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Title:  Manager, Accounting Operations

Req ID:  2155
Job Category:  Accounting & Finance

Doraville, GA, US, 30360

Dare to Dream!


At Serta Simmons Bedding, we dare to dream and work differently. We’re proud to be one of the largest bedding manufacturers in North America and lead the way with our iconic brands - Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


When you join our company, you become part of winning team that is excited and committed to helping our customers get a good night’s sleep.


Fueled by care for our people and their safety, we provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, and employee perks, and most importantly, the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers.


What You'll Do:


The Accounting Manager, Operations is a key position at Serta Simmons Bedding on the Accounting Shared Service team. The position provides a unique opportunity to grow your career by deepening your cost accounting and management skills while also utilizing your technical knowledge to provide accounting guidance to not only your team, but various plants, finance, and business operations partners as well. The position is responsible for managing the execution of accounting processes for several critical areas for the Business including Inventory, Sales, Royalties, Freight, Accounts Payable Accruals, Plant & Operational spend, and related controllership compliance reporting. The position reports to the Director, General Accounting and coordinates the daily activities of the operational team to accurately record the financial transactions generated by business activities.  


The Accounting Manager, Operations supports Regional Management with timely financial reporting information and analysis, as required. The Manager works closely with partners in the organization in the development, implementation and maintenance of accounting policies, procedures and controls related to the operational accounting area. The position also plays a crucial role in implementing system enhancements to streamline current processes and will have opportunities to participate in special cross functional projects.


The ideal candidate possesses exceptional leadership capabilities, solid operational and technical accounting background and works proactively to drive results. The candidate is a self-starter who balances flexibility with a high level of integrity. Our environment often calls for the ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment while supporting the team. Success comes with being action and goal-oriented with a team-oriented approach while constantly fostering a collaborative environment.  


How You'll Do It:


  • Manage a dynamic team of two Operational Staff and two Senior Accountants in the performance of assigned accounting areas including training, development, and performance management of the team to consistently meet deadlines and kpi metrics
  • Review monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting deliverables, including, but not limited to, journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Use financial and accounting experience and acumen to analyze and interpret data to make any recommendations on possible courses of action as appropriate
  • Ensure all financial transactions are properly recorded with sufficient documentation to support the business purpose of the transactions
  • Review and enhance the monthly balance sheet account reconciliations on an ad-hoc basis and assist staff in researching differences
  • Drive standardization across financial processes of the regions and operations
  • Coordinate with department management to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures; recommend improvements to policies as appropriate
  • Provide timely and accurate financial information and analysis to support both internal and external reporting
  • Support Operations Finance and FP&A reporting as required
  • Ensure change directives are implemented at the shared services center
  • Understand and execute internal controls related to accountabilities; proactively seek opportunities to strengthen internal controls
  • Support external and internal audit requirements
  • Partner with FP&A, Financial Reporting, Plant Controllers, A/R & A/P Accounting Shared Services and/or Global Licensing groups to ensure that the business accounting needs are being met
  • Support regional management with financial analysis as required
  • Ensure agreed upon Service Level Agreements are met
  • Ad-hoc tasks and/or projects as necessary


What You'll Bring:


  • BA / BS degree in Accounting or Finance
  • A minimum of 5 years accounting experience, with at least 2 years in public accounting
  • Professional accountancy certification such as CPA, CIMA, ACCA, ACA
  • Consistent, demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting, GAAP procedures and SOX controllership
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred


Come Dream With Us!


When you join Serta Simmons Bedding, you become part of our 220-year legacy of sleep solutions with endless opportunities to impact our future for centuries to come.


Once you’re here, you’ll be part of a winning company that invests and supports our team members’ career journeys.  We offer competitive benefits, job training, learning and development, and other employee perks such as our employee discount on all products.



Serta Simmons Bedding is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a Drug-Free Working Environment.  It is committed to not discriminating and treating all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta