Director of Technical Accounting
$115000 to $160000 Per Year
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Reporting to the Vice President and Corporate Controller at , the Director Technical Accounting, Advisory and Policy is considered a highly visible position within the company and will be responsible for leading technical accounting conclusions, advancing finance and accounting policy development, implementation and training, overseeing adherence to finance and accounting policies, researching guidance on technical accounting matters, and support financial reports in compliance with overall SEC reporting requirements and operational procedures.
The Director leads in establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices and procedures. Additionally, the Director leads the long-lived asset accounting including annual and periodic testing for impairment. Lastly, the Director leads the Lease – Center of Excellence (CoE) inclusive of technical accounting matters, operational accounting, capital vs operating, management and external reporting and related internal controls.
Key Job Activities:
Key Responsibilities - Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
- Understand new accounting standards, assess the implications, if any, to the Company, and execute adoption as appropriate.
- Lead the research and analysis of technical accounting matters and recommendation of actions relating thereto, and documentation of accounting issues and conclusions in white papers.
- Participate in quarterly accounting and disclosure governance committee meetings, including the development of the agendas, identification of presenters, and oversight and counsel on content development.
- Participate in Legal Entity Reviews.
- Participate in Monthly Management Reviews.
- Act as a primary liaison to the external auditors to assist in their completion of efficient audit(s) including the integrated audit, among others (e.g. statutory audits, benefit plan audits, etc.).
Interaction with External Reporting and Investor Relations
- Collaborate with the External Reporting on the identification and evaluation of new accounting technical guidance (SEC and US GAAP) for applicability and implement accordingly.
- Evaluate appropriateness of non-GAAP measures selected and presented.
Interaction with Finance Leads and FP&A
- Work closely with all operations personnel and accounting teams to identify non-recurring transactions and communicate the technical accounting impact to assist with the analysis of financial results.
- Participate in monthly/quarterly meetings to communicate non-recurring transactions that will impact plan and monthly forecasts.
- Provide technical accounting insight during the annual and long-range plan development processes.
Transaction Accounting (e.g. acquisition, divestitures and other similar transactions)
- Lease CoE operations including monthly close, reporting, internal controls collaborating with Operational Accounting and Finance to ensure accounting and plan/Forecast are executed specific to leases.
- Lease contract (new and renewals) oversight for capital vs operating and conclusions thereof in partnership with business, finance/project accounting, fleet operations and procurement.
- Actively participate in acquisitions, divestitures and similar transactions including but not limited to technical accounting assessment and conclusions, due diligence, measurement of significance, ad hoc reporting requirements (financial carve-outs, Form 8-K, etc.), valuation, integration and compliance.
- Support technical accounting considerations of divestiture and purchase accounting for acquisitions including cross-functionally working with tax, legal, business development and business unit finance to ensure compliance with GAAP and statutory requirements.
- Consolidation integration activities for divestiture acquisitions including finance and accounting policy alignment and adoption.
Required Education: in Bachelors or Accounting
Experience (North America & LATAM):
- 8+ years of hands-on experience in accounting and finance roles of increasing responsibility
- Experience in a more than $2 billion, global company
- A minimum of five years of public accounting; public company experience
- Must possess a deep technical knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
- Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is considered a plus.
- A bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Certified Public Accountant designation
- Experience in Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, and senior leadership including the CEO, CFO, and General Counsel competently and effectively.
Certifications and/or Licenses:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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