Franchise Contracts Accounting Supervisor

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Under the supervision of Senior Mgr., OTC Revenue Shared Services, and, in conjunction with IBM outsourced resources and internal CKE resources, the Franchise Contracts Accounting Supervisor is responsible for:

-        maintaining the contracts module of the CKE ERP system which is a key tool in driving periodic revenue recognition related to franchise and development fee obligations

-        delivering continuous optimization of franchise revenue processes  



May perform any or all of the following duties:

        Coordinate with Franchise Administration team to ensure all contracts including, but not limited to, franchise agreements and development agreements, are entered into PeopleSoft timely, completely and accurately

        Coordinate with OTC department to answer questions and resolve issues related to franchise deposits and other contract-related accounting matters

        Ensure accurate and timely periodic close activities

        Refine and enhance processes for contracts module in ERP system; expand usage of ERP capabilities to reduce manual work

        Analyze trends and fluctuations in franchise revenue to identify unexpected variances and support management in explaining fluctuations of actual results as compared to budget and forecast

        Prepare quarterly Balance Sheet and Income Statement analytics as it relates to franchise-related accounts

        Preparation of requests for management for internal and external financial reporting needs and for internal and external auditors

        Ensure that accounting policies and procedures and internal controls are consistently followed

        Participate in the identification, selection and implementation of appropriate accounting policies, procedures and internal controls; support SOX 404 monitoring requirements

        Project assignments

        Value efficiency and work to streamline processes

        Identify opportunities for process improvements and operational and capital savings

        Support strategic initiatives of the Company while preserving the integrity of the financial information and internal controls

        Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned in response to changing business conditions and/or requirements, for example, the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard and ensuring Company is compliant with respect to franchise revenues



        Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required

        Minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting, finance or related field required

        Public accounting experience a plus

        Familiarity with ERP systems preferred

        Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and communication skills

        Must possess strong analytical and organizational skills

        Proven ability to identify and implement process improvement capabilities required

        Must demonstrate strong work ethic; position requires commitment to seeing duties completed at highest standard of quality

        Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office programs especially Word, Excel, and Outlook

        Able to work efficiently and effectively, both in teams and independently

        Ability to use independent thinking and professional judgment

        Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances and environment, strong organizational skills and attention to detail


        Corporate Office fast paced and demanding environment


        Regular interaction with internal partners in person, by phone and/or electronic communications

        Sitting for extended periods of time, using telephone, typing and/or operating a computer and/or mouse

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