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Senior Accounting Manager, Corporate COE

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
*Primary Location: *7000 Central Pkwy, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202100956
The Senior Accounting Manager, Corporate COE is a critical leadership position that oversees the execution of all major accounting functions to support the assigned solution group. This position reports directly to the Sr Director and serves as a partner by engaging with business leaders within the Company to anticipate business issues and drive strong decision making through sound financial management and application of accounting expertise.





The Senior Manager is responsible for the accounting operations of the solution group or function encompassing financial transaction processing, financial close, accounting policy and procedures and compliance with and ensuring the effectiveness of our internal controls. The Sr. Manager ensures the accurate and timely preparation of financial data in the ERP general ledger in accordance with the US GAAP, and serves as the primary point for process certification of the solution group Accounting results.





A focus on continuous improvement including the enhancement of accounting processes, policies, and procedures is essential to success in this position. Ongoing individual development within the accounting organization is another critical success factor including the ability to transform and adapt the accounting organization to the Companys shifting business model and strategies.




*Preference will be given to current employees working in CAI Accounting and Finance.*


Job Responsibilities:


Accounting Operations:




* Lead a centralized accounting team of Sr Accountants and engage with Business Process Outsource teams for all General Ledger functions for the Cox Automotive Corporate Entities; responsibility includes Payroll and ETS related activities.

* Ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and consistency of the accounting for Cox Automotive financial statements for both internal and external reporting in accordance with accounting policies, GAAP and other statutory or government reporting guidelines.

* Oversee balance sheet reconciliation process including approval, ensuring all items are accurately reconciled with potential opportunities and risks clearly identified.

* Oversee the operational excellence and quality of the Accounting CoE functions which includes general accounting (JE prep and approval, reconciliations, month end close processes, consolidations, and stakeholder engagement).

* Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting operations.

* Own the analysis and management of key performance indicators and service level agreements for Enterprise Accounting activities and proactively take actions to improve performance as appropriate.

* Proactively assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities and procedures relating to all aspects of the accounting group. Responsible for tracking and meeting those goals and ensuring adherence to those policies and procedures.

* Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service to Cox Automotive business operations and finance.

* Provide timely response and adjustments to audit requests on an on-going basis.






Internal Controls and Compliance:




* Monitor proper accounting and financial reporting internal controls as well as key operational management controls.

* Provide GAAP guidance and support to the organization to ensure compliance.

* Monitor and assess current trends and emerging developments within the field and practice of accounting to ensure the Companys compliance and preparedness.

* Support external audit efforts between the accounting team and the external audit firm for preparation of the external audit and respond to audit requests in a timely manner.






Accounting Leadership & Organizational Development:




* Build and enhance a strong team that provides proactive support and results-driven execution of responsibilities to meet the current and future needs of the business.

* Identify, lead, and participate in projects to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Companys accounting function and processes.

* Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and key corporate customers, ensuring they understand and value the services provided by the Enterprise Accounting team and respond to feedback regarding opportunities for improvement.

* Manage and coach employees to increase engagement and strengthen professional development. Continually strives to develop talent within the accounting organization to promote individual development and career growth.


Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Accounting required)

* MBA and/or CPA preferred

* 10+ years of experience in related field

* 3+ years of successfully leading an accounting team or department.

* Proven ability to drive process improvements.

* Proven track record to deliver high levels of customer service.

* Excellent communication and leadership skills are mandatory.

* Oracle financial experience required.

* Experience in an Shared Service Center environment preferred

* Strong knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, financial reporting

* Strong knowledge of accounting operations.

* Ability to effectively lead change.

* Ability to understand business strategy and translate into effective tactical plans.

* Proven skills in process improvement and/or gaining efficiencies through technology.



Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Posted: 2021-03-29 Expires: 2021-05-09

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