Sr. Accountant - External Reporting and Consolidation (Hybrid)

About the location

Alcoas U.S. portfolio includes Alcoa's corporate headquarters (ACC), Alcoa's Technology Center (ATC), four smelters, hydroelectric power and a calcined coke plant. Working at the Pittsburgh Alcoa Corporate Center, located on the thriving North Shore of Pittsburgh, allows employees to experience firsthand whether working virtually or on-site or a hybrid of the two what being a values-based company means. Through daily interactions with colleagues and exposure to some of the organizations highest-level executives, the office creates an environment in which all employees can develop and contribute to their full potential. Outside of the office, Pittsburgh itself is one of the countrys most livable and affordable cities combining the city feel with small town charm. Pittsburgh offers beautiful views of our three rivers, access to fan-favorite sports teams, and so much more!

About the job

Alcoa Corporation is seeking a Senior Accountant - External Reporting and Consolidation to join the Corporate Finance team based at the Alcoa Corporate Center in Pittsburgh, PA. This is an exciting and challenging role at the center of Alcoas in-house expertise on technical accounting. This is part of a team of highly qualified CPAs and finance experts with extensive experience in financial accounting and business matters. This position will have considerable ongoing interaction with a wide group of partners across the company.

In this role, you will continue to build technical skills, and use and develop your project management abilities in a collaborative team environment. This position offers a variety of learning opportunities in both business and technical accounting matters. You will play a key role in the Companys financial filings with the SEC, as well as working on the monthly consolidation of Alcoa's 130 legal entities located across 16 countries.

The role will work closely with the operations and regional finance teams to understand and create disclosures for our segment and consolidated results. You will be best positioned to succeed if you are a results-oriented, innovative thinker, with outstanding communication skills who demonstrates the highest level of integrity and trust.

The position reports to the Senior Manager External Reporting and Consolidation.

  • Participate in all aspects of periodic, quarterly and annual SEC filings including detailed planning, cross-functional coordination, and preparation or review of assigned portions of the reports.
  • Prepare external financial statements, schedules, footnotes and managements discussion and analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly earnings release package.
  • Collaborate with Investor Relations and Communications in preparing investor presentations and press releases.
  • Gain technical expertise by staying up to date on new accounting pronouncements; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations.
  • Support Alcoas monthly close process: prepare and process consolidation journal entries; process HFM consolidation cycles per the standard schedule; perform month end reconciliations and checks; respond to operations finance team inquiries.
  • Build and maintain a good understanding of Alcoas external and internal reporting structure and related accounting principles.
  • Coordinate with Financial Accounting to ensure that discontinued operations, acquisitions, and divestitures are recorded appropriately, which includes both system configuration and journal entries.
  • Analyze monthly financial results and summarize findings for senior management.
  • Review and analyze cash flow results for proper classification and disclosure.
  • Assist in managing the relationship with external auditors and the activities related to quarterly reviews and annual audit.
  • Perform analyses and special projects as requested by the Companys senior financial management team.
About you:

Our values act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people and lead with courage are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success we desire the following background:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA certification required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in public accounting OR 3 years of experience in a US GAAP policy group of a publicly traded manufacturing company
  • Thorough knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting policies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organization and documentation skills
  • Enthusiastic about working in a team environment / good collaborator


  • Master's degree
  • Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and/or Hyperion experience
  • Working knowledge of Oracle or equivalent ERP system

Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences. Alcoa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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Salary Range
$55,000.00 - $70,000.00
per Year
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Pittsburgh, PA, 15289, US