Why would I want this job?

The Director, Technical Accounting will lead a team responsible for accounting policy and technical accounting research.

• Highly motivated, independent self-starter with a commitment to quality and integrity.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Solid interpersonal and supervisory skills.
• Effective decision making and problem-solving skills with an ability to prioritize.
• Ability to collaborate with other departments to support the overall finance department and company goals, initiatives, and directives.
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and ensure work is properly allocated to meet deadlines required.
• Maintain organized and detailed files documenting accounting issues, processes, and procedures.
• Strong understanding of US GAAP and SEC Financial Reporting.
• Continually updates job knowledge.


What would I be doing?

• Perform technical accounting research and document positions in accounting memos.
• Lead project teams working on the adoption of new accounting pronouncements, including coordination with external auditors.
• Research new accounting technical guidance (SEC and US GAAP) for applicability to the Company and assist with recommendations for implementation plans.
• Schedule training and develop content for company personnel on new policies and procedures.
• Ensure company financial records are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP.
• Provide reporting guidance to leadership as it relates to interpretation and application of policy, especially in complex accounting areas.
• Oversee the group that maintains the content of written guidance on policy and procedures.
• Responsible for ensuring the company is applying accounting policies that are in accordance with US GAAP.
• Be a key member in the preparation of US GAAP financial statements and footnotes and related SEC Filings.
• Be a key member in the Company’s Sustainability working group, perform research as appropriate and assist in the preparation of US and International Sustainability reporting.
• Maintain supporting documentation and workpapers for financial reporting deliverables including completion of US GAAP and SEC reporting checklists and executing certain accounting close procedures.
• Assist in the generation, preparation and review of various internal and external reporting analyses and packages for Senior Management.
• Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley financial reporting requirements (including maintenance of accounting polices and procedures).
• Author portions of the SEC documents related to accounting principles, new standards and implementations of standards.
• Collaborate with internal and external auditors on document requests.
• Foster an effective internal control environment for accounting transactions and financial reporting including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
• Coordinate with other corporate departments and operating units on compliance initiatives.
• Adopt continuous improvement guidelines.
• Run special projects as requested by management.


What would make me qualified?

• BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting preferred. CPA required.
• Minimum 12 years of progressive accounting experience in a public company multi-national SEC financial reporting environment of which 4 or more years must be in public accounting at a national or large regional firm required.
• A strong background in developing internal and external working relationships as well as experience with audit firm communications.
• Solid understanding of general ledger and reporting systems.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel is a must.
• Prior SAP, Blackline, Hyperion Financial Management and Workiva a plus.