Division Accountant

$58,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • Republic Services
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Apr 17, 2024
Full time Accounting

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  With general direction, utilizing an understanding of accounting principles, the Division Accountant performs accounting activities to record, analyze and monitor financial information. The Division Accountant prepares financial reports in a manner that ensures accuracy and compliance with company accounting policies. The Division Accountant may act as a resource for accounting and general administrative staff and is responsible for a broad array of accounting duties.


  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare journal entries and document business transactions. Prepares monthly and quarterly operational performance reports. In doing so, utilizes discretion and judgment as to matters of significance.

  • Assists the Business Unit Finance Manager in ensuring there are proper internal controls in place including compliance with company policies and procedures, Sarbanes Oxley and all other statutory requirements. In doing so, utilizes discretion and judgment as to matters of significance.

  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts and statistical data and fully analyses financial statements in accordance with GAAP and company policy.

  • May assist the Business Unit Finance Manager in the management of accounting personnel. May provide 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).

  • 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 region and area field financial management as required.

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


  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).

  • Have MS Excel skills at an intermediate level.

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

  • Effective and professional interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to complete projects and assignments with minimal supervision.

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

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

  • Experience with general ledger software and other programs consistently used in industry.

  • Experience with accounting software and other programs consistently used in industry.

  • CPA designation. 


  • 2 or more years in the Finance, Accounting or related field.