• Financial Reporting Manager

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/1/2018 4:19 PM)
    Functional Group
    Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Overview

    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:
    Successfully support Director of Financial Reporting, Controller, CAO, and CFO in all internal and external reporting requirements, setting expectations, challenging and developing team, analyzing and explaining results, maintaining a well controlled environment and reporting financial statements and disclosures in accordance with GAAP and all other requirements. This position serves as a technical accounting resource regarding accounting pronouncements and issues affecting the company.


    Essential Functions:

    • Responsible for overall aspects of internal and external reporting of a $1.5 billion global organization
    • Ownership of the preparation, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of external financial statements, disclosures, reporting policies, procedures and internal controls
    • Ensure compliance with all GAAP and SEC accounting and reporting requirements, as well as federal, state, local, and country specific reporting requirements
    • Establish and maintain relationships with international reporting units and joint ventures
    • Create, maintain and own a global consolidation process
    • Conduct thorough reviews of individual international reporting units’ results and reporting packages
    • Analyze and research financial information pertaining to the international financial statements and provide executive level presentation of results
    • Monitor, evaluate and influence progress toward departmental goals
    • Research and draft technical memoranda to present a strategy on proposed or new accounting and SEC regulations that may impact the company
    • Interact closely with the external auditors and internal and external legal counsel
    • Recruit, hire, train, coach and retain staff and ensure compliance with employment laws
    • Strategically partner with other departments, reporting units and countries to meet company objectives
    • Other tasks and responsibilities, as assigned


    Education, Training & Professional Experience:

    • Bachelor degree in Accounting required, CPA required
    • 5+ years of related accounting experience and managing teams and departmental goals
    • Big 4 or Tier 2 public accounting with public company auditing required
    • Experience within a global organization with multiple reporting units required
    • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations is required
    • REIT experience a plus
    • Experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access and accounting software systems and forecasting/budgeting tools (SAP and BPC experience preferred)

    Knowledge & Employment Standards:

    • Must possess a high degree of accuracy in work and excellent analytical skills
    • Self-starter who relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
    • Ability to perform well under pressure and in a high-volume and changing environment
    • Demonstrates consistency, flexibility and commitment to meet deadlines (ability to accommodate to differences in time zone, while adhering to strict deadlines)
    • 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
    • Effective ability to leverage team and drive results
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve disputes and observe confidentiality

    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
    • Required to visit facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
    • May occasionally lift, carry, position, or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds
    • Requires the use of various electronic tools 
    • 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 management


    Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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