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Lead Accountant - Philadelphia, PA

Working at Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages LLC is all about pursuing a career not just a job.  Discover what it means to be energized by a multitude of possibilities and a dynamic team.

About Liberty

The Lead Accountant is responsible for assistance with the monthly SAP close process and consolidated financial reporting. The Lead Accountant is also responsible for analysis and report preparation, assistance with external audit, assistance with tax compliance, and assistance with the annual budgeting process. The position is located at the company’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.


  • Responsible for certain functions of the monthly close process.
  • Preparation of certain monthly journal entries.
  • Review of prepared (by shared service function) monthly account reconciliations and exposure reports.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP enough to research, determine, and document proper treatment of new codification.
  • Lead financial statement preparation and internal management reporting.
  • Analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results comparing against key performance indicators such as Plan, historical results, and other specified benchmarks.


Responsibilities Continued

  • Assistance with coordinating the annual external audit process, quarterly tax estimates, and preparation of various analyses required by the assurance and tax teams.
  • Coordination of the completion of government and various other regulatory filings (census filings, manufacturing reports, business licenses, corporation annual reports).
  • Responsible for the capital asset lifecycle (WBS element, approval workflow tool management, and proper settlement of projects to the Fixed Asset Sub Ledger).
  • Development and presentation of recommendations for continuous improvement of processes.
  • Ability to coach, develop, and manage a small accounting staff.
  • Help document standard operating procedures, as necessary.
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.


In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.



The Lead Accountant will be an accomplished accounting professional with proven financial and financial-systems skills, solid business acumen and leadership ability. Additionally, the candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Prefer minimum of 5-8 years of corporate accounting experience or combination of public accounting and industry experience.
  • CPA required
  • Experience with a manufacturing, retail, or consumer packaged goods company would be preferred, but is not required.
  • Excellent general accounting skills, thorough working knowledge of US GAAP standards, and ability to research and document accounting issues.
  • Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports to management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word).



Qualifications Continued

Personality and Cultural Success Factors

The Lead Accountant must also possess the following traits:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well as part of a corporate accounting and finance team.
  • Strong aptitude for reporting systems and desire for process improvements required.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and take initiative in resolving problems and making recommendations.
  • Must be highly disciplined, results-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Strong organization skills. Ability to organize complex projects, manage multiple tasks, and meet established deadlines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Highest level of integrity.

Additional Information

The Lead Accountant position offers the right candidate an exciting and challenging opportunity. Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages (LCCB) strives to develop a culture in which all employees feel ownership in what they do, and continually work to improve the business. LCCB is looking for a hard-working, hands-on accounting professional to join its team and contribute to its continued success, with opportunity for professional growth within the finance and accounting department.

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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia