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Accounting Manager, M&A Integration

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Position Type Full Time Req ID: 2022-919756

Allied Universal®, North America’s leading security and facility services company, provides rewarding careers that give you a sense of purpose. While working in a dynamic, diverse and inclusive workplace, you will be part of a team that fuels a culture that will reflect in our communities and customers we serve. We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more for all full-time positions!

Allied Universal® is hiring a new Accounting Manager - M&A Integration. This Accounting Manager is responsible for providing accounting support to all newly acquired North America operations and support corporate overhead functions as it relates to integration activities related to the acquired target company. This role will also support the month-end close and internal control processes for LATAM, US Embassy and other US overhead functions and as well, support the Director – Accounting Integration achieve functional goals and objectives. The Manager interacts with other departments, field personnel, and/or outside agencies to resolve problems, primarily related to integration activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide financial management oversight of selected ancillary operations including:
    • Monthly close support as required to resolve issues that arise during the monthly close
    • Evaluate monthly operating results of acquired target company and provide explanations for material fluctuations
    • Provide oversight on Balance Sheet reviews
    • Support SOX implementation efforts in ancillary portfolio
  • Support International Operations that are on US platforms (i.e., LATAM and Embassy) and intercompany activity with rest of world
  • Provide support to internal/external and client auditors
  • Develop and execute an overhead review process
  • Ensures timely, accurate communication of relevant information to operating components and clients
  • Conducts special accounting projects as requested
  • Develop and maintain project plans specific to the various acquisition integration processes within finance and as well, other corporate overhead functions
  • Create accounting practices, policies, and procedures Gap Analysis between Allied Universal (AU) and each acquired entity. Develop and maintain a listing of critical outstanding issues for each acquisition and help drive items to completion within the specified, agreed-upon timeline
  • Create, implement, and continuously improve best practice accounting integration plans within the GL Accounting team
  • Coordinate the preparation and review of stand-alone financial information by acquired Accounting and Finance personnel as well as AU leadership
  • Work cross-functionally with SSO, Sourcing, IMO, Legal/Risk Management, IT, Operations, and other teams as required to solve integration issues in a pre-determined, time efficient manner
  • Collaborate with due diligence team including external resources to assist in transaction and develop knowledge necessary to create integration plan
  • Partner with the General Ledger Accounting team to identify financial statement impact of migrating from target company accounting policy to AU accounting policy for each identified difference
  • Ensure that each policy difference is documented and communicated with the AU VP/Controller and AU Global Chief Accounting Officer and also communicate findings with other parts of the organization, as necessary
  • Perform a detailed review of target company closing balance sheet and coordinate with General Ledger Accounting team to effectuate recording of opening balance sheet
  • If applicable, coordinate with Global Chief Accounting Officer, VP/Corporate Controller, Controller - Growth Platforms or CFO of Allied Universal Technology Services on all finance/operational integration activities
  • Assess and align target company monthly close process calendar to that of Allied Universal
  • Communicate and coordinate with General Ledger and Technical Accounting teams as well as the target company Accounting organization to ensure that all monthly close reporting deadlines are accurately and successfully achieved without error or delay
  • Partner with AU General Ledger team on ensuring target company is able provide Flash estimates, if needed
  • Identify and coordinate a trial balance account mapping migration scheme to ensure target company general ledger accounts are properly mapped to existing AU general ledger accounts in a consistent manner; modify trial balance list of accounts if necessary and coordinate with Hyperion and WinTeam systems team personnel
  • Assist in execution of business initiatives during integration/transition period to ensure achievement of financial goals and leading indicators

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of five (5) years of accounting/auditing experience
  • Ability to manage and motivate the team through an evolving, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with various levels of management and to influence others without formal authority
  • Strong analytical abilities and organizational skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or CPA exam eligibility
  • Master of Business Administration degree
  • Prior SAP or Oracle NetSuite experience
  • Prior financial M&A or integration experience

Allied Universal® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information: www.aus.com

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