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External Reporting Supervisor | 20E

Primary Location 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY NE, ATLANTA, Georgia - United States of America , 30328 Job ID R24015125

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Job Description:

The External Reporting Supervisor is responsible for supporting and maintaining the accounting and operational functionality for specified business groups. He/She monitors the corporate accounting process and prepares consolidated financial reports. He/She also assists with the preparation and review of annual budgets and forecasts. He/She assists in the research and documenting the appropriate accounting treatment of transactions based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

This position prepares documentation on accounting treatment for these technical issues.  He/she also works with external auditors to provide any requested information on these issues in the performance of their audit. The External Reporting Supervisor prepares accounting entries and documentation for several complex accounting areas.

The External Reporting Supervisor will primarily focus on the record to report functions for UPS’s Debt portfolio. This includes the review of monthly debt journals and the compilation of the Debt footnotes for SEC filings on a Quarterly and annual basis.

Other Duties:

  • Prepares and reviews updates to the company’s internal accounting policies and procedures manual, to ensure that accounting personnel in other parts of the company have access to current UPS accounting policies.
  • Provides updates to senior management on new and proposed accounting guidance, and the potential impact on the company.
  • Provides updates to senior management on new and proposed accounting guidance, and the potential impact on the company.
  • Coordinates with external auditors to ensure accuracy and completeness of filings.
  • Attends planning meetings with external actuarial providers and internal departments (e.g., Human Resources, etc.) to discuss annual planning.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Accounting Knowledge: Applies standard GAAP methods; makes recommendations to improve practices or procedures in compliance with GAAP.
  • Business, Financial, and Industry Knowledge: Considers industry and financial trends when making account decisions; understands critical aspects of business models and operating structures to provide input into decisions.
  • Establishes Metrics and Performance Tools: Uses the enterprise strategy to identify the key indicators of performance for individuals, departments, and/or groups; creates measures relevant to desired results; recommends methods for measurement (e.g., surveys, focus groups, observations, metrics, etc.).

Employee Type:


UPS is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Other Criteria:

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/nationalorigin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Basic Qualifications:

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer.