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Manager, Finance Services - I OPEX COE

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-12567

Position Overview:

The Operating Expenses Center of Excellence (OPEX COE) provides critical financial support and expertise to the North America organization by leveraging best practices, collaboration tools and capabilities to efficiently and effectively manage operating expenditures. The Operating Expenses Center of Excellence (OPEX COE) currently provides management and stewardship to the North America Enabling Functions, USA Operations also partners with other The Coca-Cola Company organizations as appropriate. The Center of Excellence also manages North America Group corporate charges, annual incentive payments, restructuring and one-time costs in collaboration with key business partners across The Coca-Cola Company system.

The Financial Services Manager, I - Operating Expenses Center of Excellence will be responsible for managing operating expenditures for assigned North America Enabling Functions as well as Group and Corporate Chargebacks providing general finance and accounting guidance to client groups as appropriate.

Function Specific Activities:

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Annual Business Plan development in collaboration with ongoing client management routines
  • Monthly rolling estimate management which includes providing critical performance insights and RE recommendations to clientele
  • Performance management reporting and analysis (actuals versus plan, rolling estimate and prior year variance analysis and narrative results submissions)
  • Ongoing Risks and Opportunities management and performance of rigorous mitigation analysis for client recommendation and action
  • Client training and education on standard operating procedures, procurement and operating disbursement best practices as well as enforcement of internal control requirements
  • Evaluation of current processes to drive OE principles for standardization and simplification
  • Financial Systems Management for business plan and rolling estimate deliverables within the BPC reporting platform
  • Management of the annual capital planning process on behalf of client groups as well as development and submission of RFAs for approved capital projects



  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Related field; CPA or MBA preferred

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 5 - 7 years of progressive experience in Accounting or Finance related roles
  • Strong budget portfolio management skills across
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and data mining experience needed to synthesize trends and communicate insights to clients and Finance management
  • Prior experience and exposure to the month end close and rolling estimate process for Corporate and/or North America a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence a broad client base across Finance and Business
  • Strong understanding of internal controls and compliance requirements
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively to various levels of associates across the organization

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

5-7 Years Experience

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do 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. Apply
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