Entry Level Accountant- French Speaker at McDonald's Technology

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Company Description

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s, but to build a better McDonald’s.

We are moving fast and are adding to our best-in-class team. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world. We are customer obsessed, committed to being leaders, and believe we are better when we work together. Over the last couple years, we’ve launched home delivery, modernized our restaurant experience through digital enhancements and have so much more to come.

We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From ambitious recycling initiatives and balanced sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we are constantly improving. We see every single day as a chance to have a genuine impact on our customers, our people and our partners.

Our new, state-of-the-art headquarters is located in the booming West Loop area in the heart of downtown Chicago. It's set up to be a global hub that cultivates innovation. Take a class at Hamburger University, sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen, and utilize the latest technology to communicate with your team around the globe! Our office helps us connect with each other like never before. Participate in monthly organized events, enjoy massive outdoor spaces, an 8000 square foot gym, and an onsite McDonald's serving international favorites. Needless to say, you’ll be lovin’ it here!

Job Description

Real Estate & Franchisee Accounting (REF) processes transactions for over 2,000 operators and more than 15,000 Restaurants in North America. REF also helps account for and manages over $10 billion in fixed assets. REF is responsible for the billing and collection of rents and service fees, as well as the construction payment and related fixed asset accounting processes. REF provides lease and contract accounting services, and supports the North American Agenda initiatives. Key customers include the Finance and Development Teams, the Controller Groups, Franchising, and Legal.

This position is responsible for the Franchise & McOpCo leases and maintaining accounts receivable for a designated region in Canada.

  • Specific Tasks includes but are not limited to:
  • Setting rents for new restaurants, rebuilds, rewrites, and changes in ownership.
  • Completing franchisee financial assistance requests, sales reporting and reconciling accounts receivable and other assigned general ledger accounts.
  • Month End close responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Associates’ degree in Accounting or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in an accounting or related field
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing data
  • 2+ years of customer service experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field (preferred)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask with tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Customer Service Orientation
  • Flexibility for a changing environment
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and an ERP system

Additional Information

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