Republic Services Division Accountant in Mobile, Alabama

Requisition ID: 27010BR
Job Title: Division Accountant
Division: 4986: AWS - Mobile
Location: 01223: Mobile-3720 Varner Dr
City: Mobile
State: AL
Position Type: Full-Time
Exempt Status: Exempt

Position Summary:
With general direction, utilizing an understanding of accounting principles, the Division Accountant performs accounting activities to record, analyze and monitor financial information. The Division Accountant prepares financial reports in a manner that ensures accuracy and compliance with company accounting policies. The Division Accountant may act as a resource for accounting and general administrative staff and is responsible for a broad array of accounting duties.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare journal entries and document business transactions. Prepares monthly and quarterly operational performance reports. In doing so, utilizes discretion and judgment as to matters of significance.

• Assists the Division Controller in ensuring there are proper internal controls in place including compliance with company policies and procedures, Sarbanes Oxley and all other statutory requirements. In doing so, utilizes discretion and judgment as to matters of significance.

• Reconciles balance sheet accounts and statistical data and fully analyses financial statements in accordance with GAAP and company policy.

• May assist the Division Controller in the management of accounting personnel. May provide direction to the different accounting functional areas (invoice processing, billing, cash receipts, work order processing, credit analysis, receivable collections, month-end close, journal entries, statistical data, and payroll).

• Supports the Division Controller during the annual budget and interim forecasting process and assists with analytical review.

• Supports the accounting aspects of capital expenditures, transfers and retirements.

• Assists with periodic financial audits including internal audits, external audits and peer reviews.

• Provides support and responds to information requests from corporate (accounting, tax, treasury, IT, HR, sales, environmental compliance, legal, etc.) as well as region and area field financial management as required.

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by this position, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Accounting experience.

• MBA and/or CPA designation.

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field of study.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• A thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).

• Have MS Excel skills at an intermediate level.

• Must be able to demonstrate initiative to thoughtfully and fully research and follow up on non-standard situations to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

• Effective and professional interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors.

• Strong analytical skills.

• Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

• Ability to complete projects and assignments with minimal supervision.

• Strong organizational skills and ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced environment.

• Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and efficiently within a team environment.

• Experience with general ledger software and other programs consistently used in industry.

• Experience with Lawson accounting software and other programs consistently used in industry.

EEO Statement:
Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.