Share this Job
Apply now »

Senior 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 Position

Acuity Brands has an immediate opening for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Accountant to account for leases and other technical corporate accounting areas, prepare company-wide accounting policies, and support the preparation and timely submission of regulatory filings (10-Ks, 10-Qs, and 8-Ks). We expect this individual to partner with internal and external customers to drive process improvement and, ultimately, towards improved financial results.

How you will contribute:

  • Drive the accounting process for leases including monthly close procedures, preparing analyses of new leases, maintaining our lease accounting system, and reconciling lease accounts
  • Monthly and quarterly close procedures related to share-based compensation, deferred compensation, and other corporate charges (i.e. calculations, journal entries, reconciliations, and other necessary tasks)
  • Perform technical accounting research and draft accounting policies for company-wide application
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual SEC filings
  • Support internal and external auditors as well as performing control procedures
  • Consult across business functions on accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Implement/Improve standard work and accounting control processes to assure completeness and auditability
  • Address and resolve internal and external ad hoc requests from other departments and staff in a timely manner

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Master's degree in Accounting, or MBA
  • CPA license or currently pursuing license
  • 2-3 years of public/industry accounting experience – Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of public accounting experience with Big 4 firms or similar
  • Public experience preferably with SEC clients
  • Industry experience should have a focus on technical accounting
  • Computer Literate –Strong Excel skills and the ability to use Outlook and Word


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. 

Please click here and here for more information.


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. 


Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  2328

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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

Apply now »