|Chief Accounting Officer|
Company: Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
Location: Tucker, GA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/16/2020
Expire Date: 08/16/2020
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing
Chief Accounting Officer|
At GMS, we are seeking a highly skilled, experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) to join our
organization. In this executive level position, you will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will
oversee and lead the day-to-day operations of the accounting, tax, financial reporting/technical
accounting and audit departments, delegating work and ensuring the team maintains compliance with
all laws and accounting policies. A proven senior leader, the ideal candidate will engage the
organization in structured, systemic continuous improvement, driving the organization toward increased
efficiency and best practice in processes and systems. An effective communicator, the CAO will
successfully ensure alignment and clarity of understanding across all levels of the organization, from the
Board of Directors to 3rd party partners, to leaders in field operations.
-Direct and lead accounting teams in the development, implementation and oversight of companywide
accounting policies and controls consistent with SEC, US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
-Advise the CFO, members of the leadership team and Board of Directors on strategic accounting
issues and opportunities. Develop a keen understanding of GMS’ business strategy in order to
enable growth of the business.
-Provide the strategic vision, tactical execution and leadership necessary to enable and enhance the
company’s operations and growth initiatives, leveraging innovative, best-in-class accounting
-Continue to develop a strong, effective and respected accounting organization. Ensure that the team
operates as a true business partner by being proactive with its internal customers in the field.
-Recruit, manage, coach and develop all accounting, tax, financial reporting and audit team
-Develop a clear vision and view of long-term capabilities required to transform the corporate and
regional accounting functions to best enable business success.
-Provide thought leadership and program execution to drive process improvements, reduce costs
and increase effectiveness.
-Prepare and update financial records and monitor all bookkeeping to ensure accuracy; lead month-,
quarter- and year-end financial processes.
-Serve as a principle liaison with the Company’s external auditors to ensure a smooth annual and
quarterly financial statement audit.
-Oversee internal and external audits and make recommendations and changes to processes to drive
-Participate in and support acquisition accounting and analysis, with a focus on the early
identification and communication transaction accounting and tax planning.
-Engage with external stakeholders; act as a liaison to outside auditors and tax advisors; represent
the accounting organization with the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee.
-Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; MBA highly desirable; CPA certification
-15+ years of experience in audit/finance/technical accounting with 5+ years in a senior financial
leadership position; Prior experience in public accounting/assurance preferred.
-In-depth knowledge of public-company financial activities, policies and processes, including multicurrency
consolidations, SEC reporting, and Sarbanes-Oxley
-Experience managing international accounting functions at both a corporate and a business unitlevel
for a multi-national publicly traded company, including consolidating US and non-US financial
to the corporate level
-A proven initiator, innovator and influencer, driving change, improving processes, and providing
sound solutions to both complex and routine business issues
-Change and project management experience with effectiveness in leadership and management of
accounting process and system optimization
-Ability to handle multiple priorities under tight deadlines and with attention to detail in a fast-paced
and growth-oriented environment
-Solid understanding of Federal, state and local tax compliance and planning; proven experience
driving rate optimization strategies
-Advanced knowledge of professional accounting / ERP information systems; Effective in utilizing IT
as a strategic enabler to improvement.
-Extensive business experience and strategic and analytical knowledge and abilities
-Outstanding written and oral communication skills with experience presenting to audit committees
and other internal and external decision makers
-Must have the ability to travel 25%
Company Name: Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc. (NYSE: GMS) is the largest North American specialty distributor of interior building products. The company’s product offerings of wallboard, ceilings and complementary interior construction products are designed to provide a comprehensive solution for its core customer, the interior contractor who installs these products in commercial and residential buildings. As a leading specialty distributor, GMS serves as a critical link between its suppliers and a highly fragmented customer base of over 20,000 contractors. The company’s operating model combines a national platform with a local go-to-market strategy, enabling GMS to generate economies of scale while maintaining the high service levels, entrepreneurial culture and customer intimacy of a local business. Founded in 1971, GMS operates a national network of over 250 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada and provides a one-stop-shop for all customers. The Yard Support Center in Tucker, Georgia serves each GMS location, providing the support needed to enable them to continue their outstanding service to contractors and builders in their local communities. GMS has continued to grow through organic growth and acquisitions. The company completed five acquisitions and added ten new locations in fiscal 2018; it also completed three business acquisitions and eight greenfield openings during fiscal 2019. This included the strategic acquisition of WSB Titan, which increased GMS’ scale and footprint in North America, provided a leadership entry into the Canadian market and created a well-balanced platform for long-term growth.