Staff Accountant - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30346

APG Headquarters

 

Job ID:  488244

 

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is the leading provider of outdoor living solutions in North America with an award-winning portfolio that enables customers to Live Well Outside. Inspiring endless possibilities with enduring performance, its collection of premier building products create inviting outdoor spaces where people connect, reflect and recharge. The manufacturer’s signature brands include Belgard® and Echelon® hardscape and masonry materials; Barrette Outdoor Living® and MoistureShield® fencing, decking and railing; Sakrete® and Amerimix® packaged concrete and mortar; Techniseal® sands, jointing technologies and surface protectors; PebbleTec® pool finishes; plus popular brands of landscape and gardening materials.     

 

Job Summary

 

The key function of this role is to support the monthly, quarterly, and annual close, reporting and administration of APG’s 1500+ lease portfolio. APG’s centralized lease function supports 20+ operating companies and is regarded as the lease subject matter expert. The team offers day-to-day guidance to division controllers, as well as scenario modeling for lease decisions. The lease function is part of the Corporate & Accounting Finance team that also includes consolidation & financial reporting for APG’s results to our parent of all 20+ operating companies, corporate accounting and forecasting, internal controls, and financial system support. There are ample opportunities for growth and exposure within this growing team and company.  CRH, our parent company, is newly listed on the NYSE from the FTSE thus creating an exciting time for APG.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Lease Administration & Accounting (65%):

 

  • Communication with the operating divisions about their lease portfolio – this role offers significant interaction with our 20+ divisions from the staff level to the VP of Finance
  • Accounting for leases: Assist with the monthly journal entries and reconciliations related to the lease portfolio
  • Lease Administration: Ensure Tririga (cloud-based lease platform) is up to date with the current lease portfolio. Review lease contracts, manage the accounting/analysis components of the lease portfolio through lease administration software, including key lease life cycle events, such as extensions, amendments, and terminations
  • Collaborate with the Financial Systems Support team for needed hierarchy updates in Tririga to account for acquired companies, organizational restructuring, and movement of lease data
  • Continuous Process improvement:  Recommend and lead improvements to current processes

 

SOX/Financial Reporting (20%):

 

  • External Reporting:  Prepare quarterly and annual footnote disclosures for asset and lease related disclosures
  • SOX: Adhere to controls and procedures specific to leases for SOX compliance, cover financial reporting, account reconciliations and journal entry processing

 

Analysis (15%):

 

  • Financial Analysis: Explain movement of the financials as it relates to the lease portfolio
  • Scenario Modeling: Provide business partnering, decision support on complex deals, and new business activities. Scenario modeling using Tririga for lease vs. buy decisions and assessing the financial impact of purchase options, existing and/or potential acquisition activity impacting lease portfolio
  • Budget and forecast for lease expense, amortization, and all other property expense line items

 

Education & Work Experience

 

  • Knowledge of lease accounting. Ability to read, interpret lease agreements, identify, and load the key inputs for accounting purposes into lease software
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or related discipline
  • 2+ years related work experience in Accounting or Finance (public or private)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Successfully performs month-end close activities
  • Lease administration software, ERP and general ledger accounting experience is a plus
  • CPA a plus
  • Ability to take on other tasks as assigned

 

Skills

 

  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, fast growing company
  • Solid values and exacting standards of ethics, integrity, and trust
  • Ability to meet deadlines & a initiative-taker, functions with a sense of urgency
  • Enthusiastic and professional, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to network and build relationships with individuals of various experience and corporate levels both within and outside of the company
  • Ability to take direction, ask questions and receive feedback
  • Organized and ability to prioritize tasks

 

Competencies

 

  • Action oriented
  • Ensures accountability
  • Communicates effectively
  • Drive Results
  • Plans & Aligns

 

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!

 

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

 

 

 

Date:  Feb 20, 2024


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