Transactional Accounting Manager

Accounting & Finance ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at Genuine Parts Company

Job Description 

The Transactional Accounting Manager will Lead a team of supervisors, staff accountants and specialists in providing timely and accurate processing of journal entries, cash postings, and asset management transactions. Coordinates the Month-End Close for the company and its subsidiaries. Ensures company/department objectives are carried out and implemented. The ability to resolve complex accounting issues, work under pressure and multitask is essential. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting and three to five years of experience. Prior supervisory experience required. CPA certified or exam eligible. Reports to Department Director. 

Primary Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Ensures financial statements are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records
  • Assists departments and subsidiaries with inquiries and research
  • Leads and engages and encourages a team to produce an accurate and quality product.
  • Analyzes the results of department metrics to ensure quality standards are met
  • Evaluates trends, identifies and investigates unusual or unexpected account variances
  • Generates daily and monthly reports to assist in above duties and prepares other management and statutory reports, as required
  • Makes recommendations to resolve issues and makes corrections, as necessary
  • Seeks opportunities to modify or enhance current processes and ensures processes are documented and up-to-date
  • Ensures targeted monthly deadlines are met
  • Performs other accounting research as needed
  • Interface with external/internal auditors in managing requests concerning processes and deliverables
  • Promotes teamwork between operational groups and financial departments
  • Assists the accounting team with monthly responsibilities
  • Performs and/or reviews account reconciliations, as needed 


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance combined with 3 – 5 years accounting/finance experience
  • Minimum on 3-5 years in supervisory experience
  • CPA or pursuing certification
  • Extensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures as relates to general ledger accounting
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Highly detail oriented and ability to multitask and meet assigned deadlines
  • Critical thinking skills with timely, effective decision making
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues, internal and external customers/clients of all professional levels
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with Excel
  • Strong work ethic and a team player


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.