dublin, OH

Date Posted: 7-22-2017

Job Title: Director, International Accounting

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What General Accounting contributes to Cardinal Health

General Accounting is responsible for maintaining the financial books and records and preparing financial statements in accordance with accounting standards.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Provides leadership to managers and experienced professional staff may also manage front line supervisors
  • Manages an organizational budget
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to achieve organizational goals
  • Assists in the development of functional strategy
  • Decisions have an extended impact on work processes, outcomes, and customers
  • Interacts with internal and/or external leaders, including senior management
  • Persuades others into agreement in sensitive situations while maintaining positive relationships


  • This role is one of three director roles with responsibility for the accounting for the Medical Segment including activities below
  • Consolidate month-end results for global manufacturing and distribution business units
  • Properly account for complex accounting within the business unit including purchase accounting, foreign exchange, inventory in-transit, profit in inventory, inventory reserves, intercompany and manufacturing variances
  • Responsible for US GAAP and statutory accounting for over 40 international legal entities within EMEA, LATAM and APAC
  • Manage relationship with outside professional firms to complete statutory compliance activities
  • Support external auditors and outside professional firms with statutory audits and financial statements
  • Support development of internal controls, accounting policies, and procedures over international accounting operation
  • Liaise with legal and tax teams for all international entities to ensure compliance


  • Highly proficient in identifying technical accounting issues
  • Able to research technical accounting guidance and compare and contrast alternative accounting conclusions
  • Experienced in writing technical accounting memos
  • Experienced in assessing customer contracts for the appropriate accounting treatment under Accounting Standard Codification (ASC) 605 – Revenue Recognition and ASC-606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • Experienced in applying the principles of ASC 805 – Business Combinations
  • Experienced in assessing risk and designing controls in accordance with standards issued by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Able to navigate, present to, and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, including communication of technical accounting matters to non-finance professionals
  • Experienced in assessing financial statement risk arising from the interrelationships of automated and semi-automated back office computer systems
  • Experienced in drafting, interpreting, and applying accounting policies
  • Able to apply concepts of risk and materiality in making complex judgments related to accounting estimates and accounting reserves
  • Have 5 or more years of public accounting experience, preferably in external audit
  • Able to build relationships both within and outside of his or her reporting chain in furtherance of the organization’s objectives

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Linda

Working for a worldwide organization that affects the healthcare of not only the country, but also you and your family, is very rewarding. My job leads to many contacts throughout the organization and external customers. I have never been bored. The internal and external customer contact will truly broaden your horizons.
Linda, Senior Collections Coordinator