Director of Accounting
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. - Chattanooga, TN

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Oversees complex accounting and financial research for various proposed transactions, providing recommendations and anticipated implications, including those related to financial accounting and reporting. Includes providing recommendations as to the most effective accounting treatment of complex transactions. Plays a significant role in the review and interpretation of new and proposed accounting regulations, and determines the impact and compliance needs of the company and its subsidiaries. Oversees tasks included in periodic financial closing processes that require in-depth understanding and application of GAAP and interact with independent auditors regarding same.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all company entities. At times, this may include involvement in due diligence and other activities.

Ensures that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and GAAP.

Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected.

Involved in validating/designing suggested changes to ensure accounting requirements continue to be effectively met.

Coordinates work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records. Participates in the responsibility for implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.

May assist Corporate Tax, Treasury and Risk departments with dealing with tax related issues and meeting reporting requirements.

Serves as a resource for Sarbanes Oxley questions regarding methodology and training.

As part of the Accounting management team, ensures that the accounting department is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting departmental and individual objectives and responsibilities. Responsible for continued development of these associates.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting and five years progressive experience in financial accounting and reporting in public accounting or publicly held companies. Knowledge of GAAP, outstanding communication skills, strong understanding of emerging accounting trends, CPA required, MBA preferred.

SKILLS: Executive level written and oral communication skills. Mature, self directed disposition, with ability to work with all levels of management within the company as well as external parties.

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