Finance and Accounting Leadership Program - Remote (Atlanta, GA Location)
Company: Acuity Brands
Posted on: November 17, 2022
We Light the Way!
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial
technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces
and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands
Lighting and Lighting Controls ("ABL") and the Intelligent Spaces
Group ("ISG"), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products
and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and
connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative
new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls,
building management systems, and location-aware applications.
Are you a driven and talented individual looking for the place to
do your best work while developing into an impactful leader? Look
no further than the Acuity Brands Leadership Program!
The Acuity Brands Finance Leadership Program is a two-year
rotational experience designed to develop high-potential candidates
into finance leaders through hands-on experiences that synergize
participants' strengths with the needs of the business. Each
Finance Leadership Program Specialist spends their first 18-24
months of employment rotating every 6 months within the finance
department to ensure that graduates of the program are prepared to
succeed in all aspects of their field. The purposeful design of
each rotation is to provide participants with opportunities to
develop their business acumen, leadership skills, and proficiency
in specialized skillsets within finance. Upon graduation from the
Leadership Program, participants will have a clear understanding of
how they fit into the larger company strategy and will have
developed the necessary skillsets to become a future leader at
The Leadership Program has start dates in January and July of
This position is considered remote, but we ask that you are willing
to relocate to the Atlanta, GA area as necessary to allow for
greater in-person opportunities.
Some Of These Activities Include
Along with the valuable knowledge gained within the rotations,
recent graduates will participate in activities to enhance business
acumen and personal growth.
- Specialized onboarding for all participants to ensure
integration to the organization and program
- A one-on-one mentorship from a finance leader to serve as a
mentor for the duration of the program and beyond
- Quarterly Leadership Program Summits focused on providing all
participants, regardless of the program discipline, with an
in-depth understanding of the business
- Social and networking events to help forge connections with
both peers and leaders across the business
- Frequent opportunities to come together with program peers to
learn about various business processes and initiatives
- Leadership report-out meetings to share your rotational
learnings as well as performance reviews aimed at identifying
strengths and areas for growth
Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
While specific projects are determined by business needs the need
of the business, each Leadership Program has a set of "functional
requirements" to ensure that all participants have similar learning
objectives. All Finance Program Specialists will rotate into three
of the following:
- Enabling Finance
- Sales Finance
- Supply Chain Finance
- Product Finance
- Technical Operations Finance
- Cost Accounting
Additionally, With The Remaining Rotations, We Will Connect With
The Interests Of The Individual With Our Current Business Needs To
Explore Such Areas As
- Investor Relations
- Business Intelligence
With time being the only constrained resource, we strive to create
the place where you can work with your manager to get the
flexibility you need to balance your commitments - personal, work,
customer, health, family, and everything else. Our focus is on the
results you deliver- not formal, rigid work schedules.
So, We Offer
- Flexible workdays - Some work needs to happen between certain
times, and some work doesn't.
- Flexible Time Off - Take the amount of time you need. We are
focused on results.
- Paid Parental Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave - Parents
can take up to 4 weeks (or 160 hours) of paid leave for the birth
or adoption of a child. The birthing parent receives up to 13 weeks
of leave at 100% of your regular salary.
- Home Office Allowances - Monthly stipends to help cover the
things that make it easier to work remotely.
- Wellness programs - Our holistic benefits plans include
healthcare, financial heath, mental health, legal plans, tuition
reimbursement, and more.
- Opportunities to connect and grow - Join one of our employee
resources groups to support your professional aspirations and get
linked with a community that shares your interests.
Education (minimum Education Required)
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Preferred Education (i.e. Type Of Degree)
Bachelor of Arts in Finance or Accounting
Experience (minimum Experience Required)
- 0 to 2 years of applicable work experience
- Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
The Best Candidates Are
Preferred Experience (i.e. industry experience)
- Proven innovative problem-solvers
- Agents for change
- Experienced leaders of people and processes
- Excellent with time management
- Comfortable with taking initiative
- Excellent written and verbal communicators
- Champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Sedentary Work
We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a
Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!
We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability,
pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic
information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: As an equal
opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing
reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified
individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have
difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an
accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000. Please clearly
indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what
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an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address,
directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume
database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands
will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of
an unsolicited resume.
Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has
submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency
free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an
approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate
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