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JOB TITLE: Senior Accountant

BRAND: FOCUS Brands

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Senior Accountant is responsible for providing accurate and timely accounting support in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to various FOCUS Brands constituents.  He / she will maintain adequate internal controls and protect company assets while demonstrating the core competencies below.  

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General ledger financial accounting which may include but is not limited to:
    • Advertising funds
    • Advertising and marketing expenses
    • Bank account reconciliations
    • Gift cards
    • Invoice and miscellaneous accruals
    • Vendor rebates
    • Escheatment
    • Customer inducements
    • Vendor, franchisee and other deposits
    • Intercompany debt and interest
  • Participation in the implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Participation in the documentation and maintenance of compliant internal controls over financial reporting consistent with Sarbanes-Oxley, Sec. 404 (SOX).
  • Participates in external audit as necessary by assisting Corporate Controller in the preparation of required schedules and supplemental information, and/or responding to inquiries of external auditors
  • Assist in implementation of Blackline, Trintech or similar account reconciliations software.
  • Assist in various special projects as needed for the VP of Accounting, Corporate Controller and other members of Finance and Accounting management and the management of the brand concepts. 

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and four or more years of experience in accounting.
  • CPA preferred. 
  • US GAAP with emphasis in the following areas preferred: 
    • Lease accounting
    • Evaluation of goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets
    • Revenue recognition, preferably for franchisors
    • Fixed assets 
  • Experience in the design and development of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley implementation.
  • “Big 4” or “Second-Tier National” public accounting experience preferred. 
  • Quick service, franchise operations, and/or hospitality industry experience a plus. 
  • Experience in systems implementation and process improvements a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (advanced skills in Excel and Word) required.
  • Experience with widely-used ERP / accounting systems (Microsoft AX, PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle, etc.) is required. 
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized.

 

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