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Republic Services Assistant Division Controller in Sun Valley, California

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. 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 strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

POSITION SUMMARY: With limited direction and a thorough understanding of accounting principles, the Assistant Division Controller assists the Business Unit Finance Manager in managing the accounting workflow, providing accounting direction and analytical support to division management. This includes providing direction and acting as a resource to accounting and general administrative staff to ensure complete, accurate, and timely work.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs complex accounting activities to record, analyze and monitor financial information.

  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts.

  • Prepares and reviews required supporting documentation and financial statements to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and Company policies and procedures.

  • Assists the Business Unit Finance Manager in the management of accounting personnel. Provides direction to the different accounting functional areas (invoice processing, billing, cash receipts, work order processing, credit analysis, receivable collections, month-end close, journal entries, statistical data, and payroll).

  • Assists the Business Unit Finance Manager in the management of the accounting workflow across all division departments (sales, customer service, operations, HR, etc.). Ensures there are proper internal controls in place including compliance with Company policies and procedures, Sarbanes Oxley and all other statutory requirements.

  • Ensures that all internal and external reporting deadlines are met.

  • May provide accounting assistance and support to the corporate and/or area leadership as necessary.

  • Assists the Business Unit Finance Manager with pricing and profitability analysis, commercial and municipal bids, and any market development projects.

  • Supports the Business Unit Finance Manager during the annual budget and interim forecasting process and assists with analytical review.

  • Supports the accounting aspects of capital expenditures, transfers and retirements.

  • Assists with periodic financial audits including internal audits, external audits and peer reviews.

  • Provides support and responds to information requests from corporate (accounting, tax, treasury, IT, HR, sales, environmental compliance, legal, etc.) as well as area field financial management as required.

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

  • 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 others 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.

  • Have MS Excel skills at an advanced skill level.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to complete projects and assignments with minimal direction.

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

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

  • Experience with Lawson accounting software.

  • MBA and/or Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license.

  • Supervisory or lead experience at a progressively responsible level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field of study.

  • Minimum of 3 years related accounting or financial 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).

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, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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.

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.

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