• Accountant II or III, Financial Services

    Job Function
    Accounting/Financial Services
    Position Type
    Experienced Professionals
    City
    Atlanta
    Requisition ID
    2018-6147
  • Overview

    The Chick-fil-A Financial Services Department is made up of many sub-departments that support Chick-fil-A Franchisees and Chick-fil-A, Inc. As an Accountant, you will have the opportunity to contribute to Chick-fil-A through challenging and meaningful work while building your professional brand, gaining accounting experience, and preparing for a successful career.

    By applying for this position, applicants will automatically be considered for all positions listed below and will be placed based on their skills, interests, and business need.  

    When you submit your application, you will be asked which Accounting Team interests you most. Please rank your preference: 1 = most preferred and 4 = least preferred. If you progress in the process, we will discuss the various positions more thoroughly. We will make every effort to accommodate your preference based on available positions remaining on each team.

     

    Responsibilities

    Restaurant Cash Management Accountant:

    • Performs analysis and reconciliation of Franchisee level cash activity and procedures including credit, gift card and disbursement transactions for up to 200 Franchisees.
    • Proactively identifies cash and credit risks and reports potential issues that may impact financial results
    • Continually identifies enhancements and change opportunities for current processes
    • Performs payment reconciliations and analysis for Franchisee, Chick-fil-A Inc., Dwarf House Group and other subsidiaries
    • Performs general ledger reconciliation, analysis, and provides assurance for accounts
    • Assist with Unclaimed property analysis and research
    • Opportunity to work on team/cross-functional projects
    • Communicates proactively and effectively with Operators, 3rd party vendors and internal staff.
    • Assist in assurance of 3rd party services and automated processes

    Lease Accountant:

    • Responsible for accounting on all Chick-fil-A, Inc. lease agreements, amendments, extensions and other financial agreements covering our restaurant sites and corporate properties
    • Perform audit, payment, and accounting of rent, property tax, and other occupancy costs
    • Process landlord invoices which involve on the job training to enable reading/interpreting lease language and disputing incorrect charges
    • Opportunity to work on cross-functional projects related to the new lease accounting standard
    • Develop relationships across the business to be a trusted resource for lease information

     

    Restaurant Financial Reporting Accountant:

    • Exposure to a variety of private industry accounting needs
    • Reconcile and research multiple general ledger accounts, verification of disbursements, gain accounting software systems experience (Oracle), and review of monthly franchise fee data
    • Exposure to key leaders from various functional areas
    • Perform special project work supporting operations, marketing, and new growth
    • Directly support Owner/Operators and their Restaurant(s) financial questions, with flexibility and openness to occasionally support outside core support center hours

    Lease Audit Accountant: NO CURRENT OPENINGS

    •  Responsible for auditing, paying and accounting for real estate occupancy costs for Chick-fil-A restaurants in certain geographic regions by applying lease language to invoices and billings
    • Serve as the primary rental contact for Landlords and Chick-fil-A Franchisees for ongoing rental obligations
    • Research and reconcile outstanding issues on Landlord statements
    • Initiate and manage the dispute process with landlords to pursue refunds and any overbilled charges with the potential of savings for Chick-fil-A, Inc., and Franchisees
    • Ensure proper accounting entries and accruals are made on both Chick-fil-A, Inc. financial statements and Restaurant Franchisee Fee Calculation Reports
    • Develop relationships across the business to be a trusted resource and problem solver on lease audit issues

    Capital Asset Reporting Accountant: NO CURRENT OPENINGS

    • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset account and close out those accounts once the related project has been completed
    • Calculate and record fixed asset depreciation and appropriate retirements
    • Validate the existence of fixed asset through the reconciliation of multiple reports
    • Track restaurant property tax liability from local assessment data and communicate to stakeholders
    • Partner with professionals across the organization to provide perspective for various initiatives

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Knowledge and understanding of Chick-fil-A’s standard suite of work solutions (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Aptitude for problem solving and innovation
    • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams and independently
    • Demonstrated leadership experience managing multiple deadlines
    • Willingness to travel up to 5%
    • Must pass Chick-fil-A accounting test

     

    Minimum Years of Experience

    1

    Travel Requirements

    0%

    Required Level of Education

    Bachelor's Degree

    Major/Concentration

    Accounting or Finance

    Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)

    3.2

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