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JOB OVERVIEW:

The Associate Financial Analyst, Corporate Reporting, is responsible for ensuring that accounting transactions are properly recorded in our financial statements. This includes the preparation of account reconciliations and monthly reporting to management. This individual tracks franchise and stock compensation activity, reviews and consolidates account balances by process area, researches discrepancies and works directly with franchisors and company-wide departments to resolve issues. This role also prepares franchise partner billing, contributes to ad hoc projects, and adheres to a strong controls environment and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Reconcile company records to third party detail in a timely and accurate manner, including general ledger reconciliations; promptly notify department management of any issues

-Bill franchise partners for associated revenue, including royalties, marketing, franchise, and area development fees

-Calculate/oversee monthly amortization of area development and franchise fees

-Accurately and efficiently prepare journal entries, including franchise cash received, royalty and marketing fee accruals, equity hedge, stock compensation, and others with proper documentation in a timely manner

-Track and analyze franchise receivable balances monthly; research discrepancies and work directly with third parties to resolve; notify management of overdue receivables

-Work with internal business partners in order to support business plan process and operational requests

-Oversee account balances; research discrepancies and work directly with departments to resolve issues

-Ensure compliance with accounting (including GAAP) requirements

-Support ad hoc requests, reports, and new projects

-Work with Internal Audit and KPMG to provide deliverables by established timelines and to respond to and resolve any questions


REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

-Minimum 3 years of accounting, finance or analytical experience, experience with general ledger reconciliations

-Systems knowledge, including Oracle Financials, Discoverer and HFM is preferred

-Strong Excel knowledge with ability to work with large data files

-Analytical and research ability


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

-Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business


OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

-Knowledge of Oracle, Discoverer, HFM and Microsoft Office

-Exceptional organizational and planning skills

-Self-directed, ability to work under limited supervision

-Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, meet strict deadlines, and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

-Proven experience prioritizing, planning and solving problems effectively

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with other departments, franchise partners, and outside contact