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Manager, Finance Services II

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-21918

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for the financial reporting and analysis of expenses (operating, marketing and capital) for The McDonald Division (International business units and Global functions). Primary duties include coordinating, consolidating and analyzing annual budgets, rolling estimates and actual expenses. This will involve working closely with TMD field based finance associates and TMD global function leaders and team members. Also, this position will perform periodic ad hoc financial analysis for senior management as requested and on a proactive basis to understand and optimize the utilization of global resources. It also will work closely with KO Corporate Finance to ensure timely and accurate compliance with Company reporting requirements and internal controls. This position will also be responsible for managing the global SEC Certification process, analysis of global initiatives, capital project analysis and operational finance support of the TMD controller function. Also, this position will interact and collaborate with TMD Global function teams to ensure alignment on key financial and other business measures.

Function Specific Activities:

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Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Review Year-to-Date and latest month actual performance data (e.g., operating and marketing expenses) from the company finance systems (e.g. SAP, MEM, HFC/Hyperion) in order to ensure accounting transactions are recorded properly and financial reporting for the function is accurate.
  • Work with Global Function teams to ensure downhill estimates are accurate. Support the annual business plan process with data analytics and financial reporting for business insights and decision making.
  • Identifying causes of significant or unusual business trends and variances by conducting research (e.g., run reports, run queries) via internal function meetings, data verification, and/or transaction level research, etc. 
  • Prepare variance analysis (e.g., expenses) versus various periods (e.g., Business Plan, YTD actual results, prior rolling estimate, prior year actual).
  • Develop action plans to resolve variances during rolling estimate process by working with cross-functional teams.
  • Identifying, assessing and following up financial risks, opportunities, and/or other pending items discussed during prior month's rolling estimate, operating meetings or other sources to determine impact on current rolling estimate and to provide management with the best thinking of potential performance against targets
  • Communicating and interpreting rolling estimate results and recommended scenarios to appropriate level of management providing additional perspective on implications, risks, opportunities and trends, including reaching agreement on rolling estimate.
  • Performing balance sheet review (e.g., check accounting methodology, reasonableness, propriety of information) to attest the accuracy of financial records and compliance with accounting standards and policies prior to distribution.
  • Participate in operating meetings (e.g., TMD Function meetings, Finance meetings) to gain an understanding of operating environment and business needs.
  • Lead or participate in Operational Financial related projects that are determined throughout the year as initiatives to drive higher productivity within The McDonald's Division. Leads training of Financial systems & processes and provide troubleshoot advice with problems that may arise.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to TMD International Finance team as it relates to coordinating TMD's internal monthly standard & ad-hoc reports.  Serve as the SME for all accounting questions and financial reporting for TMD Global functions and International BU's.  Work collaboratively with KO Global Finance Operations, and the broader Controller's Group to ensure all reporting is adequate.

Education:

Minimum requirement

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting.
  • CPA/MBA preferred.

Related Work Experience:

  • 5 - 7 years work experience.
  • Work experience in accounting, auditing or finance disciplines is a must.
  • Candidate must have a strong client/customer centric focus, a collaborative team mindset and be able to adapt quickly as business needs change.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail is critical. 
  • Technical accounting (GAAP) & analytical skills;
  • Strong Excel Skills. 
  • Strong system skills needed (HFC/Hyperion/SAP, etc.)

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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