ACCO BRANDS CORP Manager of External Reporting Salary in the United States

How much does a Manager of External Reporting make at companies like ACCO BRANDS CORP in the United States? The average salary for Manager of External Reporting at companies like ACCO BRANDS CORP in the United States is $305,134 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $237,649 and $372,619. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Manager of External Reporting do at companies like ACCO BRANDS CORP?

Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.

Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.

ACCO Brands is seeking a Manager of External Financial Reporting who will oversee the preparation of the quarterly and annual reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This includes ensuring compliance with both US GAAP as well as SEC regulations. This position will also provide technical accounting guidance and training to all necessary ACCO employees.


  • Coordinate with external parties during the filing process, including timetables and communication with external auditors.
  • Assist with preparing f internal documents including presentations for the Audit Committee and Disclosure Committee.
  • Responsible for the Company's SEC financial reporting on Form 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K including footnote disclosures, MD&A, earnings releases, and XBRL compliance.
  • Oversee the electronic filing process of the Company's SEC financial reports.
  • Supports Investor Relations with preparation of Company releases and related matters and ensures consistent disclosure between releases, scripts, and SEC filings.
  • Maintain compliance with internal controls over the financial reporting process and documentation of the disclosure and reporting process and SEC filings.
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with accounting standards and technical accounting issues under GAAP or SEC regulations.
  • Monitors and researches FASB and SEC activities to identify any potential rule changes that may impact the Company.
  • Responsible for the ongoing administration of the lease accounting standard (ASC 842).
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Company is compliant with all technical accounting standards including revenue recognition, lease accounting, pension plans, stock-based compensation, and earnings per share.
  • Ensures the finance team understands all technical accounting standards and ACCO accounting policies and provides training as needed.
  • Prepare footnote disclosures as part of the Company’s quarterly and annual reports.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • CPA designation preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with SEC financial reporting required.
  • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, consolidations, and exposure to revenue recognition, lease accounting, pension accounting, and business combinations.
  • Microsoft Office Suite Word, Microsoft Excel, Power point, SAP, Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, WebFilings/Workiva (SEC reporting), Costar(Leases), E-Trade (Equity Compensation).
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • Adapts and thrives in a fast-paced ever-changing environment with shifting priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse set of team members, external partners, auditors, etc.
  • Must have the ability to express ideas persuasively and clearly.
  • Must have the ability to reach logical conclusions based on evidence at hand.
  • Must have the ability to create, be creative, and develop ideas and projects.
  • Must be able to make decisions or to render judgement.
  • Must be able to establish an appropriate course of action to accomplish a specific goal.
  • Must be able to establish procedures to monitor or regulate processes, tasks or the activities of others.

About Us

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth.  We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.

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