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Senior Accountant

Company: Brambles USA Inc
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth via our 300 million pallets, crates and containers. We employ 11,000 people and operate in more than 55 countries. Through our pioneering and sustainable share-and-reuse business model, the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, safely and with less environmental impact.

What does that mean for you? You'll join an international organization big enough to take you anywhere, and small enough to get you there sooner. You'll help change how goods get to market and contribute to global sustainability. You'll be empowered to bring your authentic self to work and be surrounded by diverse and driven professionals. And you can maximize your work-life balance and flexibility through our Hybrid Work Model .

Job Description

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for completing financial accounting activities for the Pooled North America.

For the region and business unit, the role will be primarily responsible for performing financial accounting activities to support the Controller function, these include the preparation of journals, month end processes, balance sheet reconciliations, transactional tax returns, management/cost accounting and data collection to support insurance, statutory and tax filings.

Compliance with Brambles policy and procedures, IFRS and local Statutory and Tax requirements is mandatory.

Major/Key Accountabilities

Accounting & Control: For the sub region, performs the end-to-end Record to Report /financial accounting processes, including the monthly close process to BRACS approval.Performs a range of assigned month end close processes
Preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations
Preparation of journals to support the month end process
Application of accounting standards and practices in accordance with accounting standards, policy and local country requirements.
Ensure balance sheet items for assigned accounts are followed up and resolved in a timely basis
Provides inputs required to report "Actuals" into BRACS
Liaises with the R2R Service Delivery Manager to co-ordinate the 3rd Party Provider's assigned scope of work, providing constructive feedback where necessary to improve collective E2E performance.

Statutory Reporting: preparation data to support the preparation of Brambles and local in country statutory accounts for the countries within the region.
Other Controllership:Company Secretariat: supports and co-ordinates the local in-country company secretary requirements as directed.
Insurance: supports the annual data gathering for the countries in the region.
Policy & Compliance: supports the implementation of group policies and procedures as directed. Performs substantive testing of controls to assess effectiveness of the control environment.

Transformation & Standardization: Supports the standardization (by implementing) of accounting processes to drive global standard.


The level of compliance for the region; e.g., timely and accurate lodgements, month end processes and statutory lodgements (BXB and external lodgements), completion of balance sheet reconciliations,
The level of standardization and process harmonization achieved

Authority/ Decision Making

As determined by the Brambles LOA matrix relevant to the role and market
First level approval of balance sheet reconciliations and journals


Working in a matrix environment providing financial services for business leaders/partners

Key Contacts


Business Partners
FP&A/Reporting teams
Madrid Controller team
GFS Organization
Technical Accounting
Internal Audit, Tax, Treasury
Company Secretary


Regulatory Authorities
Local Tax Authorities
Professional Services Partner - Tax


Mandatory: Bachelor or Post Graduate degree in Accounting (or nearing completion for cases of 'studying towards')
Preferred, Not Required: Current (or studying towards) internationally recognized professional accounting qualification e.g. Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant


Previous experience (3+ years) in public company reporting required; IFRS experience desirable
Previous experience in working with a regional finance team associated with geographically diverse businesses
Sound understanding of, and experience working, with multiple currencies
Hyperion Essbase is highly desirable
ERP/SAP experience is preferred

Skills and Knowledge

Able to operate in a complex environment
Excellent analytical, organizational and problem solving abilities
Solid interpersonal and communication skills


Required - English

Preferred Education

BachelorsPreferred Level of Work Experience

3 - 5 yearsWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at

Keywords: Brambles USA Inc, Alpharetta , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Alpharetta, Georgia

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