Accounting Manager
American Tower - Atlanta, GA

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The Accounting Manager is responsible for monthly financial close activities, including

journal entry preparation, account analyses and balance sheet reconciliation.

The incumbent is responsible for directing and coordinating the work of the staff in all aspects of accounting.

This role also supports operations by helping them understand their financial information and identifying opportunities to maximize financial performance.

Job Requirements

Oversee accounting staff to ensure an accurate, efficient and timely financial close and assist with monthly close activities

Implement company-approved accounting policies, procedures, and controls over financial reporting

Lead multiple accounting and reporting projects by collaborating with team members, other departments’ personnel, and management

Perform accounting research and recommend accounting treatment for various business initiatives

Provide data to support SEC reporting requirements

Perform detailed analyses of various financial statements

Provide value-added analyses and reporting to operations

Identify and recommend process improvement opportunities

Identify and recommend systems optimization opportunities geared toward leveraging the efforts of the team

Coordinate with other departments to gain thorough understanding of unusual financial transactions

Other duties as may be assigned

Supervise and manage the performance of Staff Accountants, Senior Accountants, and Lead Senior Accountants

Recruit, develop and retain staff, partnering with Senior Management, Recruiting and Human Resources.

This includes on-boarding and orientation for new hires.

Provide disciplined performance management for team.

Define and communicate annual goals, perform formal and informal performance reviews, and ensure changes and updates are communicated in a timely and professional manner.

Create strong collaborative team environment

Proactively identify and resolve personnel issues in conjunction with Human Resources

Strong knowledge of GAAP

Ability to initiate, complete and conclude accounting research for multiple business initiatives

Strong relationship-development skills resulting in long term mutually beneficial client relationships.

Self-motivated; able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests and to collaborate with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify quality solutions.

Strong organization, planning and project management skills; ability to prioritize tasks for both self and team to meet business requirements and deadlines.

Strong leadership skills; ability to drive and motivate team to achieve results within the U.S. Tower division.

Ability to work in a time-sensitive and high volume environment

Ability to drive work independently toward the successful attainment of department goals and project completion dates, and as part of a team to leverage input and knowledge base of others to provide well rounded and thoughtful information and solutions

Ability to identify key contacts for follow up; excellent ability to communicate project and status updates to team and cross-functionally to ensure understanding.

Good strategic and problem solving skills to effectively influence decision making in key negotiations.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

Minimum 6 years of experience in finance close environment

Experience working with operations

Experience operating in a team environment

Supervisory experience of 2 to 6 employees preferred

Experience working and coordinating with others in different locations

Experience in Oracle Financials preferred

Big four experience and/or close environment experience is preferred

CPA and/or Masters in Accounting is preferred

Approximately 95% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions.

Occasional travel will be required in support of the position’s responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to feel and handle, reach with arms and hands, talk and hear.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel and crouch, lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 25 pounds.

We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry.

Accordingly, the responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the Company’s business needs.

More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

American Tower (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or associate based on his or her age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, handicap, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other category protected under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process can contact us at (617) 587-7911 for assistance.

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