Job Description

Why Valvoline?

We’ve been in the car business for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first branded motor oil. Today, we’re a global leader in automotive services and lubricants, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and service excellence.


As we often say, it starts with all of our people — and that’s where you come in. We’re looking for humble, hungry and smart people to help us power the future of mobility. If you’re looking for a collaborative and flexible work environment that invests in your growth and success, you’ve come to the right place.


Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as an Associate Accountant. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents, and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Entry Level Accountant provides entry level support for network growth and other strategic initiatives of the Retail Services business as part of a strong accounting team. Partners closely with the business to provide accounting support for new acquisition and ground-up stores in the U.S. and Canada. Areas of responsibility are generally process-driven and require heavy oversight of a more experienced team member. In the role, you would be responsible for:


Fixed asset accounting responsibilities:

  • Perform fixed assets related tasks such as asset creations, additions, disposals, sales, transfers, and closures within SAP’s Fixed Asset Module
  • Execute monthly depreciation job and record monthly journal entries
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations within Blackline
  • Assist with preparing fixed assets reporting on a monthly / quarterly / annual basis
  • Update and maintain the SOPs/work instructions in case of any change or modification in procedures

Lease accounting responsibilities:

  • Review monthly lease activity and create new accounting schedules within the CoStar real estate system
  • Assist with recording monthly lease accounting journal entries (e.g., rent expense, rental income, lease assets / liabilities)
  • Prepare monthly and ad hoc lease reporting
  • Assist with troubleshooting and resolving lease questions and issues
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations using the Blackline system

Expected Risk Portfolio of Responsibility (routine versus judgmental):

  • Demonstrate ability to record, track and evaluate simple account balances and activity in straightforward areas within the Balance Sheet (e.g., fixed assets)
  • Ability to understand and follow company checklists regarding straight forward activities and policies (e.g., routine journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations)

Experience applying relevant regulatory frameworks:

  • Responsibility for straightforward, routine, and non-judgmental balance sheet accounts (e.g., depreciable long-lived assets) within a limited number of operational legal entities, including the preparation of reconciliations with sufficient and appropriate support
  • Ability to execute internal controls through the completion of established processes; including procedures performed in support of key controls over financial reporting

Individual is responsible for relationship development (internal, external, leadership, etc.):

  • Develop effective working relationships with manager and immediate team members supported
  • Draw on the technical knowledge of more experienced team members to support in providing direction, guidance and resolving issues
  • Support gathering of information for review in response to auditor and regulatory reporting needs, as requested

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in accounting or equivalent
  • Up to one year of relevant experience
  • Basic understanding of US GAAP, internal controls, and applicable local regulatory framework fundamentals in areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated attention to detailed processes and ability to accurately follow steps
  • Demonstrated ability to gather / validate data for relevance and complete straightforward analyses and calculations accurately
  • Ability to effectively manage time to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to communicate confidently in a clear, concise, and articulate manner – verbally and in written materials produced
  • Willingness to seek to understand individual work and how it supports regulatory requirements within the broader processes and organization and challenge situations that are unclear or appear unusual
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • CPA eligible (150 credits)

  • Chartered Accountant eligible

  • CPA / Chartered Accountant 

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)  
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.


Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.


The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.  Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process.  The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.


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