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Senior Accountant

Department: Accounting Services
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job Title:          Senior Accountant 

Reports To:      Accounting Manager                                                                                   

Department:     Accounting 

Location:          Plant 1, Chattanooga TN  

Job Summary 

This position will be responsible for the more complex and judgmental accounting functions and may be looked upon as a source of consultation for others within and outside the department.  The individual will need the necessary experience and accounting technical ability to take the responsibility of account analysis review and/or preparation and work independently.  This person will also be responsible for intercompany transactions, gross sales reconciliation, spend analysis and forecasting, have responsibilities related to corporate reporting and be a source for special projects.  This position will also have direct contact and discussion with the Company’s financial auditors.  As Chattem is held by a public company, a familiarity and understanding of internal control environments and the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is necessary. 

Role Specific Responsibilities             

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities.  Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business. 



Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, with a CPA license and/or MBA or MACC a plus.  

Experience:  4 years’ experience in corporate environment.  Financial reporting/reconciliation responsibilities.  SOX compliance experience a plus.  JDEdwards or SAP ERP experience a plus.

Professional Skills:  Excellent oral/written communication skills.  Proficient PC skills, including Microsoft Suite products.

Role Specific Competencies:  Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule at times due to financial reporting deadlines.  Must be self-motivated and exhibit the ability to work both in a team and independently.  Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize deadlines.

Special Requirements:  Position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Chattem’s corporate office.  Travel may be required.   


Regulatory Compliance 

American with Disabilities Act 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process.  

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.  

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004) 

This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements.   


Relocation assistance is not available.

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