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Director, Accounting

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: High Point
Posted on: August 29, 2020

Job Description:

Logistics done differently.Are you ready to grow as a professional and rise to the challenge of working with a fast-growing global company? Join XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America's best employers by Forbes. As the Director, Accounting, you will use your knowledge and experience to guide us on the road to success. Become a part of our dynamic team and we'll help you develop to a level that will exceed your expectations. Pay, benefits and more.We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan. What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Handle the month-end close process, conduct balance sheet reconciliation reviews and collaborate with external auditors on information requests
  • Conduct financial statement reviews
  • Research and document using U.S. GAAP technical experience
  • Document and track significant accounting matters (SAM) on a monthly basis
  • Handle the end-to-end SOX compliance program from scoping to remediation and impact assessment; elevate issues to senior management for timely resolution
  • Coordinate the efforts between external auditors and internal business process/IT owners, including alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs/testing, audit requests and deficiency evaluation
  • Build a team of internal company resources focused on addressing team concerns and issues; cross-train the team on business and IT controls testing
  • Participate in process reviews and identify opportunities for significant enhancements in operational efficiency, overall effectiveness and identifiable benefits to the company
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities, including interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problemsWhat you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent related work or military experience
    • CPA certification
    • 7 years of experience in public accounting, preferably for a Fortune 500 company
    • Experience with Oracle G/L, HFM and Microsoft Office, including the ability to create complex formulas in Excel It'd be great if you also have:
      • Experience performing under tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; experience quickly learning and achieving proficiency in new software applications
      • Experience developing insightful, valuable and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of the results; experience producing unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
      • SOX compliance, planning, testing and audit experience
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience
      • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills with capacity to identify and resolve problemsBe part of something big. XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, High Point , Director, Accounting, Executive , High Point, North Carolina

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