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JOB OVERVIEW:

The principal purpose of this position is to execute assigned technical accounting and financial reporting processes to support preparation of Darden's consolidated financial statements in accordance with the provisions of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, as well as ensuring compliance with the requisite internal controls designed and stated in the Company's Section 404 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) documentation. The position also provides ad hoc analysis and information to support the Brands and the Company's strategic decisions.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Support primary accounting processes such as Smallwares, Capitalized Software, Quarterly Impairment Review and Other Intangibles, among others, as assigned

-Ensure compliance with GAAP in the execution of assigned accounting areas

-Support the Company's month end close process, including journal entry review and approval, as well as monthly account reconciliations

-Execute internal controls related to assigned responsibilities and processes to ensure effective internal control over financial reporting

-Review and approve staff accounting work and ad hoc projects to ensure accuracy and compliance

Support special projects that impact assigned responsibilities, such as system implementations, acquisitions and divestitures

-Facilitate quarterly and annual reviews/audits with internal and external auditors, in connection with assigned responsibilities

-Research technical accounting and financial reporting guidance as needed

-Liaise and work collaboratively across

all Brands and Functions (IT, Purchasing, Leases) to ensure accuracy of processes

-Provide ad hoc accounting/analysis to other functional areas in connection with assigned areas


REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

-Minimum of 2+ years in public accounting, auditing, consulting, or equivalent experience

-CPA achieved or, in process

-Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

-Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance


OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

-Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally, manage multiple projects simultaneously and manage competing priorities

-Critical thinking capacity, with the ability to think high-level yet execute at the detail level


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

-Master's Degree in Accounting or Finance