Accounting Manager II in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

Career Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC
  • Career Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/16/2018

Career Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class:

SUMMARY
The accounting manager will be responsible for managing multiple priorities and proactively identify potential issues and risks in a dynamic face-paced environment.  The candidate will work closely with the Director of Accounting and Transformation, to manage the day to day operations of the Accounting Team, including the monthly, quarterly and annual close processes to help meet both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and internal management deadlines. The manager will lead teams on transformative related projects, implement new processes relating to technical accounting pronouncements and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements. The role requires in-depth experience, knowledge, and proven skills in accounting, and the ability to act as a resource and assist others in the broader accounting group, including other departments.  The candidate must be able to supervise, train, mentor and develop multiple direct reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversee the daily accounting activities required to maintain the general and sub ledgers.
  •  Supervise and review the work of team members, relating to balance sheet and income statement accounts, including reconciliations of those accounts.
  • Maintain organized set of detailed records and workpapers to support monthly balances.
  • Coordinate and ensure a timely monthly, quarterly and annual closing activities.
  • Support SOX testing, internal and external audits.
  • Manage distribution of internal and external reporting deliverables.
  •  Resolve complex accounting issues and/or assist the external reporting group in resolving issues pertaining to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Support budget and forecasting activities with the FP&A Team.
  • Collaborate with the other department team members to support overall department goals and objectives.
  •  Assist the Director of Accounting and Transformation with learning and seeking efficiencies in current accounting processes, including documenting new processes. Define roles and responsibilities for team members to enable them to close the records on a timely basis.
  • Assist Technical Accounting team with white papers and memorandums on new and/or updated technical accounting pronouncements.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of trainings related to accounting processes to team members across multiple departments.
  • Manage projects across multiple departments and supervise staff to ensure timely resolution of issues, adherence to timelines, and quality of work products.
  • Review and help document significant transactions, contracts, contingencies and new business initiatives as they arise and recommend the accounting treatment, with the help of Technical Accounting Team.
  • Develop and propose process improvement and standardization projects by identifying potential risk areas and providing recommended improvements.
  • Manage all aspects of various business process and control enhancement projects that drive efficiency, standardization, and consistency.
  • Hire, supervise, train, mentor and develop team members.
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
  • Consistently exercise independent, objective judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent required
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Prior experience with business process enhancement, and knowledge of MS Office Suite, PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards, International Business Systems (IBS) or Iptor, Hyperion, and AS/400 are a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Flexible hours may be required around reporting deadlines.
  • Effective presentation of information in a one-on-one and/or small group situations with top management, external department heads and other employees.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will supervise 3-5 accountants.

 

Career Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.