Compass Group, North America Accounting Manager in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

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As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states. Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!

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Job Summary

Compass Group, the world’s leading contract foodservice company, has a Great Opportunity for career development and growth here at its North America headquarters in Charlotte, NC as an Accounting Manager.


  • Responsible for direct management of a team of accountants in support of contractual obligations within sector operations including, but not limited to:

o Hiring, training, development of associates

o Management and measurement of day-to-day performance to expectations

o Communicating, reviewing, and tracking KPIs and annual appraisals

  • Responsible for policy creation in regard to client commitments, commissions, profit splits and the accounting for such

  • Responsible for contract interpretation and decision making to ensure compliance to contract terms and commitments including investments, commissions, profit splits etc.

  • Partner with internal departments such as Corporate Accounting, Legal, Strategic Analytics, Technical Accounting & Audit, etc., as well as Field Finance and Operations management

  • Use all available tools to maintain highest degree of internal control possible

  • Analyze profit and loss statement and balance sheet for possible mis-statement/defalcation

  • Conduct a monthly detailed review of all balance sheet accounts, escalating any major issues to management and the field to help mitigate financial risk for the company

  • Verify all entries are made in accordance with IFRS and GAAP, Group Accounting Manual, Field Accounting Standards and any specific contractual terms

  • Oversee the accounting close process each period

  • Ensure fulfillment of Service Level Agreements to the field and other internal customers

  • Communicate with/train field personnel on accounting policies and procedures

  • Ad hoc reporting and projects as needed

  • Execute and support change management and share best practices across all Field Accounting

  • Continuously seek out possibilities to improve processes and increase efficiencies utilizing all available technologies

  • Be an active, contributing member of the Field Accounting Management Team


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required

  • MBA or CPA Preferred

  • 5 years of accounting experience with 3 years of supervisory experience

  • 2+ years Field Accounting experience preferred

  • Exceptional customer service skills and a positive can-do attitude are critical

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all organizational levels

  • Strong organization and planning skills

  • Excellent problem-solving, process improvement and analytical skills

  • Ability to be flexible in a changing environment and to handle multiple tasks.

  • Initiative, and a passion for Field Accounting

Apply to Compass Group today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

*Req ID: * 239409

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