Accounting Lead

Finance & Accounts
Atlanta, GA
March 17, 2017
Role Overview

The Novelis North America Accounting Lead is responsible for timely and accurate monthly closings, balance sheet account reconciliations via Blackline and adherence to internal control for the North America Region. The specific responsibilities include accounting for and reconciling intercompany transactions, maintaining and reconciling the non-metal GR / IR account in SAP and leading the Blackline initiatives for the NNA locations. The position needs to build relationships with key stakeholders (plants, A/P, legal, procurement, Capgemini etc.) to oversee all intercompany (AR/AP) activity and proactively work with the regions to solve any out of balance items. This role will also be responsible for streamlining current intercompany process by working with various cross-functional teams. In addition, this role is responsible for Blackline project to streamline reconciliation process, utilize transaction-matching capabilities and roll out general ledger module for North America controllership team. Ensures all activity complies with US GAAP and IFRS.
  • Ensure all transactions are posted accurately and timely. Create intercompany invoices and validate the cash receipts are properly booked.
  • Work closely with Capgemini AP and AR teams to ensure transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Proactively work with the regions and consolidations group on any mismatches prior to month end close
  • Monitor intercompany loan transactions
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes and eliminate redundancies
  • Develop and document intercompany process for metal and non-metal settlements
  • Lead the efforts to ensure there are no aged GR/IR items outstanding by providing key reports and coordinating with plants/NNA HO and procurement
  • Work closely with procurement and PO requestors to identify and clear stale items. Discover root causes of issues and work to correct them to avoid repeat occurrences
  • Coordinate with SAP support team on any technical system issues that are causing items not to be cleared
  • Partner with procurement to develop better training program and KPIs. Educate Procurement/Operations on financial impact of aged GR/IRs
  • Lead the efforts for NNA in Blackline project to streamline reconciliations and ensure deadline are met
  • Identify opportunities to automate reconciliations by implementing subledger match or transaction matching tools
  • Develop month reporting and KPIs for reconciliations
  • Develop training for NNA controllership team on best practices for Blackline

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting required
  • 5+ years in similar role or public accounting
  • Knowledge of appropriate computer based programs
  • CPA preferred
  • Manufacturing accounting experience preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • SAP and Oracle ERP system
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint)