Our downtown client is looking for strong leader to take a corner-stone position within their accounting team. This position will require strong internal control and financial reporting skills to be able to lead the Company through it's implementation of ASC 842. Below are key duties that a experience in candidate will be responsible for. Understand the corporate mission and within that framework provide a critical leadership role within the corporate accounting department. Core Duties include financial statement preparation and review, lease accounting, consolidations, statements of cash flows, foreign currency translation, rent and marketing accounting, maintaining and updating the general ledger system and reporting packages and supporting internal reporting requests of the Parent Company and Finance. Position reports directly to the Controller. Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Prepares and reviews financial statements for the individual restaurants as well as the overall consolidation of the various entities. 2. Preparation of both the domestic and international cash flows, as well as the consolidation of these cash flows on a period and quarterly basis. 3. Owns or oversees the performance of several key internal controls to ensure operating effectiveness for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley. This includes, but not limited to, review of routine reconciliations, journal entries and period close procedures. 4. Key contact to the external auditors in their work related to quarterly reviews, annual audits and any other projects. 5. Assist Controller, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) members and the Finance team (including the Parent Company) with requests or projects as needed. 6. Evaluate all new leases and amendments to ensure proper recording under ASC 842, Leases. This includes working closely with the Legal Department to be current and knowledgeable of any new leases, amendments to existing leases, or lease terminations. Also review lease related schedules that support Parent Company footnote disclosures. 7. Oversee lease administration that includes the rent processes for calculation of variable lease payments such as calculating and approving payment of CAM charges and percent rent. 8. Review fixed asset/property accounting transactions, summary rollforward and footnote schedules that support Parent Company disclosures. 9. Collaborate with the marketing department to understand and track expenses versus budget and ensure accurate periodic accounting. 10. Oversee and manage staff and senior corporate accounting positions that provide support in financial reporting and consolidations, leases, property accounting, marketing. 11. Identify improvement opportunities across the Organizations functions, determine alternative courses of actions with those function leaders and implement process improvements. Continuous goal is to reduce waste in processes and identify cost savings. 12. Oversee and maintain the financial systems (AR, AM, AP, GL) and lease accounting software (AMT) of the Company and create and modify reports as needed with the systems. This includes working closely with IT and external vendors used in an IT support capacity. 13. Maintain an up-to-date awareness of existing and any new accounting pronouncements to ensure accurate reporting in accordance with US GAAP. Similarly, work with Internal Audit on any regulatory changes to support the Organizations reporting on internal controls over financial reporting.
Four-year degree in accounting 8-10 years of experience, public accounting experience preferred CPA preferred Peoplesoft experience preferred Proficient with all core Microsoft applications and Windows operating system Strong verbal and written communication skills Values effective coaching of team members Ability to positively interface with all levels of management Effective planner and organizer Agile learner and adaptable Strong time management skills Proactive problem-solver For immediate consideration, please email your resume to Matt.Johnston@roberthalf.com
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