• General Ledger Accountant - GBS

    Location US-TN-Nashville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/11/2019 10:16 AM)
    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.



    • Responsible for the general ledger month-end close of  a portfolio of accounts, which includes: review and follow-up of monthly financial results with field locations and GL team lead, as well as, prepare general ledger entries as needed to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial results for month-end close; generate and review operating statements; compare actual results to the budget and investigate /explain variances, analyze key accounts; identify unusual transactions; verify adequacy of reserves and accruals,.

    • Ensure deadlines for month-end close 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.

      • Review newly executed contracts/amendments to validate that financial systems are set up appropriately. Ensure that new opening packages and closing packages are accurate and completed in a timely manner. Verify customer invoicing to ensure that ARAMARK is billing according to the contractual terms. Follow-up with field operations to resolve contract matters and issues.

      • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliation of selected asset and liability accounts for accuracy.  Responsible for compiling all supporting documentation for balances in these accounts.

      • Maintain and monitor applicable SOX controls and provide associated support to internal and external auditors. Participate in testing for SOX processes to ensure that accounting controls are operating effectively. Support internal and external audits by providing audit schedules and analysis and responding to inquiries.

    Participate in ad hoc special projects by supporting management and the project team in various tasks


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with at least 2-3 years’ of relevant experience in an accounting function is required
      • 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 experience preferred.
      • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel. 
      • Experience in a central location managing field accounting activities is preferred
      • Ability to work under limited supervision in resolving generally understood and/or more complex issues.
      • Flexibility, multi-tasking, creative thinking, good business judgment, strong organizational & communication skills are all required to meet strict deadlines and manage other projects.
      • Must be a strong team player and leader, highly motivated, and able to work under pressure during peak periods.
      • Ability to perform complex or highly technical accounting tasks and functions.

    Ability to communicate well with internal and external parties, including other regions, customers, banks, vendors, internal accountants and provide excellent customer service.




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