Why would I want this job?
Responsible for technical accounting research, including accounting issues at Corporate and/or the various consolidated sites, assisting in the preparation and review of financial information for SEC reporting and implementing accounting policies. The position serves as a subject matter expert in interpreting and applying U.S. GAAP and SEC rules and regulations, particularly regarding merger and acquisition activities, and may also assist in specific education/training of local site teams.
What would I be doing?
- Develop Form 10-Q and 10-K documents for SEC submission.
• Coordinate and supervise the resources available in the corporate accounting team to assist in the preparation, as needed.
• Provide direction and coordinate reviews of financial disclosure requirements for inclusion in SEC financial reports (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.) and review and provide commentary on finance-related press releases and external presentations.
• Coordinate and present proper analysis and documentation to support our position around specific technical accounting issues.
• Assist the Corporate Controller and Group Controller in analyzing quarterly balance sheet and P&Ls and investigate/ resolve items as directed.
• Review the calculation of stock-based compensation and earnings per share.
• Manage the process of properly identifying new leases and reconciling lease information to the consolidated financial statements in accordance with ASC 842, review new lease templates prepared by sites, review the disclosure of leases in our Form 10-Q and 10-K.
• Maintain, document and ensure compliance with all Sarbanes Oxley controls over technical accounting and financial reporting areas.
• Assist with providing quarterly documentation for auditor review.
• Review quarterly and annual disclosure checklists.
• Lead the analysis of how company should adopt new or proposed accounting rules and model any potential retroactive or future changes into the financial statements. Proactively communicate potential impacts to Senior Leadership.
• Review M&A due diligence. Provide guidance and direction to the deal teams on all M&A accounting issues, including assisting in the coordination of the purchase price allocation and the preparation of the opening balance sheet for new acquisitions.
• Update Financial Policy & Procedures manual, as necessary.
• Attend external seminars and other professional education courses and monitor the activities of standard-setting bodies to stay current on the latest financial accounting and reporting developments.
What would make me qualified?
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required, MBA is preferred.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
• 5-9 years of experience in public accounting, especially consolidations and SEC reporting for publicly traded companies, or experience in similar positions with publicly traded companies.
• Must have excellent knowledge of financial reporting and disclosure requirements applicable to publicly traded companies.
• Detail oriented individual with exceptional technical research skills.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, performing accounting tasks and providing financial information on a timely basis.
• The individual must be highly detail oriented with strong computer skill, especially PC and spreadsheet applications.
• W-Desk, Oracle and/ or Hyperion experience a plus.