Director Accounting (AP) Remote Job

Acuity Brands

This is a Full-time position in Conyers, GA posted October 21, 2021.

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 Team
We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic leader responsible for the Accounts Payable team in a high-volume, manufacturing and technology environment.

The Director is responsible for implementing the vision, mission and department strategy that supports the company’s overall strategic goals and values.

This position is highly visible across the organization, with a priority of maintaining important vendor relationships in the Acuity Brands ecosystem that allows us to negotiate with an owner’s mindset and from a position of strength.
How You Will Contribute

Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure that Accounts Payable functions effectively support procurement of materials and services to satisfy customer demand
Partner with internal stakeholders to leverage vendor discounts, payment terms, rebates programs, and indirect spend (including Travel and Purchasing card administration)
Full cycle AP function as well as month-end sub-ledger close, balance sheet reconciliations reporting, supplier maintenance, and overall governance
Recommend and implement best practices that leverage technology and automation to standardize workflow and processes across multiple platforms
Reporting of AP metrics and other analytical information to the organization
Review and modification of internal control processes and procedures
Implement an effective & proactive communication strategy
Project management including systems & acquisition integration
Qualified Applicants Will Have

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or Related Field
7 – 10 years of progressive experience in Accounts Payable Management in a high-volume manufacturing environment
5 years of managerial experience
Previous experience leading and implementing integrations
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.

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