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Republic Services Area Director Finance in Indianapolis, Indiana

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Area Director Finance is responsible for directing and overseeing the accounting functions and supporting financial functions performed throughout the Area. This includes the integrity and reliability of financial reporting, timely and accurate transaction processing, analytical support for marketing and strategic business functions, and statutory financial compliance. This role seeks to support operations management efforts to optimize the financial performance of operations throughout the Area.


  • Oversees, manages and mentors seasoned accounting managers including hiring, on-boarding, developing, coaching and managing performance.

  • Provides direction to leadership of the different accounting functional areas in each business unit (billing, collections, accounts payable, general ledger, and payroll) to ensure that activities are carried-out in a timely and effective manner.

  • Oversees internal control processes across all business units within an area to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, including Sarbanes Oxley and all other statutory requirements.

  • Reviews reports to ensure that all internal and external reporting deadlines are met. Takes action to redirect area activities when performance does not meet targets.

  • Reviews financial statements and supporting documentation, including balance sheet account reconciliations, to ensure compliance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and company policies and procedures.

  • Provides decisional support and recommendations to the Area President as it relates to all facets financial reporting and business analysis.

  • Ensures that Division Controllers provide appropriate and accurate accounting support to the general manager and all departments within the business unit. This includes but is not limited to analytical support for pricing and profitability analysis, commercial and municipal bids, and any market development projects.

  • Coordinates the completion of budgets and forecasts and reviews for accuracy and completeness prior to submission to the region and corporate.

  • Directs and oversees the accounting for and tracking of capital expenditures, transfers and retirements.

  • Manages and provides necessary support to financial audits including internal audits, external audits and peer reviews.

  • Directs, reviews, and coordinates the monthly reporting of financial and statistical reports and information for the area. Ensures all periodic and on demand reports are completed and submitted accurately and timely.

  • Supports and controls the financial aspects of the municipal, acquisition and landfill development models for the area.

  • Ensures trained individuals are assigned responsibility for completion and submission of all financial filings and returns required by contractual agreements and government entities (e.g., tax filings, franchise, host and royalty fees).

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA) License.

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

  • The ability to professionally interact and influence the region, area and business unit leadership team as well as staff and customers to effectively accomplish goals in compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Must be able to demonstrate initiative to thoughtfully research and follow up on non-standard situations to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Must be able to effectively coach, mentor and train seasoned managers to meet performance expectations as described above.

  • Must be able to work through others to accomplish goals and objectives.

  • The ability to establish processes and procedures to ensure effective department workflow.

  • The ability to track, measure and manage performance.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently within a team environment.

  • Ability to complete projects and assignments with minimal direction from leadership.

  • An understanding of business unit operational functions and related needs and requirements and the ability identify issues, weigh options and provide effective counsel to support sound business decisions.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley 404, and compliance requirements of other financial statutes.

  • Knowledge of State and local statutory requirements that govern financial reporting and accounting.

  • Experience with Lawson accounting software.

  • Advanced skill level with Excel


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or a closely related field.

  • Minimum of 8 years of related professional level accounting or financial experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years managerial, supervisory or lead experience.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.