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Lead Finance Manager - Finance & Accounting Services

Date: Apr 13, 2019

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: RAI


Lead Finance Manager – Finance and Accounting Services


The manager of PPE and Capital reporting is a highly visible position that is an integral part of the RAISC Finance & Accounting team with career growth opportunities. The role is instrumental in providing accounting support to cross functional areas and all operating companies. Position is responsible for the book and tax fixed asset ledgers and must have a strong knowledge of GAAP and Tax to optimize the deductions for both.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Business Partnering – A critical part of this position is to consult with appropriate project managers, engineers and finance representatives across all operating companies in order to gain a full understanding of each project (including manufacturing operations, IT and facilities). This includes making on-site visits to Company administrative, manufacturing and warehousing facilities to meet with appropriate individuals to discuss status of projects and communicate effectively an appropriate interpretation of accounting.  Apply knowledge to determine assets to be capitalized, project expense and assets that may require full or partial disposals and assist business partners in accurately forecasting the same. Provide guidance to non-finance business partners regarding capitalization requirements and accounting impacts under GAAP.


Accounting - Must have a strong working knowledge of GAAP. Position is also required to interpret and apply IFRS and Group accounting policies as needed.  Must be able to assess whether there are impairment or other accounting issues, including appropriate depreciable lives, for all Company fixed assets. 


Tax – Position is responsible for the segmentation of capital costs to optimize the tax benefit of fixed asset depreciation and to ensure the analysis is reflected in the SAP fixed asset subledger system.  Role is required to evaluate tax law changes and determine how it may impact on asset capitalization and depreciation, which includes a stringent review of current year additions.


SOX – Act as owner of the Property Management SOX process. Assist SOX management with the design of SOX controls and respective test procedures related to property management to ensure that control activities are adequately tested, and any operating effectiveness issues are detected as part of quarterly SOX testing.


Forecasting/Reporting – Review depreciation and spending forecasts for accuracy, reasonableness and completeness. Must be able to adhere to monthly corporate and parent company forecast deadlines.


Monthly closing – Responsible for the monthly general ledger closing process as it related to property management including depreciation, journal entries, account reconciliation approvals and subledger closing.


Manager – Support, coach and train staff on an ongoing basis as needed to ensure a smooth functioning and high performing department.


Job Requirements:



  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance



  • 5 or more years of experience in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA candidate


Required Skills: 

  • Strong core accounting, analytical, decision making, and problem-solving skills and ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Must be a strategic thinker. 
  • Ability to influence others and work effectively in a cross-functional environment
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and the capacity to anticipate and develop new processes with minimal direction
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must possess a high sense of urgency and work ethic.
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo.
  • Demonstrated excellent PC skills and detailed knowledge of MS Office including Microsoft Excel.


Preferred Skills:

  • Master of Accounting degree
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (specifically SAP)


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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