Technical Accounting Manager

Our client is looking for a Technical Accounting Manager to join their Corporate Accounting team. This position is highly visible throughout the organization and will deal with a broad range of technical accounting topics. As a valuable resource to the organization, you must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills. You must also have the ability to coordinate and manage projects, be proactive and deadline-focused, as well as be highly organized.

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Job Description

  

Our client is looking for a Technical Accounting Manager to join their Corporate Accounting team. This position is highly visible throughout the organization and will deal with a broad range of technical accounting topics.  As a valuable resource to the organization, you must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills. You must also have the ability to coordinate and manage projects, be proactive and deadline-focused, as well as be highly organized.
 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Research US GAAP and applicable SEC rules and regulations, including: mergers and acquisitions, treasury activity and hedging, derivatives, investments, revenue recognition, foreign currency matters, and others as they arise.
  • Document accounting conclusions in formal memos and work with external auditors to support accounting positions.
  • Support the adoption of new accounting standards, including the revenue recognition, leasing, and credit losses pronouncements.
  • Partner with divisional accounting and finance personnel, as well as external auditors, to identify, assess, and conclude on complex accounting matters.
  • Manage the organization's Enterprise Accounting Policy Manual.
  • Provide training and guidance to divisional finance and accounting personnel, including training related to new policies as they are adopted.
  • Complete the annual goodwill impairment testing for the Company’s reporting units.
  • Assist with and provide support for SEC reporting process, including 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K filings – contribute to preparation and review of financial statements, footnotes, and management discussion and analysis.

 

Required Skills & Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification required
  • 6+ years of progressive accounting or finance experience, including public accounting experience with technical accounting research responsibilities
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting standards and ability to assess, analyze and thoroughly document accounting positions
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, including the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, create pivot tables and summarize data from multiple sources

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Business or Accounting
  • Experience with SAP or comparable ERP systems
  • Experience with valuation or financial modelling
  • Knowledge of International Accounting Standards (IFRS)
  • Public accounting experience with one of the Big Four accounting firms
  • Industry experience following public accounting
  • SEC reporting

 

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