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Director of Accounting and Controls - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30346

Oldcastle APG
APG Headquarters


Job ID:  450740


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.


Job Summary


Reporting to the VP of Finance & Accounting, this role is responsible for leading and overseeing corporate accounting and finance and our financial controls program. You will be a strong partner to the  Director of Reporting who is responsible for monthly management reporting and semi-annual IFRS to our parent company.  The ideal candidate will be process driven with a continuous improvement mindset and have a strong understanding of close process and control environment. The role will lead and mentor 3+ direct reports at the manager level with a tiered structure underneath. You will be most successful if you are a hands-on immediate team player, flexible and adaptable and passionate about high-performing and collaborative teams. You will have strong networking skills to create and maintain effective working relationships throughout the organization from budget owners to internal and external stakeholders. You will be most successful in this role if you can hold others accountable for making sound decisions that comply with policies and standards. The ideal candidate will possess strong decision making skills and be expected to make timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.


Job Responsibilities


  • Oversee the monthly close process at corporate and collaborate with operating companies as necessary. Manage team responsible for journal entries, debt statement, intercompany AP, prepaids, accruals, etc.  Serve in a controller capacity and have knowledge of all movements to the P&L and balance sheet; speak intelligently as to the notable transactions and movements and drivers month to month and have insight into forecast adjustments.

  • Evaluate current payment and tracking process; determine and implement changes and improvements needed to for optimal tracking and reporting of our Corporate, IT and marketing spend. 

  • Drive the creation of dashboard reporting for budget owners at corporate, IT and marketing and implement routine cadence of communication and updates to budget owners with meaningful analysis of their spend. Oversee the eventual automation of the allocations process in our budgeting tool. Support the budget & forecast process for corporate functions & departments.

  • Manage Internal Control function responsible for inventory observations, audit reviews, maintaining control documentation and managing both internal and external auditor relationships. There is meaningful work and initiatives in this area with a focus on expanding coverage of our current program, enriching existing program through efforts such as Blackline and further automation of documentation and implementing SOX for recent acquisitions.

  • Partner closely with FSS on blackline, corporate governance on systems and IT audit. Strikes the right balance between accepting workable solutions and pushing for better alternatives. Looks to develop innovative ideas to drive our controls environment and corporate governance forward.

  • Oversee the design, implementation and maintenance of effective internal controls to support SOX implementation for recent acquisition(s). Will chair a steering committee comprised of key stakeholders. Will manage consultant/manager responsible for creation of SOX implementation and execution of project plan, including a SOX readiness checklist tracked and monitored frequently.  Will need to assess and determine controls in place and evidence them. Will partner with IT audit on these work efforts as well for a comprehensive documentation and rollout of SOX.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent; CPA preferred

  • Public accounting

  • 10+ years of progressive experience and a proven record of leading high functioning diverse teams in related roles

  • Controller/accounting experience

  • Audit and/or Internal Controls background

  • Accustomed to dealing with broad range of stakeholders

  • Financial System oriented, ERP implementation experience a plus

  • Blackline experience a plus




  • Inquisitive mindset

  • Manages complexity

  • Builds effective teams

  • Plans & Aligns


What CRH Americas Offers You


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


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Nov 27, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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