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 a Property 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 Property Accountant supports 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 require some interpretation / decision making of increasing complexity. The Property Accountant also coaches less experienced team members to execute their areas of responsibility and provides review feedback. In the role, you would be responsible for:


Fixed asset accounting responsibilities:

  • Oversee and perform fixed assets related tasks such as asset creations, additions, disposals, sales, transfers, and closures within SAP’s Fixed Asset Module
  • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts and work with the business to close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed
  • Review and record monthly journal entries
  • Review and prepare fixed assets reporting on a monthly / quarterly / annual basis
  • Create and monitor a system of controls, procedures, and forms for the recording of fixed assets

Lease accounting responsibilities:

  • Review monthly lease activity and create new accounting schedules within the CoStar real estate system
  • Record monthly lease accounting journal entries (e.g., rent expense, rental income, lease assets / liabilities)
  • Review and prepare monthly and ad hoc lease reporting
  • Troubleshoot and resolve lease questions and issues

Expected risk portfolio of responsibility (routine versus judgmental):

  • Ability to take ownership over company checklists regarding increasingly more complex accounting activities and policies (e.g., lease accounting, fixed asset classification, capitalization / depreciation policies)
  • Attention to detailed processes and ability to accurately follow steps and identify exceptions / issues for escalation

Experience applying relevant regulatory frameworks:

  • Demonstrate responsibility for maintaining and evaluating the accuracy of balances and activity with moderate complexity (e.g., lease classification, fixed asset impairment) for a limited number of operational legal entities
  • Document, research, and develop sound assumptions and estimates in areas of responsibility and execute internal controls through the application of established processes

Relationship development (internal, external, leadership, etc.):

  • Build productive working relationships and communicate effectively with manager, team members, and business partners across the organization (e.g., real estate and construction team, operations leadership, customer support team, IT)
  • Develop and maintain an internal network of resources to draw upon when needed
  • Effectively confirm and interpret inquiries and requests (e.g., audit requests) to take appropriate action and deliver timely high-quality responses

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum of four years property accounting experience
  • Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP and internal controls to effectively apply the requirements in areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated attention to detailed processes and the ability to accurately follow steps and identify exceptions and issues for escalation
  • Ability to evaluate data and assumptions, interpret results, and generate meaningful insights through the application of critical thinking and validation to support conclusions
  • Excellent time management through prioritization and planning to meet goals and deadlines
  • Ability to utilize straightforward and simple communication when connecting with others
  • Ability to contribute to goal accomplishment – make suggestions, volunteer assistance, offer resources, or remove obstacles to help the group achieve its goals
  • 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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