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UPS External Reporting Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary

The External Reporting Manager is responsible for managing the accounting and reporting processes associated with Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions. The incumbent assists in researching and documenting the appropriate accounting treatment of transactions based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This position manages others within the department.


  • Manages project plan to ensure completion of all required tasks and addresses project risk appropriately

  • 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

  • Works cross-functionally throughout M&A life-cycle to ensure financial statement accuracy

  • Provides updates to senior management for project status and accounting impacts associated with M&A transactions

  • Identifies and prepares US GAAP required accounting entries and SEC disclosures as a result of M&A transaction activity

  • Provides supporting documentation and other materials to the external auditors in conjunction with the completion of their required audits

  • Works cross-functionally with various accounting and non-accounting departments to identify and address transaction impacts to financial statements

  • Performs accounting research for technical issues to ensure Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other statutory filings comply with GAAP, SEC disclosure requirements and related guidance

  • Documents accounting treatment for the technical issues

  • Prepares accounting entries and documentation for several complex accounting areas as it pertains to M&A transactions


  • Applies standard GAAP methods; makes recommendations to improve practices or procedures in compliance with GAAP

  • Considers industry and financial trends when making account decisions; understands critical aspects of business models and operating structures to provide input into decisions

  • 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.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or internationally comparable degree) in Accounting or Finance

  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Experience with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing and reporting

  • Experience working in a Public Accounting Firm

  • Experience with acquisition and divestiture accounting

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


Category: Accounting and Finance

Requisition Number: 271629

Location: Atlanta,Georgia