Mgr, Acctg Policy & Control Assurance in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 2/15/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Manager of Accounting Policy & Controls Assurance will have primary oversight for (1) the development and maintenance of the Company’s accounting policies, including those that involve elections of alternatives available under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) as well as for establishing dollar thresholds for policies; (2) monitoring and improvement of internal control over financial reporting; and (3) thorough research and documentation of accounting issues that may be assigned from time to time.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • On a periodic basis, review and evaluate significant Company financial processes, including the related policies and the sufficiency of the control environment; work with management throughout the company to identify and implement improvements in both processes and internal control.
  • Collaborate on the development and updating of written policies and procedures over the financial reporting process.
  • Develop and maintain a list of controls over significant financial processes and identify them as key or supporting controls.
  • Assist in the remediation of identified control weaknesses or failures of existing controls, including the identification of the root cause.
  • Review and provide input on key controls prior to financial system migrations or implementations.
  • Where possible, utilize benchmarking against other companies or otherwise identify and help implement best practices around significant financial processes.
  • Promote the development of a culture with strong, effective and enduring internal controls.
  • Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities of external auditors.
  • Research technical accounting issues as required.
  • Stay abreast of new accounting developments and assist in briefing members of the senior and executive leadership teams on their impacts on the Company.
  • Prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner.
  • Complete other projects as necessary and other duties as assigned.

 

 

What we look for

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/skills

  • A four-year Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required
  • An active CPA license is required
  • Thorough working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Strong understanding of internal control over financial reporting as well as internal controls frameworks (e.g., COSO) and end-to-end processes
  • 8+ years of accounting and financial reporting experience with increasing responsibility
  • At least 4 years of experience in leadership role
  • Motivated individual who works well with others and thinks clearly under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve individually or in a group setting
  • Willing to step in and “bring order to the chaos”
  • Ability to think independently while collaborating to solve complex and unstructured problems
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly, while maintaining organization and control
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written skills using standard English
  • Ability to research, synthesize and apply technical accounting topics
  • Ability to work and communicate with various levels within the organization, including members of the senior leadership team and members of other departments, including, but not limited to, Legal, Treasury, and Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Demonstrates thoughtful leadership in creating efficiencies and process improvements
  • Able to prioritize deliverables efficiently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be focused on service to customers of the department
  • Media experience a plus
  • ERP systems experience with SAP and Oracle a plus
  • Experience with treasury management systems a plus
  • Knowledge of technology systems is a plus

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