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Senior Accountant External Reporting

Company: AutoNation Headquarters
Location: Deerfield Beach
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:

The Senior Accountant, External Reporting, is responsible for extermal financial reporting, as well as acquisitions and divestitures. This role is based in our beautiful corporate office in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, FL. AutoNation is offering relocation assistance for this role.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports to be filed with the SEC, including MD&A, financial statements, and accompanying footnotes, and other supplemental information; and ensure such reports comply with GAAP and SEC reporting standards
  • Assist with gathering financial information from various corporate and region departments, maintain quarterly reporting time table, and monitor progress against reporting cycle milestones
  • Assist in the preparation of supporting workpapers for financial statement footnote disclosures and MD&A disclosures and ensure SOX compliance
  • Prepare various quarterly analyses including inventory valuation reserve and EPS calculations, as well as debt and equity rollforwards.
  • Assist with acquisition and divestiture accounting for newly acquired and divested stores, including analysis, journal entries, and related account reconciliations and rollforwards
  • Assist in audit process through the preparation of schedules and communications with external auditors
  • Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding, and stay abreast of changes to GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
  • Research and evaluate technical accounting issues and the related impact to the company's financial statements
  • Assist with XBRL tagging
  • Assist with preparation of various deliverables for Audit Committee
  • Perform special accounting projects as assigned

 

Qualifications Mandatory:

  • 4-year degree in accounting
  • 2-3 years of related work experience
  • Experience with public company/SEC reporting
  • Strong understanding of financial statements and footnote disclosures
  • Solid current working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and SEC regulations
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)

 

Qualifications Preferred:                                        

  • CPA
  • Hyperion and Essbase systems experience
  • Workiva experience
  • XBRL experience

 

Next Possible Position: 

Manager – External Reporting

Corporate Accounting / Consolidations

Financial Planning

Finance Operations

Internal Audit/Compliance Audit

Keywords: AutoNation Headquarters, Deerfield Beach , Senior Accountant External Reporting, Other , Deerfield Beach, Florida

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