• General Ledger Accountant - GBS

    Location US-TN-Nashville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/24/2019 5:38 PM)
    Finance and Accounting
    Employment Type
  • Overview

    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.



    • Overview:

      The Payroll & Tax General Ledger accountant is responsible for handling a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with responsibility for monthly balance sheet reconciliations of payroll and tax balance sheet accounts as well as processing of business licenses and health permits. Strong technical accounting and interpersonal skills are needed for success in this role. This role reports to the General Ledger Manager.



      • Provides support related to monthly payroll and tax balance sheet reviews, corporate bank reconciliations, journal entries, business licenses, health permits and field/HQ inquires. 
      • Understands advanced concepts relating to accounting and controls and relays those concepts concisely to leadership both formally and informally.
      • Ensures deadlines for monthly reconciliations and financial reporting requirements are met and all accounting and reporting activities are performed in accordance with the accounting policies and/or the financial procedures of the organization.
        • Reconciles monthly balance sheet for selected asset and liability accounts
        • Maintains and monitors applicable SOX controls and provides associated support to team members as well as internal and external auditors.
        • Participates in testing for SOX processes to ensure that accounting controls are operating effectively.
        • Supports internal and external audits by providing audit schedules and analyses and responding to inquiries.
      • Works closely with Payroll and Tax teams to identify and resolve variances ensuring the accuracy of liability accounts and processing requirements
      • Demonstrates a “front line first” approach by providing assistance and timely responses to field personnel requests
      • Participates in ad hoc special projects as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with at least 1-3 years of relevant experience in an accounting function is strongly preferred
    • Strong analytical and technical accounting skills are necessary for success in this role.
    • Strong Excel skills are required.
    • Experience with and knowledge of ERP accounting software and all Microsoft Office applications is required.  Oracle and Blackline experience preferred.
    • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel and to work with those individuals on advanced, project-based tasks.
    • Experience in a shared services / centralized accounting environment performing field accounting activities is preferred.
    • Ability to work under limited supervision in resolving more complex issues.
    • Flexibility, multi-tasking, creative thinking, good business judgment, and strong organizational and communication skills are all required to meet strict deadlines and manage various projects.
    • Must be a strong team player and leader, highly motivated, and able to work under pressure during peak periods.
    • Ability to perform complex accounting tasks and functions.
    • Ability to communicate well with internal and external parties, including the field, customers, vendors, and other Global Business Services team members and provide excellent customer service.


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