Senior Accountant – Payroll and Benefits

Who are we, and what do we do?
Corteva Agriscience
 is the only major agriscience company in the world completely dedicated to agriculture. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generation to come. Our inspiration is to be a market shaper, driving the next generation of agriculture products that help farms and farmers flourish and through partnering with society becoming the most trusted partner in the global agriculture and food community.

With a global footprint and over 22,000 employees, Corteva is building the future of agriculture and leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

Position Purpose
Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accountant within the Payroll and Benefits department. Responsible for payroll and benefits accounting for North America including the month-end close process. Perform account reconciliations of payroll data (deductions, employee related liabilities, and Pension/OPEB) from the source systems into SAP and monitor account reconciliation issues. Perform analysis of benefit costs versus benefit accruals. Drive resolution of process gaps and account reconciliation issues. Lead ad hoc analyses and special studies. Maintain confidentiality of compensation and other personnel data. Participate in scheduled meetings and ad hoc discussions with internal and external customers.

Responsibilities – How will you help us grow?

  • Perform monthly accounting close for payroll and benefits accounts in SAP ledgers, including balancing of payroll to 3rd party provider (ADP).
  • Manage the pension and OPEB accounting process for North America.  This includes posting month-end close entries, quarterly reporting, and annual push-down entries, and reconciliations.
  • Review reconciliations performed by other team members and provide guidance to less experienced members of the team.
  • Become familiar with current payroll processes and create process improvements/efficiencies to streamline workflow.
  • Perform and review account reconciliations and issue resolution with HR and Accounting personnel within Corteva and HR service provider.
  • Perform a flux analysis of pay costs and liabilities to ensure reasonableness.
  • Analyze payroll transactions for appropriate classification and compliance with generally accepted accounting standards and Corteva accounting policy.


Background and Experience – What you’ll bring to the table

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • 5 – 10 years experience in progressive accounting roles (payroll accounting experience a plus).
  • SAP or other large ERP system knowledge.
  • Excellent Organizational skills.
  • Good Communication skills.
  • Strong Internal Controls experience.
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality (employee has access to compensation data).
  • Solid Analytical skills.
  • Collaboration skills by working with multi-functional teams across US and Canada.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word.

We care about you and we care that you’re comfortable. While there’s no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Let’s peek at just a few of the advantages to working at Corteva and how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future.

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave.
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.
  • And much, much more.

Take the next step to #GrowWhatMatters in your career with Corteva and apply today. We look forward to seeing your application.