GL Accounting Manager

Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
ID
2022-24589

Overview

Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive aftermarket brands including Take 5 Oil Change, Meineke Car Care Centers, Automotive Training Institute, Maaco, CARSTAR, ABRA, Uniban, Car Wash US, FIX Automotive, 1-800-Radiator & A/C and PH Vitres d’Autos. Driven Driven Brands has more than 4,000 centers across 15 countries, and combined, all businesses generate approximately $3.8 billion in system-wide sales and service over 50 million vehicles annually.

 

Driven Brands is the quintessential growth company, more than tripling its revenues, brands, employees, and profits over the past six years. The primary focuses of the company are growing its franchisee’s profitability, all brands’ unit count and creating opportunities for its employees, franchisees, and investors. Our culture of meritocracy inspires high performance and innovation among our employees. We enable our employees and franchisees to go further, faster— generating growth for our franchisees' businesses and our employees' careers. For more information, visit drivenbrands.com.

 

The Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the shared services accounting team at Driven Brands.  This individual will have strong leadership experience and a passion for developing and building teams.  They will lead a team of several individuals and report directly to the Shared Services Controller of Driven Brands.  This position will have exposure to all the brands and other departments as well.  Additional key responsibilities will be establishing and maintaining effective internal controls, identifying and implementing process improvements and efficiencies, and coaching direct reports to enhance their development.  The ideal candidate will possess a ‘go getter’ type mentality, who wants to constantly learn and grow, and is not afraid to challenge the status quo.

 

The Manager will have strong communication skills, experience resolving issues at a variety of organizational levels, familiarity in providing executive summaries, an inquisitive mindset for data and analysis, and be a good fit for the collaborative, get-it-done culture that is fundamental to Driven.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop staff members
  • Leader for monthly/quarterly/yearly bonus calculations
  • Ownership of various enterprise-wide accounting responsibilities and corporate functions
  • Facilitate audit requests and answering internal questions from business partners
  • Manage team through month end close, ensure deadlines are met, entries are accurate, etc.
  • Drive standardization of quality account reconciliations
  • Maintain and strengthen internal control framework
  • Establish and promote a culture of continuous improvement. Encourage and implement efficiency gains
  • Leverage existing systems and future systems to enhance group’s productivity and efficiency
  • Partner effectively with legal, insurance, treasury and other departments to ensure all related activity is accurately recorded
  • Take a leading role in various aspects of ad hoc management reporting and variance analysis
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting close
  • Prepare, manage, and review appropriate JE’s and reconciliations are accurately recorded in the GL
  • Review and monitor all accounts including sub-ledger details and aging
  • Ensure existing procedures and controls are effective along with developing and implementing new internal controls and procedures as needed
  • Research accounting policies and ensure their compliance with US GAAP

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Accounting
  • Proven experience dealing with sensitive employee information
  • 6 years of relevant experience (Public Accounting, Industry or mix), including experience at companies with global operations
  • Certified Public Accountant is preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to manage daily and month-end workflows meet month-, quarter- and year-end accounting and reporting requirements
  • Experience with BlackLine strongly preferred
  • Experience with OneStream preferred, but not required
  • Experience with Workiva preferred, but not required
  • Self-Starter, skilled in diagnosing and coming up with solutions to problems
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office applications

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