Manager, Management Accounting

American Tire Distributors
Huntersville, North Carolina
May 14, 2024
May 24, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD's coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Cost Accounting , the Manager of Management Accounting is responsible for applying management and cost accounting principles and procedures throughout the organization's accounting cycle while also ensuring excellence in the Company's day-to-day financial accounting and reporting functions by assisting in developing, implementing, and maintaining departmental policies and procedures. This includes analyzing financial information, preparing accurate and timely financial reports and statements, and ensuring appropriate accounting control procedures. The Accounting Manager is also required to supervise while leveraging the strengths of the accounting team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Controls & Compliance Management
  • Ensure the accuracy of inventory accounting and valuation of inventory.
  • Analyze costing elements including, volume, price & mix as the drivers of gross margin.
  • Review inventory reserves for adequacy and lower of cost or market valuation.
  • Determine consistent inventory costing for a distribution and co-manufacturer within the US and Canada consistent with GAAP
  • Ensure accuracy of inventory capitalization methods
  • Maintain and review FIFO and Current Replacement cost methods as well as the potential implementation of standard costing
  • Work with inventory team to assist review of cycle count variances and Vendor Bonuses
  • Work with merchandising and inventory team to ensure accounting accuracy for Co-Operative Marketing Bonuses
  • Supervise the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company's automated financial systems.
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Prepare financial analysis of Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Margin on a period basis.
  • Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Ensure accuracy of financial reporting of inventory and Cost of Goods Sold.
  • Assist to improve the month-end accounting closing process including reconciliation of all general ledger accounts on the agreed timetable
  • Analyze financial information to provide recommendations about efficient use of resources and procedures and to solve business and financial problems.
  • Oversee and maintain reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to review journal entries for accuracy
  • Facilitate timely and accurate ad hoc reporting requirements including governmental census requirements, miscellaneous information requests from senior management and other functional departments/distribution centers.
  • Assist in the development and continued performance of a proper internal control environment around the general ledger function.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Prepare for and coordinate supporting documentation for financial audits.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits.
  • Partner with FP&A and Operations to help them understand their department's monthly financial results and assist them in developing their future forecasts and plans.
Process Improvement Management
  • Support the development of process improvements to ensure accurate and appropriate information, tools, and process frameworks are in place.
  • Advise management on actions needed to improve performance and/or controls.
  • Proactively work with the functional users to identify and implement process improvements.
  • Collaborate across functions to promote best practices as they relate to finance & accounting processes.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (Accounting or Finance)
  • Experience: Minimum 4 to 5 years of accounting experience in managerial or cost accounting
  • Certifications: Successful completion of certification exams (e.g., CPA, CMA, etc.)
  • Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills and experience accounting and reporting and analysis of data in large ERP systems (i.e. Oracle, SAP, etc.)
  • 3 plus Years of experience in manufacturing or distribution accounting

Candidate Skills and Competencies

  • Professional Accounting Standards, Requirements, and Procedures Understanding and Compliance
    • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of professional accounting standards, requirements, and procedures related to the business (e.g. GAAP).
    • Ensure the accuracy of financial transactions and reports.
    • Oversee that the department conforms to accounting standards, requirements, and procedures, and remediates issues in a timely manner.
    • Keep up to date with most current professional accounting standards, requirements, and procedures.
    • Assist in the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance
    • Evaluate and update the organization's accounting policies.
    • Serve as a subject-matter expert in the organization's accounting policies.
    • Anticipate potential risks or issues related to the organization's policies and develop a risk mitigation plan to accompany these issues.
    • Enforce compliance with organizational regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Managerial Accounting
    • Ensure proper disclosure of the organization's inventory reporting and serve as a subject-matter expert in accounting for inventory and costing.
    • Analyze organizational financial statements to assess the impact of different processes that support cost accounting and identify trends and areas of improvement.
    • Integrate or improve the organization's month-end closing activities.
  • Internal Control
    • Assist in the development, maintenance, and updating of fraud or error detection protocol.
    • Monitor employees who work with financial information or financial assets to ensure compliance with internal regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Systematically assemble pertinent organizational information for internal and external auditing processes.
    • Work with Internal Audit to develop internal auditing procedures or programs and address complex problems related to the audit plan.
    • Communicate with external auditors regarding any basic auditing queries.
    • Act in a manner to prevent error and fraud issues.
  • Financial Planning
    • Review departmental budgets for accuracy and process efficiency.
    • Collaborate with FP&A and business during the budgeting processes to achieve the organization's financial goals
    • Assess inconsistencies in the actual and budgeted spending and identify proactive programs to prevent them.
    • Review budget spending patterns to support financial resource management forecasting and the development of projected financial statements, related to the budgeted revenue and cost targets.
  • Data Analysis
    • Demonstrates strong understanding of analyzing metrics and data.
    • Identify appropriate metrics to assess initiatives.
    • Leverage existing tools to meet organizational needs.
    • Draw insightful conclusions, identify trends, and recognize patterns through data analysis
    • Connect insights generated from multiple data points to provide insightful recommendations and verifying significant estimates

Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel Required: Limited travel (
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations. Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person. All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

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