Assistant Manager, Financial Accounting *
Nashville, Tennessee
October 10, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Accounting/Auditing, Finance

Job Description:

The selected candidate will provide overall leadership for the accounting team in Nashville, including SAP and BU close, general ledger, fixed assets, integrations, and payroll accounting. This position will interact with both the domestic finance organization and international employees.  The successful candidate will possess the skills to interact and communicate with all the Center’s customers to improve and expand the service offering of the Center.



  • Assist Financial Leadership in providing the vision and objectives for the accounting team
  • Work with Financial Leadership to implement better reporting and analysis
  • Identify areas for process improvement and work with appropriate Corporate and business units to design, test, and implement solutions
  • Supervise effectively and identify areas for process improvement to drive out excess costs of the various accounting processes
  • Provide training and development opportunities to the financial accounting team
  • Design, implement, and maintain standardized accounting practices
  • Work closely with business units’ finance staff, Internal Audit, Corporate staff departments, external auditors, offshore resources, and other key members of the Corporate Controller’s group
  • Provide supervision, analysis, insight, and reconciliation of acquisitions, lease accounting, restructuring activities, impairment analysis, and other requests from senior management
  • Oversee the general ledger and subledger production process and provide application instruction and problem solving for both the Shared Service Center and end-user personnel in the business units
  • Responsible for general ledger reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis including internal and external audit requests for specified areas
  • Monitor and maintain general ledger metrics including the reconciliation reviews
  • Manage quarterly SOX compliance for areas of responsibility
  • Staff and develop the financial accounting team, including development of team goals and performance measures
  • Assist Financial Leadership with insuring the accuracy and adequacy of internal controls
  • Evaluate performance and provide feedback to the team on overall and individual performance
  • Effectively manage the work product of our Off-Shore group
  • Work with executive management to bring more analytical work from the field into the shared services organization
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives of the center by reviewing internal processes to identify opportunities.
  • Help to foster acceptance of change and to drive change management within the team
  • Support and participate in the transition of new business to the Center
  • Actively participate in the successful integration of acquisition operations into the Center
  • Assumes other responsibilities as needed or assigned by executive management


Required Experience

  • BS. in accounting / finance with a MBA, MACC or CPA preferred
  • Minimum 5 – 10 years of experience in accounting, including general ledger, fixed assets and payroll
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years successfully managing direct reports
  • Strong SAP system experience required
  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, quality, problem solving, and resource management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills



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