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Accounting Manager

First Data Atlanta, GA

Job Description



Position: Accounting Manager

Location: Atlanta - GA400/285


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.

Position Description Overview

The Corporate Accounting Manager role is responsible for debt, derivatives, sales & use tax, property tax, prepaid insurance, Employee Hardship Fund, including yearly tax return, legal reserves, investments, restructuring/exit liabilities and other miscellaneous balance sheet accounts. This role will also assist in the oversight of the statutory account working files and final statutory financial statements for fifteen holding companies. The position will also have oversight of the annual tax package project and work closely with the shared services team in Thane to accomplish the tasks listed above.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review journal entries and reconciliations to ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Review statutory account working files to ensure timely filings. Assist with liquidation of entities/restructuring. Prepares debt and derivative footnote for the 10Q/10K. Prepares monthly variance analysis for the corporate balance sheet. Prepares the monthly interest reasonableness test. Liaison with E&Y on any audit questions related to areas of ownership. Leads monthly/quarterly meetings with Tax/Finance/Legal to discuss changes to reserves. Identifies key risks and opportunities and works cross functionally to provide solutions that drive process improvements and strengthen the control environment. Provides oversight to ensure systems, processes and internal controls are consistently applied. Special projects as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree Minimum 10 years relevant financial experience, including experience at a fast-paced, multi-national company CPA preferred. Experience with Oracle, Hyperion & Blackline is a plus Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills Ability to multi-task and manage priorities effectively in a fast paced environment, while exhibiting exceptional attention to detail and continuously driving process improvements Ability to work independently Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


Job Details

Date Posted December 7, 2018
Date Closes January 10, 2019
Requisition 2408620
Located In Atlanta, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00