Sr. Lease Accountant
Chicago, Illinois, US
Company: McDonald s
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-11-11T20:58:46.000000Z
Refer A Friend Company Description McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. As the global leader in the food service industry, our legacy of innovation and hard work continues to drive us. From drive thru updates to delivery to mobile order and pay, we are innovating quickly and growing. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world. At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements - check them out here! While most of us are working remote during COVID-19, we're excited to get back to our state-of-the-art headquarters in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago! It's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration: Take a class at Hamburger University Sample future items in our Test Kitchen Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. We are interested in people who enhance our company culture: Does this role interest you? We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement! Job Description GBS Finance – North America records and reports on real estate transactions for over 2,000 franchisees and more than 15,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. We are responsible for the calculation and billing of rents and service fees to franchisees and tenants, all lease related and real estate tax payment and accounting activities, and construction project and fixed asset accounting processes. Responsibilities: Review the work of and support team in preparing monthly, quarterly & annual reconciliations and reporting as well as monthly close responsibilities. This includes reviewing Tririga work for finance approval as well as proper accounting treatment in alignment with FASB regulations. Provide support to other GBS locations and partners as well as worldwide markets involved in Tririga implementations. Reviewing processes and procedures to ensure compliance with all Sox and McDonald’s internal controls. Participate & supervise team for quarterly & annual financial statement audits with internal and external auditors. Remove operational barriers & support team in resolving accounting and IT issues. Provide recommendations to improve accounting processes and procedures. Supports team in the execution of GBS continuous improvement strategy. Hires, trains, develops and motivates accounting staff. Cultivate strong relationships with accounting staff, key customers, business partners and stakeholders. Share responsibility for the supervision of US accounting processes through preparation of operational metrics for leadership. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance At least 2 years of qualifying accounting work experience (focus on lease accounting a plus). Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a strong customer experience focus, to lead discussions with franchisees when applicable. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to understand and present variances with accounts. Continuous improvement mindset to enhance processes and maximize productivity. Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, and Power Point, with knowledge of Oracle and TRIRIGA a plus. Prior Supervisory Experience is very helpful as this role will assume direct reports in the future. Additional Information McDonald’s is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs. 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