Why would I want this job?

Reporting directly to the Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, the VP Technical Accounting & External Reporting plays a critical role in organizational success as a trusted partner to the finance and accounting team and commercial leadership.  They are responsible for the oversight and execution of the vision, strategic direction and performance of the technical accounting and external reporting function.

 

What would I be doing?

Ensure regulatory compliance with SEC, FASB and IFRS requirements.  This individual will be responsible for the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for SEC filings and other regulatory compliance.  In addition, this individual will oversee the company’s accounting policies, implement new accounting standards and provide technical accounting consultation on new or complex transactions.

The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  They will be a strong communicator with the ability to build effective partnerships with the finance and accounting teams and with the commercial organization.

  • Lead the preparation and review of the quarterly and annual US GAAP financial statements with the SEC, including drafting financial statements, footnotes, MD&A and XBRL tagging
  • Partner with the investor relations team in the review and preparation of periodic earnings releases (with an understanding on the use of non-gaap measures)
  • Oversee the company’s accounting policies including implementing new policies or updating existing policies for changes in accounting standards or changes in the business; Facilitate training and education of accounting policies
  • Review and assess accounting treatment for new and/or complex transactions, including accounting for M&A transactions and working with third parties on valuations
  • Liaise with external auditor to discuss and express the company’s views on technical accounting matters and ensure timely completion of quarterly reviews
  • Oversee the preparation and review of annual statutory financial statements in accordance with IFRS
  • Oversee annual impairment reviews regarding goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets
  • Develop presentations to the Audit Committee, Board of Directors and Senior Management

What would make me qualified?

  • 12+ years experience in a senior accounting position, including experience in public accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA certification
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of public company accounting (US GAAP) and reporting (including SEC filings); in-depth knowledge of FASB ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, a plus; IFRS experience a plus
  • Effective and inspiring team leadership skills with proven ability to hire and train top talent and inspire through coaching and recognition; the ideal candidate will need high EQ to forge relationships with team
  • As this role features significant exposure to various functions and leadership across the company, exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) are required; candidates must be highly-skilled in communication in order to build relationships within and beyond function
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task