Associate Director - Accounting Advisory, US GAAP - Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  486209

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,800 people at more than 3,160 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the leading building materials company in North America and the world. We manufacture and distribute a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes. 


Position Overview


This is a unique opportunity to lead a highly respected team within the Group Finance function at a particularly important time for CRH as the Group transitions its primary listing to the New York Stock Exchange (‘NYSE’). This pivotal role involves overseeing the Group’s expanding US GAAP accounting function, partnering with senior stakeholders across a range of teams in CRH Group, CRH divisional offices and the operations to provide practical solutions to accounting complexities.


The Accounting Advisory Team forms part of the External Reporting function at CRH and is a high performing team with a diverse range of backgrounds, skills, and experience.


The work of the Accounting Advisory Team provides exciting opportunities to build a wide network of relationships across CRH functions and locations; access to a wide variety of challenging and interesting work adding value for key senior stakeholders across the Group; to develop project management and decision-making skills; to refine judgement capabilities and continual learning.


The team is a valued business partner that supports the business development and tax teams to determine the optimal structures for deals; supports local finance teams in preparing opening balance sheets for newly acquired businesses; presents at internal conferences and delivers training; and which will respond to ad-hoc US GAAP queries across the Group as they arise. Project-based work includes preparing the Group for changes in accounting policies and developing / maintaining the Group accounting manual in conjunction with key stakeholders. A priority project for the team during 2023/2024 centers around the Group’s transition to a primary NYSE listing and the related US GAAP reporting transition.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Assessing the US GAAP accounting implications of potential deals with business development teams and providing practical solutions to accounting issues

  • Developing the Group accounting manual under US GAAP

  • Resolving US GAAP accounting queries with colleagues, including the internal / monthly reporting, internal audit, tax, and treasury teams, along with divisional and operational and finance teams

  • Coaching and mentoring junior team members

  • Presenting accounting and US transition matters to a range of teams across the Group, Divisional and operating companies

  • Acting as a business partner to different functions across the Group including Strategy & Development, divisional and operational finance teams, sustainability, innovation & venturing, procurement, technical services etc.

  • Supporting newly acquired businesses to align with US GAAP and CRH’s accounting policies






  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

  • Qualified accountant with minimum 8+ years’ post qualified employment; in a Corporate environment preferred

  • Strong financial accounting background essential, with US GAAP experience a prerequisite

  • Experience in consolidation, business combinations and divestment accounting is advantageous

  • CPA preferred


Work Requirements


  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and US reporting requirements

  • Confidence to address and withstand challenges as they arise, while maintaining positive relationships

  • Demonstrated track record of relevant management skills in a US GAAP/US reporting environment

  • Focus on adding value to CRH by meeting customers’ needs and being flexible in doing so

  • Ability to apply a practical solutions-based approach to complex accounting issues

  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task within tight deadlines while maintaining exceptional attention to detail at all times

  • Ability to engage multiple stakeholders with varying objectives and build strong relationships

  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Must be 18 years in age or older

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook

  • Must be willing to travel up to 20%


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong financial, accounting, and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, ability to communicate complex accounting issues in a clear and concise manner

  • Strong motivation and a high degree of initiative with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic, and commercial environment

  • Self-confident with strong interpersonal, organizational, and influencing skills and the ability to liaise with senior management

  • Organizational skills to manage multiple deliverables and use decision-making capabilities and judgement to prioritize

  • Enjoy building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person

  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations

  • May require sitting for extended periods of time


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Usually, normal office working conditions.  The Atlanta, GA Headquarters provides an open concept with LED and natural lighting, and the noise level is usually quiet.

  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jan 24, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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