• Accounting Supervisor

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/10/2018 9:31 AM)
    Functional Group
    Monday-Friday; 8:00am to 5:00PM
  • 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:

    Ensure accounting processes, controls, and deadlines are completed in a timely manner. Supervise and lead day-to-day and monthly responsibilities of a team of two to three staff and/or senior level accountants.


    Essential Functions:

    • Overall supervision and review of a team of accountants and respective accounting functions including, but not limited to, site P&L’s, month-end close accruals, as well as certain corporate managed areas.
    • Ensure various positions and duties are completed timely on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
    • Proactively evaluate, train and manage employees.
    • Lead accounting resource for site operations and other corporate departments.
    • Assume leadership positions on special projects.
    • Stay abreast of developing accounting literature and assist with training and implementation.
    • Maintain, influence and direct accounting policies and guidelines.
    • Review and approve journal entries, analysis and reconciliations.
    • Supervise month-end close process, ensuring close deadlines are met, and alerting senior management of potential issues in a timely manner.
    • Prepare summaries of results for senior level management.
    • Prepare internal and external monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting packages.
    • Ensure adherence to accounting policies for consistency and compliance with GAAP and SOX controls.
    • Identify areas for potential efficiencies utilizing a process improvement mindset and proactively seek resolution to potential issues.
    • Other tasks and responsibilities, as assigned.


    Education, Training & Professional Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, CPA license preferred, at a minimum CPA path required
    • 2+ years of Big 4 or Tier 2 public accounting audit, including SOX testing, experience preferred
    • 5+ years of related accounting experience
    • 2+ years of experience supervising a team of individuals preferred
    • Thorough understanding of US GAAP
    • Experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access and accounting software systems (SAP and BW experience preferred)

    Knowledge & Employment Standards:

    • Self-starter who relies on experience and judgment to accomplish goals
    • Ability to perform exceptionally well under pressure and in a high-volume and dynamic environment
    • Demonstrates consistency, flexibility and commitment to meet deadlines
    • Demonstrates exceptional planning, organization, prioritization and execution skills
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively deal with a variety of individuals
    • Strong customer service skills and proven ability to work with both internal and external customers at all levels
    • Ability to excel in a team environment

    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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