External Accounting Reporting Supervisor

Ideal candidates will live in the greater Columbus area. Looking for candidates who are open to coming into the office at least 1-2 days a week.

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.


  • Provides accounting guidance to business partners related to proposed transactions to ensure conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as company policies and procedures.

  • Conducts research regarding the impact to financial statements of potential changes to accounting rules proposed by accounting standards setters, and advises management regarding the same.

  • Ensures all SEC reports and disclosures comply with applicable government regulations, professional standards, and organizational policies.

  • Ensures that relevant accounting standards are appropriately and consistently applied.

  • Identifies strategic and effective improvement opportunities using tools, approach, and cross functional involvement.  While doing so, remains flexible and adaptable, partners cross functionally, employs the appropriate level of professional skepticism, and effectively manages projects and relates workstreams.  

  • Establishes processes and mechanisms to review and monitor quality of outsourced staff work product.  Effectively partners with outsourced staff to take necessary course correcting actions and leverages both the retained organization and outsourced organizational structure to take action in accordance with established governance protocols.    

  • Sets and complies with accounting policies.

  • Defines and executes internal controls to manage financial risk.


  • Bachelors degree in related field, or equivalent work experience preferred

  • 3+ years accounting / external reporting experience preferred

  • CPA preferred

  • External audit or financial reporting experience highly desired

  • Experience with IFRS or other global accounting standards highly desired

  • Experience with SAP or HFM preferred

A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes:

  • 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine

  • 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  • Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Understands monthly and quarterly fluctuation analysis, management reporting structure, and ability to analyze reserves.  

  • Oversees work conducted by outsourced staff and maintains the integrity of accounting records by ensuring that outsourced staff comply with accounting policies and procedures  

  • Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks

  • Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity

  • Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve

  • Applies judgment within defined parameters

  • Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects

  • Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy


Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.