Accounting Manager - General Ledger in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 11/17/2021

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Job Description


Executes the organization's policies and procedures related to the general ledger. Performs an accurate and timely close and executes all transactions in accordance with GAAP and accounting standards. This position will have regular interaction with other departments and resources throughout the Company.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include, but are not limited to the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Coordinate general ledger close for assigned business units, including executing the proper treatment of financial accrued liabilities and other general accounting transactions.
  • Record payroll transactions by working with Human Resources to obtain information from Workday.
  • Work closely with relevant personnel to understand and/or gather information about complex transactions, such as insurance reserves, business combinations and other non-recurring transactions.
  • Perform analytical reviews, key performance indicator analyses and interpretation of financial data, including providing understandable explanations to non-financial business partners.
  • Work with FP&A partners to understand periodic forecasts and help drive the business towards meeting its annual operating plan.
  • Review journal entries and account reconciliations on a period basis according to established schedule.
  • Prepare and maintain schedules and supporting documentation needed for management, internal and external reporting, internal and external auditors and SOX requirements.
  • Assist with quarterly reviews/year-end audits with internal, external and regulatory auditors.
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Coordinate work with Off-shore resources.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and ERP skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, conflict solving and negotiation skills.
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills to work in conjunction with other departments, vendors and internal and external customers.
  • Must be a team player who also works well independently.
  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions, interpret results, and make recommendations with respect to incentive calculations.
  • Must be able to read, analyze, interpret and comprehend financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both an oral and written manner to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
  • Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to top management, external department heads, customers, clients and other employees.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and
  • Certified Public Accountant license preferred; and
  • 6-8 years related experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.


Serves as the manager of the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include training, planning, assigning/directing work and resolving problems.


Certified Public Accountant license preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.