Manager, Accounting

Belk Charlotte , NC 28201

Posted 3 months ago

The primary role of the Accounting Manager is to provide leadership support to Senior Management with responsibility for general accounting functions related to Real Estate, Fixed Assets, IT and contracts.

Key Accountabilities Include:

  • Manage the maintenance and monthly processing of the asset management system, ensuring capital expenditures are properly recorded and reconciled to the general ledger.

  • Serve as accounting liaison for business partners. Identify, research and resolve capital versus expense issues. Provide accounting guidance on proper capital/expense classifications.

  • Responsible for depreciation budget and monthly forecast; including budget/forecast to actual variance analysis.

  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly impairment analysis.

  • Lead the monthly closing of the fixed asset sub-ledger and all owned accounts within established deadlines.

  • Review and approve assigned monthly general ledger account reconciliations within established deadlines.

  • Manage and review assigned quarterly adjustments and analytics, including but not limited to impairment, gain/loss.

  • Manage process to ensure comprehensive contract review and accounting guidance is provided timely and accurately.

  • Partner with IT Finance on budget vs actual vs LY variance review and analytics

  • Ensure accurate preparation of annual budgets for rent related general ledger accounts. Update and report both rent and tax forecasts to Financial Planning.

  • Ensure submission of rent, tax, CAM, and insurance for all Belk locations to Accounts Payable for on time and accurate payment.

  • Ensure maintenance of required real estate reserves.

  • Develop usage skills of the Real Estate Management System (AMT) and lead new Lease guidance project.

  • Lead monthly Belk Real Estate meeting and serve as a contact for the necessary accounting adjustments of Real Estate transactions, as directed by the Belk Real Estate department.

  • Ensure all Control Narratives for assigned processes are updated regularly and all key controls have been completed timely; any defects are issues are identified and resolved as needed.

  • Develop vision around Real Estate/Capital/IT processes, identifying areas for opportunity and efficiencies.

  • Other duties/projects as assigned.

Essential Functions

Behavioral Traits:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Strong research, analytical, technical, and documentation skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and strong customer service orientation

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of the organization

  • Well organized and effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and meet strict deadlines

  • Detail and process oriented

  • Self-starter, self-motivated

  • Respond with sense of urgency

  • Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently as the situation demands

Internal Relationships:

  • Controller's department

  • Financial planning team

  • Store planning and Real Estate

  • IT/IT Finance

  • Operations

  • Tax

External Relationships:

  • External auditors

Position Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Four year degree Accounting (required), CPA or Masters of Accountancy (preferred)
  • Five years accounting work experience (managerial/supervisor experience preferred)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of fixed asset accounting based on GAAP capital guidelines (preferred)

Business Applications:

  • Proficient in Lawson (preferred) or similar general ledger software

  • Proficiency in Hyperion Software & Essbase (preferred)

  • Strong Microsoft Office application skills including Excel, Word and Access.

Reports Directly to:

Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting

Direct Reports:

Accountant Fixed Assets

Accountant Lease Accounting

Accountant IT Accounting and Contracts

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