Sr. Technical Accountant, Corporate Accounting Policy

Chick-fil-A, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

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Date Posted May 03, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Overview:
The Corporate Accounting Policy team exists to ensure the Company’s financial reporting compliance objectives are achieved through the areas of technical accounting research, accounting policy and internal assurance. The Sr. Technical Accountant is a professional role that will be responsible for conducting accounting research and providing technical accounting support to cross-functional team members in a timely manner. This role will review and advise on technical accounting issues for appropriate GAAP treatment, including new accounting pronouncements and other complex accounting matters as they arise. This role will partner with the Corporate Financial Reporting team in contributing to the Company’s external audit, including preparation of the year-end audited financial statements, accompanying financial statement disclosures and other audit support documentation. This individual will also support the other members of the Corporate Accounting Policy team, contributing to the preparation and review of key accounting policies and assisting with ongoing internal controls efforts.
Responsibilities:
  • Review and advise internal stakeholders on appropriate GAAP treatment for complex transactions, including areas such as revenue recognition, lease accounting, derivatives/financial instruments, consolidation, and other complex accounting matters
  • Prepare accounting memorandums and other required documentation to support accounting positions for the Company’s files and for external audit support
  • Assist in the preparation of the Company’s year-end audited financial statements, including drafting footnote disclosures, completing required checklists, and preparing financial statement tie-out schedules
  • Assist with the adoption and implementation of new accounting standards, including preparation of applicable impact assessments and audit support documentation
  • Serve as a resource to impacted teams to help implement change management requirements resulting from new accounting standards or changes in accounting policy
  • Assist with the preparation and annual monitoring of the Company’s accounting policies
  • Contribute to the Company’s internal controls and assurance activities, including assisting with the preparation of internal controls documentation and remediation of internal controls gaps, as identified
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Public accounting or related experience
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and thorough understanding of GAAP
  • Experience researching and preparing accounting analyses for complex transactions
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving, communication (both written and oral) and collaboration skills
  • Shows flexibility in response to process change
  • Works well in a team setting
  • Servant spirit with a strong sense of stewardship
Minimum Years of Experience: 3 Travel Requirements: 10% Required Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
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