Process Improvement Accountant

Austin, Texas, United States
Corporate Functions


Posted: Dec 3, 2018
Role Number: 114302932
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Do you love thinking analytically? Are you passionate about using your financial knowledge to navigate complex challenges? Just as our customers find value in Apple products, the Finance group finds value for both Apple and its shareholders. As part of this group, you’ll play an integral role in ensuring our day-to-day financial health. You and your team will support Apple’s growth, both top and bottom line, by applying the same level of innovation toward financial matters as we do toward our products and services. Finance is essential to upholding our global dedication to excellence, and it is directly responsible for shaping the company’s future. Join us, and you’ll have an important role in continuing Apple’s legacy of efficiency and success. Apple’s Global Business Solutions (GBS) organization supports tens of thousands of Apple employees, customers and vendors on just about every topic under the sun. We offer advice and develop innovative solutions to challenging problems that come up all around the world. We are seeking a data savvy accountant to help drive improvements in reporting, systems and process across multiple accounting teams. This position is based in Austin, TX.

Key Qualifications

  • History of driving process improvement, system automation, and world class reporting
  • Strong accounting background
  • Self-motivated individual with high degree of judgment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Database development and administration, scripting, and/or data visualization experience required
  • Experience with SAP, Tableau, Automator, FileMaker, SQL, and advanced Excel skills preferred


• Analyze existing processes, identify automation opportunities, recommend and implement sustainable approaches and strategies • Partner with Information Systems & Technology, Record-to-Report, various finance teams to ensure processes are scalable and produce accurate results • Play integral role in monthly financial close process • Prepare journal entries, periodic reporting, and balance sheet reconciliations, participate in quarterly balance sheet reviews • Partner with global business teams and provide accounting support to Finished Goods Inventory, Intercompany, and General Ledger accounting teams • Contribute to the implementation of projects that impact the organization while ensuring compliance with US GAAP and company policy • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with company policy, SOX, and US GAAP

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required with minimum 3 years experience in a corporate accounting environment • CPA or MBA preferred

Additional Requirements