Finance Specialist I- General Accounting (Payroll)

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33617

Company: Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC

Job Summary

The primary objective of this position is to ensure the accuracy and timeliness for month end close, journal entries, account reconciliations and to provide financial reporting and analysis, technical accounting guidance, and audit support to client bottlers. 

Support the General Accounting Center of Excellence (COE) team primarily in the area of Payroll Accounting. Execute accounting functions including: Accrued salaries, wages, vacation & sick time, Garnishments, Employee and retiree benefits, and Cash funding and wires to banks. Additionally this role will support the areas of Fixed Assets, Cash, Equity Investments, Long Term and Short Term notes, Manual Accruals, GRIR accounting, AP and AR trade activity accounts, Miscellaneous A/R, Bad Debt Reserve accounting, Income Tax accruals, and other miscellaneous general accounting activities, as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute the month end close process for assigned areas of responsibility; including monthly reporting, analysis and reconciliations while ensuring the timeliness, accuracy, integrity and quality of the financial statements
  • Partner, support, and continual training for the BPO team
  • Review complex and material reconciliations and journal entries prepared by the BPO
  • Cultivate relationships with assigned bottler for payroll accounting activities (bottler finance and operations team)
  • Frequent interaction with external client finance teams & internal leadership teams
  • Subject matter expertise of the SAP system for Payroll Accounting
  • Collaboration across CCBSS and Bottler Operations to support strategic initiatives
  • Provide innovative ideas with the use of technology to increase efficiencies and/or drive customer value
  • Partner with bottler to develop analytical reporting to support operational decision making
  • Lead client calls, as assigned
  • Ensure internal controls for areas of responsibility are in place and maintained to include required documentation, reporting and support for internal and external auditors

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of finance business processes and accounting policies/GAAP
  • Knowledge of SAP, Blackline, Advance level Microsoft Excel, and PowerBI
  • Customer Focus:  Developing sustainable, productive internal and external customer relationships and establishing oneself as a valued, trusted financial business partner
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making and communication skills
  • Attention to detail; independent thinking
  • Process improvement focus
  • Well organized.  Demonstrated planning, time management and prioritization skills
  • Hybrid Work Environment: Employees will be expected to work on-site a certain number of days each week and/or month at the manager’s discretion.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Masters degree and/or CPA preferred

Years of Experience

Minimum 3 to 5 years finance and/or accounting experience (knowledge of SAP would be preferred)

Required Travel

Travel is not expected in this job, however, employees may be asked to travel for meetings or training on occasion.

Company Message

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Service, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa