Sr. Accountant

The Garden Segment is seeking a Sr. Accountant to join the Accounting team based in Madison, GA. This position will be responsible for general ledger and month end responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, preparing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations as well as assisting with internal and external financial reporting; interfacing with external auditors, Corporate accounting and Garden business unit personnel; and assisting with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and financial statement disclosures for SEC filings.?

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets.?Please see our corporate web site for additional company information; all interested applicants must apply online at our ?careers? page ? www.central.com.


  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual journal entries and support for non-recurring accounting transactions, including intercompany transactions

  • Prepare account reconciliations and complete analytical reviews of balance sheet and income statement accounts to ensure the accuracy and validity of transactions

  • Provide support and guidance to the Business Unit Operations and the Finance team

  • Prepare special projects as requested by management

  • Provide support in both the external and SOX audits

  • Assist with establishing, implementing and documenting policies and procedures

  • Assist in the preparation of 10Q and 10K schedules

  • Provide support in the budget/forecast process


  • Bachelor?s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA a plus

  • 3+ years? experience in general accounting; manufacturing industry or CPG company required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel (Pivot tables and Vlookups), SAP or comparable ERP system strongly preferred; Hyperion a plus

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks as well as problem solve with the ability to work independently

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • High customer service orientation

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Ability to travel between company locations (10% travel required)

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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