Manager, Accounting & Finance

3 hours ago
Functional Group
Advertised Schedule (e.g. Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:30pm)
Monday-Friday;8:00 am- 5:00 pm


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:
Supervise, track and evaluate day-to-day activities in the Accounting – General Ledger Department.


Essential Functions:
• Direct supervision of the day to day operations of the General Ledger group
• Facilitate monthly close processes ensuring deadlines are met and senior management is alerted timely of potential issues and/or adjustments
• Prepare, review and approve journal entries and reconciliations
• Prepare, review, and analyze complex and/or confidential accrual computations
• Prepare standard monthly close schedules and ad-hoc presentations for management level consumption
• Guide other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues while balancing financial control requirements with practical solutions
• Assist other departments in preparation of annual budget and forecasts through understanding of nature and timing of multiple revenue streams and expenditures
• Monitor progress towards annual and quarterly departmental goals and provide timely status reports to managers
• Coach, train, recruit, hire, and provide both formal and informal feedback to team members
• Leader in managing internal and external audits including reviewing deliverables in detail before submission to auditors
• Lead and participate in special project work including managing and/or completing multiple projects simultaneously
• Research technical accounting issues and prepare position papers
• Continuously update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations
• Protect organization’s value and integrity of department by maintaining confidentiality of information
• Other duties and special projects as requested.


Qualifications & Experience:

 Education, Training & Professional Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
• 7 years accounting experience to include a minimum of 2 years of public accounting (Big 4 preferred) CPA required
• Minimum 3 years of management/supervisory experience
• Thorough understanding of GAAP and the ability to research technical accounting issues and apply them accordingly
• Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• ERP general ledger experience required and SAP general ledger experience preferred


Knowledge & Employment Standards:
• High attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to manipulate large amounts of data
• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, to direct and motivate team and others and maintain a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization, including upper management
• Proven ability to work in fast-paced, detailed and deadline-oriented environment by balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with occasional interruptions and/or reprioritizing of tasks
• Proven skills in the areas of planning, organizing, problem solving, critical thinking and human relations
• Demonstrates consistency, flexibility and commitment to meet or exceed deadlines
• Willingness to put in extra time and effort when required
• Some travel required (~10%)


Physical Requirements & Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
• Requires some travel by automobile and airplane up to 10% of the time
• May require visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
• May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
• Requires the use of various electronic tools
• Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
• Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management


Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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