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Accountant Job

Job Classification:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Role:

We're seeking a talented and enthusiastic Senior Accountant to provide day-to-day accounting support for the finance shared services organization, complete monthly closing activities, and partner with internal and external customers to drive process improvement and, ultimately, towards improved financial results.


How you will contribute:

  • Lead the completion of the monthly financial close process for the finance team, including account reconciliations
  • Ensure accuracy of related accounting functions including recognition of revenue, accounting, and expense classification
  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements along with other analysis of performance and in monthly operational reviews
  • Work with Operational and Finance Partners to develop and implement countermeasures
  • Own the accrual reporting process and partner with the Finance team to ensure balances are reflected accurately.
  • Improve financial and operational processes utilizing ABS and ensure consistency and efficiency across processes.
  • Implement/Improve standard work and accounting control processes to assure completeness and auditability
  • Prepare and review operational key performance indicators (KPIs) for the respective finance group

What we are looking for in you:

  • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project and able to manage multiple requests at a time
  • Collaboration: Working well with a range of people from across the business
  • Analytical Skills: Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it; exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights
  • Problem Solving: Provides practical solutions to problems, able to use ABS tools to eliminate waste
  • Communication: Ability to communicate clearly across multiple channels of communication (verbal, email, PowerPoint).
  • Leadership: Navigates and leads the team through high-priority last minute requests and other high stress situations.

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • 2-3 years accounting experience
  • Conceptual understanding of US GAAP
  • MBA or CPA a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary Work


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  3642

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Accounting, Database, Business Process, CPA, MBA, Finance, Technology, Management

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