Finance Manager

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Tenneco




  • Responsible for the timely and accurate filing of quarterly and annual reports in compliance with the US GAAP regulations and the Company’s Credit Agreements and including the preparation of the Company’s external financial statements (similar in format and content to SEC Form 10-K, and Form 10-Q)
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements along with all accompanying footnotes and seek opportunities to standardize and automate processes to gain efficiencies, including preparing, distributing, and reviewing any financial reporting packages necessary to achieve complete and accurate financial reporting
  • Ensure that financial statements adhere to GAAP requirements, in addition to meeting all the related required disclosures
  • Review US GAAP checklists quarterly/annually, along with appropriately dispositioning all instances of non-compliance, if applicable
  • Assist in preparation of financial statement schedules for use as footnote support, including, but not limited to, noncontrolling interest rollforwards, equity method investment rollforwards, inventory, property, plant and equipment, goodwill and intangibles, etc.
  • Conducts accounting technical research and writes technical position memos/white papers for accounting and disclosure matters
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting pronouncements and related procedures
  • Assist with the annual external audit and serve as a liaison between the Company and external auditors to resolve accounting and reporting issues
  • Assist with the internal audits and internal control over financial reporting validation processes to resolve accounting and reporting issues
  • Perform analytical reviews of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Provide oversight, coaching, and on-the-job training for one direct report
  • Provide U.S. GAAP support to Segment and Corporate Finance Leaders
  • Participate in the coordinatation with external specialists (i.e. valuation specialists, actuaries, etc.) on critical accounting estimates and related assumptions, along with control documentation over the review of inputs to financial models.
  • Review reports from external specialist and documentation of review procedures over data for internal controls documentation
  • Update process documents and narratives for internal controls documentation
  • Maintenance of the internal control documentation and related testing for the financial reporting cycle and other cycles within area of responsibility (such as goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets, noncontrolling interests, equity method investments, incentive compensation, etc.)
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting policies and procedures
  • Draft disclosures related to newly implemented accounting pronouncements or SEC requirements
  • Provide input on accounting process improvements and automation of current processes to gain efficiencies
  • Provide accurate and timely dissemination of financial reports
  • Process post-close top-side journal entries on behalf of business units
  • Coordinate pushdown of top-side entries to business unit’s general ledger in subsequent month
  • Coordinate with the consolidation system administrator group to make changes to system structure, including new entities, accounts or segment rollups to facilitate more efficient close process and ensure adherence to US GAAP and external financial reporting requirements
  • Interface with internal auditors as needed
  • Support ad-hoc projects as required
  • Ad hoc projects related to providing accounting guidance to Business Units on transactions being considered or contemplated, including, but not limited to, push-down of purchase accounting



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting required; CPA certification required; Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA preferred


  • 5 – 7 years of work experience in public accounting and/or industry with progressive increase in responsibility
  • Big 4 Public Accounting Firm experience (3 years minimum) working with multinational publically traded companies, preferably in the automotive manufacturing (OEM supplier) or aftermarket industry
  • Strong technical accounting background in US GAAP
  • Strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Team-oriented and able to perform tasks where time management is key
  • Significant capability, drive and initiative to create and manage own work agenda
  • A high degree of computer literacy, experience with ERP systems (e.g. SAP) required and consolidation systems experience preferred (e.g. Hyperion or One Stream)
  • Sound planning and organizational skills, with an emphasis on continual process improvement, benchmarking and best practices


Nearest Major Market: Chicago