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Director – Technical Accounting (1590)

Director, Technical Accounting and Special Projects

Client is seeking a Director, Technical Accounting and Special Projects to be a trusted member of the corporate team. This position reports to the Corporate Controller and is a key component of the Controllership organization.  The Director, Technical Accounting and Special Projects closely collaborates with other functions, departments, and key stakeholders across the organization.

Position Summary: This position will be the technical accounting expert on the accounting team and provide support in manner other areas as noted below. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the technical accounting and special projects team
  • Responsible for the assessment and implementation of all technical accounting topics impacting the company, including evaluation, documentation, and communication of all new accounting standards and general reporting trends.
  • Provide insight into financial matters while updating management of potential risks and areas of exposure
  • Work closely with other functional areas to identify potential areas of accounting concern (due diligence team, integrations team, operations teams) as we complete high volumes of M&A, complete integrations, and alter our business processes
  • Play an active role in the oversight of the accounting implications of M&A activity to include involvement in purchase accounting assessment, coordination with our auditors on conclusions reached and issue resolution, and post-close activities including settlements and integration
  • Ensure GAAP compliance of our system-generated balance sheet and income statement; oversee the preparation of a monthly statement of cash flow
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual financial statements with related footnotes
  • Manage the financial statement audit process with external auditors
  • Coordinate other financial reporting requirements including foreign entity requirements, and relief fund reporting, amongst others
  • Develop and oversee the process of reporting requirements for our joint venture partners and serve as key point person for such interactions
  • Partner with the finance team to help analyze and document financial statement activity and variances, as needed
  • Develop and oversee a best-in-class process for the evolution and maintenance of our accounting policies and procedures across
  • Prepare accounting entries for balance sheet reconciliations for certain technical general ledger accounts
  • Lead internal control improvements and alignment with SOX objectives
  • Be prepared to assist the company with any potential SEC filing requirements including registration statements, 10Qs, 10Ks, etc. as such needs may arise
  • Drive continuous improvement around company processes as identified
  • Special projects as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
  • CPA certification required
  • 8+ years experience in an accounting manager or assistant controller position
  • Prior experience in public accounting
  • Prior experience working in a finance role within a public company
  • Prior experience successfully managing a team
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and SOX principles, including implementation and controls
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with advanced skills in Excel
  • Strong knowledge of SAP is highly preferred
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, customer service, and organizational skills.
  • Leadership – ability to manage a team, attract talent, develop and mentor existing talent
  • Ability to create best-in-class processes: migration from a simple aggregator will require the ability to assess existing processes, design and build new processes, and ensure efficient and well-controlled processes
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment with a proven ability to multi-task and prioritize is critical; strong focus on designing and building while continuing to acquire new companies, integrating existing companies, and conforming operational processes across the enterprise

Compensation: $140-170,000 base salary plus bonus and outstanding corporate benefits

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