Director, External Financial Reporting

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 21, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Director, External Financial Reporting

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. As so much more than a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. Within Finance, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact-rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work

A role in the External Financial Reporting calls on your skills for quality financial reporting and accurate financials and technical accounting while providing thoughtful and responsive support, expertise and guidance to business partners. Your role will be critical to ensuring the success of Target's business initiatives and omnichannel retail operations.

As Director of External Financial Reporting, you will manage the preparation and review of 10-Qs and the 10-K, ensuring relevant business, competitor, and accounting requirement updates are considered and work closely with senior leadership and various business partners (including Investor Relations, Legal, and Treasury). You will also review quarterly investor relations materials to ensure accuracy and consistency with quarterly filings. Other responsibilities include reviewing new and proposed U.S. GAAP and SEC standards and managing the implementation of significant new accounting guidance. As Target's business evolves, you will also provide technical accounting and operational advice for transactions, acquisitions, new business initiatives, and other projects to ensure optimal business decisions are made and financial objectives are achieved with conclusions to be communicated with leadership and business partners across the company.

In this role, you will also oversee the operational and technical accounting for Stock-based Compensation, Benefits, Treasury, and Risk Management, partnering closely with the business teams to evaluate new transactions and ensure timely and accurate accounting. You will also have the opportunity to lead and develop high-performing team members by goal-setting, establishing clear roles and responsibilities, and executing development plans. You will also be responsible for strategically evaluating the team vision and goals.

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
  • 10+ years experience , public accounting experience preferred
  • Strong technical accounting skills, including knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting
  • Strong digital acumen as it relates to financial reporting technologies and process automation
  • Experience leading high-performing teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive work environment
  • Strong client service perspective
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional efforts
  • Proven decision-making and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and credibility with senior leadership
  • CPA preferred

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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