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Accountant-Financial Reporting

Job ID 6528980 Date posted 12/19/2017
Location:Cleveland, OH
Country:United States
Job Code:2637
Position Type:Salary

About Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Founded in 1847, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the United States. We are a major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from our mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. Additionally, we operate an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. By 2020, Cliffs expects to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the Great Lakes region with the development of its first production plant in Toledo, OH. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency. For more information, visit

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This position will be responsible for assisting in the coordination and timely filing of the Company’s SEC reports, including the quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K filings. The person will assist as a liaison between Corporate Accounting, our business operating units, other corporate departments and internal and external legal counsel. Responsibilities include coordinating, preparing and supporting financial information and disclosures for the Company’s financial reports and SEC filings. In addition, this position is responsible for interpreting new and existing GAAP and SEC guidelines, coordinating the information with the business operating units and other corporate departments and maintaining open, active lines of communication with management, operating units, other corporate departments and legal counsel.

Other responsibilities of this position will include gathering, preparing, reporting, and analyzing the monthly financial results of the Company and its business units, maintaining a working knowledge of accounting standards, providing summarized financial information to management and working on other special projects on an as needed basis.

Essential Functions of the Role:

  • Coordinates and consolidates accurate and consistent information for inclusion in the Company’s internal and external reported financial information.
  • Assists in drafting financial statements and related disclosures including footnotes and management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) for inclusion in Company SEC Form 10-K and 10-Q filings.
  • Completes financial reporting and disclosure checklists, as required for financial reports and SEC filings.
  • Compiles and organizes documentation from Corporate Accounting, business operating units and other corporate departments to support the related financial statement disclosures.
  • Applies knowledge of new and existing GAAP and SEC guidelines as well as Company procedures.
  • Analyzes financial reports and records, making recommendations as appropriate relative to the reported data.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy, completeness and consistency of reported data.
  • Provides assistance to business operating unit accounting personnel and Cleveland Office personnel regarding accounting and financial reporting matters.
  • Prepares quarterly and year-end audit schedules in support of Company’s annual audit.
  • Interact with officers, department heads, public accountants, actuaries, insurance providers, internal and external legal counsel and other service providers as appropriate.
  • Prepares required quarterly/annual governmental census reporting.
  • Prepares and coordinates the required benefit plan audits.
  • Prepares monthly allocation of medical costs to business units.


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.


  • 1-4 years of public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance and internal control areas.
  • Financial reporting analysts must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to summarize and present complex financial data in an organized, concise manner.
  • Detail-oriented and knowledge of accounting procedures and financial reporting practices.
  • CPA or equivalent certification preferred.


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The U.S. Talent Acquisition team was awarded a 2012 Candidate Experience Award by the Talent Board. The Talent Board is a non-profit organization that showcases employers who deliver outstanding candidate experiences. This is the second year in a row that Cliffs has earned this award, which is based on feedback directly from our job candidates. Cliffs is the only Natural Resources company to receive this award.

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