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Accounting Manager

First Data Atlanta, GA

Job Description



First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data's Shared Services organization, which includes the Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Strategy, Compliance, Legal, Security, Sourcing, and Properties functions, supports our mission to drive our clients' success with industry-leading solutions, consultative advice and service. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing teams in a model that drives consistency, yet also provides the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals. Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise that helps First Data retain and grow our base of owner-associates, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build First Data's brand equity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing general Accounting functions and/or Accounting Policy functions.
  • Manages the planning and direction of departmental activities related to general accounting functions and preparation of reports and statistics reflecting earnings, profits, cash balances, and other financial results.
  • Provides technical accounting expertise and policy interpretation for complex transactions.
  • May be responsible for technical accounting research and writing accounting memos to support the Company's positions and conclusions.
  • Reviews proposed contracts and other potential transactions and advises finance and business leaders of the accounting implications.
  • Maintains existing accounting policies and creates new policies as needed.
  • Monitors the activities of accounting standard setting bodies and evaluates the impact on the Companys policies and financial statements in compliance with Company and/or GAAP standards.
  • May be responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the ledger accounts.
  • Formulates and directs the administration of approved accounting practices and assist in the implemenation of new standards.
  • Oversees the efficient operation and cost-effectiveness of operating systems and programs supporting the Finance organization.
  • May participate in the most complex accounting projects.
  • May be responsible for managing people; hiring, firing, performance reviews and compensation decisions.

Scope of Job

May manage well-defined and homogeneous teams with moderate degrees of complexity. Responsible for a variety of technical accounting issues. Establishes and maintains a productive working relationships with other groups within the organization including accounting, financial reporting, tax, treasury, finance, legal and human resources as well as with external auditors and consultants.


Implements financial strategy and aligns resources to support strategic goals. Moderate amount of autonomy.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 5+ years relevant financial experience, including public accounting.
  • 3-5 years leadership experience preferred.
  • CPA preferred.


  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Recordkeeping
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Accounting
  • GAAP
  • General Ledger
  • Cost Accounting
  • Fin & Acctg Systems

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer(Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)


Job Details

Date Posted December 2, 2017
Date Closes January 5, 2018
Requisition 2056810
Located In Atlanta, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00