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Ford Motor Company Accounting Policy Manager in Jackson, Mississippi

Accounting Manager

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

Finance strategically partners with operations to drive outstanding business results and enhance Ford’s industry leadership. When you join us, you’ll be able to contribute financial expertise that impacts all areas of our company, including planning, manufacturing, marketing and global distribution.

In this position:

If you have professional accounting experience, exceptional analytical skills, a desire to learn, and a passion for making a real difference, consider becoming a part of our Corporate Accounting team. As a member of a global Fortune 20 company, you will have the opportunity to learn and apply accounting guidance to a variety of complex global topics. In addition, you will be able to use your accounting expertise to contribute in a way that will help corporate decision making across our company (Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Treasury, Manufacturing, etc.).

What you’ll do:

As a member of our Corporate Accounting Team, you will gain experience and develop your skills in a variety of accounting positions that will provide you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to further advance your career.

You'll have:

Major responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Research, develop, and establish the Company’s global accounting policies, providing guidance on technical accounting questions/processes for U.S. GAAP, such as:

  • Battery raw material sourcing agreements

  • Treasury matters, including derivative accounting

  • Consolidation assessments (Variable Interest Entity, Voting Interest)

  • Lease accounting, including embedded leases

  • Determine accounting impact resulting from significant operational changes, including the shift to battery electric vehicles

  • Serve as technical accounting expert on projects, including:

  • Joint ventures

  • Acquisitions

  • Divestitures

  • Restructurings

  • Review new accounting standards (U.S. GAAP & IFRS) and lead the resulting development of internal accounting policies, communicating changes to applicable parties, reviewing implementation plan, and ensuring proper implementation by effective date

  • Development and implementation of accounting processes for whitespace corporate initiatives

  • Manage various aspects of our accounting and financial reporting processes

  • Serve as accounting subject matter expert on a variety of cross-functional activities

  • Support internal audits and external audits of our financial statements and footnotes

  • Support and ensure adherence to financial control processes

  • Collaborate with team members throughout our global organization

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and CPA (or Chartered Accountant) or Master’s Degree in Accounting

  • 5+ years of technical accounting experience at Big 4 / regional public accounting firm or equivalent experience with an SEC registrant – with responsibility for researching or executing accounting for offtake / raw material sourcing agreements, derivatives, embedded leases, and/or applying technical accounting guidance to other complex arrangements Even better, you may have...

Our preferred requirements:

  • Experience leading projects and having direct responsibility for delivery of objectives

  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail

  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a cohesive, agile team

  • Positive, “can-do” attitude

  • Strong communication and decision-making skills

  • Experience with / understanding of data analytic tools

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

  • Tuition assistance

  • Established and active employee resource groups

  • Paid time off for individual and team community service

  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

Requisition ID : 8936