The Corporate Accounting team is responsible for the general accounting activities associated with various SG&A expenses including Payroll and Fringe Expense, Bonus, Self-insurance reserves, Advertising, Interest and Debt, Supply Chain and other store operating expenses. The Accounting Manager is responsible for the accounting functions and preparation of Home Depot's financial statements, establishes and maintains accounting practices to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for GAAP and SOX compliance, drives process improvements and ensures the team's compliance with departmental strategies and leadership initiatives.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities
Plan and manage monthly and year-end close process for assigned areas; review account reconciliations and ensure timely and accurate booking of transactions to the General Ledger
Produce timely and accurate monthly financial statements; provide analysis on financial information, including supporting revenue and expense schedules; distribute and communicate the financial results to appropriate parties
Collaborate and partner with cross-functional teams including Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Treasury, Payroll, Compensation, Risk Management, Tax, Financial Reporting and internal and external auditors
Define Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for processes and manage compliance; define critical controls, develop and update process documents, identify opportunities to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness; review process documentation and internal control testing to ensure compliance
Assist in significant ad-hoc projects including streamlining existing processes and implementation of reporting structure changes
Serve as a knowledge expert and assist cross-functional teams in considering the accounting implications of restructuring projects and intercompany transactions
Review, interpret and evaluate accounting and reporting pronouncements issued by the various authoritative accounting organizations for assigned accounts
Make decisions on how the department operates and is responsible for the department as a whole
Act as a mentor for the team and guide associates in developing leadership skills
Identify and own process improvements from beginning to end
Nature and Scope
This position typically reports to a Senior Manager
Typically manages a team of 4-6 associates in this role on a permanent basis
Strong analytical skills, ability to research issues to solve problems
Must be able to adjust and work effectively in a dynamic and changing environment
Ability to communicate effectively and confidently across all levels of management
Environmental Job Requirements
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Years of Relevant Work Experience
Physical Job Requirements
CPA, CPA track OR International equivalent
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Financial Analysis and Financial Acumen
Effective Written and Verbal Communication Skills
Computer application skills such as Microsoft Office Suite, SAP or other large ERP system, Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), Account Reconciliation tools, Winshuttle, Tableau, etc
Must be able to multi-task and balance multiple high priority tasks