Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Job Description

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Job Description

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Senior manager, technical accounting provides timely and efficient project implementation related to compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley and/or internal control: Proactively manages compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley and/or internal control issues/projects, quality/timely implementation.

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Ensure quarterly IFRS financials accurately portray current operations and activities and are in compliance with IFRS
Active role in evaluating, developing and implementing new accounting policies and procedures to respond to changes in SEC/GAAP, SOX 404 and IFRS requirements
Interface with Directors within finance to maintain a structured month-end close, SEC reporting and translation to IFRS
Provide constructive feedback and training to GL management & staff surrounding schedules used to populate footnotes, cash flow and other financial reporting to insure efficiency in work flow interdepartmentally
Review and update internal control documentation to ensure compliance with SOX requirements
Accounting research on a variety of technical accounting concepts
Implementing and maintaining corporate accounting policies
Writing accounting position white papers and reviewing with the firm’s external auditors for the entire organization
Analyzing revenue contracts for appropriate revenue recognition accounting related to the Broker-Dealer unit
Building and managing relationships with various business partners

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Senior Manager, Technical Accounting

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Education for Senior Manager, Technical Accounting

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Employers hiring for the senior manager, technical accounting job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, MBA, Technical, Business, Public Accounting, Education, Business/Administration, Business/Management, Accountancy

Skills for Senior Manager, Technical Accounting

Desired skills for senior manager, technical accounting include:

US GAAP
SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley requirements
Workiva
IFRS
Oracle software
U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
Large computerized accounting and reporting systems and proficiency in MS office
Sarbanes Oxley and internal control concepts
Sarbanes Oxley and internal control frameworks

Desired experience for senior manager, technical accounting includes:

Research and writing technical memos and white papers
Manage all SOX 404 related work
Manage complex technical issues and special projects
Stock Option Plan administration
Create and maintain operating cash flow reporting
Ability to recognize performance quality and motivate others towards improved performance

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Examples

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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of senior manager, technical accounting. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Monitor financial reporting/accounting issues as developed by 1) the SEC, FASB and other technical authorities
  • The Senior Manager of Technical Accounting has responsibility for reviewing proposed contracts and agreements, researching and offering various alternative and ultimate conclusions related to technical accounting matters
  • The role helps business partners make informed business decisions while maintaining accounting compliance
  • They will work with a diverse and cross functional teams, domestically and internationally
  • The position will also have responsibilities related to SEC reporting, internal controls, merger and acquisitions, analysis associated with other specific transactions and coordination with the auditors
  • The candidate will improve the company’s financial environment and processes and effectively help prepare and position the company to accommodate future growth, both organically and through acquisitions while continuing to develop world class accounting and reporting processes
  • The candidate should be well versed in the ability to research technical accounting matters and prepare well written memorandums and presentations articulating these matters
  • It is critical that the candidate has excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and brings a hands-on style and the ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast moving company with a wide variety of strategic initiatives
  • Complete technical accounting issue research
  • Support business development opportunities through researching, documenting and communicating accounting requirements related to the formation of new entities such as joint ventures, majority owned subsidiaries and/or business combinations
Qualifications for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Perform accounting, reporting and valuation related work related to these transactions
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with established policies
  • Perform research on technical accounting questions
  • Provide technical accounting expertise and guidance related to business units’ operations and transactions
  • Play a key role in the implementation of the new revenue recognition standard
  • Develop and understanding of the operations of all business units and evaluate these operations to ensure policies and procedures are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior manager, technical accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Serve as coordinator and point of contact with PWC on the annual and quarterly audits and assist divisional finance personnel with issues that may arise from the audits
  • Accounting and financial projects for client experiencing significant change/transition including M&A and other events
  • Assisting our clients with all aspects of financial reporting including detailed monthly close/reporting procedures
  • Providing financial technical and staffing support to entities of all sizes including PEG owned
  • Assisting client with implementation of technical accounting engagements
  • Conducting M&A due diligence for proposed transactions
  • M&A purchase accounting and certain other implementation / integration activities
  • Lead consultations on various ad-hoc non-standard complex transactions (partnering with various stakeholders to gather and summarize facts) to ensure proper accounting
  • Clearing key accounting conclusions with external auditors
  • Assisting the SEC Reporting Team on as needed basis
Qualifications for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Candidates must have significant experience in accounting research and internal controls
  • Proven Practice Development (sales) experience in consulting and accounting related services is required
  • Currently employed in a role that requires research and documentation of significant, non-routine and unusual transactions
  • Proven process for performing complex technical research and analysis from the problem definition stage through facilitating the integration of any new processes (a writing sample may be requested)
  • Experience with Tier 1 ERP System
  • Pharmaceutical / Life Science industry experience preferred
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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a senior manager, technical accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Review, author, update, and revise technical accounting memos and the ‘Global Accounting Policy Manual’
  • Manage the company’s quality accounting close cycle and consolidation processes
  • Perform Annual impairment analysis of goodwill and evaluation of finite long-lived intangibles assets
  • Review the monthly reporting packages for the CFO, Executive Team and external auditors
  • Monitor the effectiveness of internal controls in relation to the financial reporting function to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley
  • Partner with the Assistant Controller as primary interface with the company’s external auditors, and coordinate execution of quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Work with local agencies, independent auditors and regional finance teams with respect to the preparation of required statutory filings and compliance
  • Ensure complete and accurate supporting documentation of financial and other information used in external reporting, including financial statements and earnings release scripts
  • Research authoritative literature and provide technical accounting guidance and documentation on complex transactions such as acquisitions/divestitures, share based compensation, impairment analysis, debt and equity modifications, derivatives, revenue recognition, non-GAAP measures
  • Collaborate with Treasury, Investor Relations, Tax, and Legal departments on accounting matters and external reporting matters
Qualifications for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of accounting experience (SEC Reporting experience with a large multinational corporation and/or Big 4 experience highly preferred)
  • Self-motivated individual able to independently manage a variety of projects (M&A and Accounting Policy)
  • Excellent written knowledge of English grammar and business vocabulary
  • Collaborate with different individuals across the organization and at target companies, and “roll-up the sleeves” in order to accomplish all necessary tasks
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited university and 12+ years- experience OR Master's degree and 10+ years of experience
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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior manager, technical accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Take ownership to collaborate with other groups and/or departments to assess the reporting implications of changes in US GAAP, ensure compliance with new and/or amended standards/interpretations, coordinate changes, and ensure availability of requisite information for financial reporting
  • Preparation of the periodic reports, including Form 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy statements, annual report and all other SEC filing documents in compliance with all SEC and US GAAP disclosing requirements
  • Ensure financial statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP and SEC regulations, including newly issued accounting pronouncements
  • Responsible for the preparation of the XBRL tagging of financial statements under US GAAP
  • Continuously update revenue recognition policies and memos factoring in updates to guidance or changes to business process, including topics like multi-element arrangements, gross vs
  • Oversee company’s external financial report accuracy, such as the 10-K and 10-Q, and other filings with the SEC
  • Prepare XBRL for the company’s financial reports
  • Interface with internal customers on complex compliance matters involved in developing company’s position on complex/judgmental accounting topics, such as revenue recognition, derivative instruments, impairments, fair value measures and business combinations
  • Responsible for accounting standard adoption and implementation of new accounting standards while supporting the company’s long term technical accounting strategy
  • Ensure the development and support of enterprise-wide internal accounting policy and procedure, the analysis and implementation of new or changed U.S. GAAP accounting standards and SEC rules and regulations throughout the organization
Qualifications for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Ability to work long hours during “crunch” periods and special projects
  • 4+ years work experience in a public accounting firm with direct client experience in film accounting, related industries or direct industry experience
  • Experience presenting to senior management of an organization
  • Technical expertise in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Expertise in ASC 805 Accounting for Business Combinations
  • Strong ability to understand complex accounting issues, research and apply technical accounting literature
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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior manager, technical accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Participate in the review of the monthly and quarterly financial statement and disclosure information to ensure accurate US GAAP reporting
  • Oversee the duties of the Manager of Technical Accounting in order to ensure compliance and provide guidance with complex accounting issues
  • Participate in team meetings, strategy deployment activities, mentoring and development, and the development and delivery of trainings
  • Act as the key liaison with external audit firms
  • Responsible for the compilation of financial statements, footnotes, management’s discussion and analysis and all other components of the filings
  • Responsible for the preparation and coordination of filing of all internal and external financial reporting, compliance with government and other regulators
  • Partner with finance and investor relations on press releases and flux analysis
  • Prepare audit schedules and interface with external auditors as necessary
  • Develop, maintain and review application of corporate accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee the implementation of new/revised accounting standards
Qualifications for senior manager, technical accounting
  • Ability to self-motivate and function independently
  • Strong ability and desire to manage and adapt to changing business needs
  • Strong ability to collaborate across the organization (including divisions, corporate, senior management, GQO)
  • Strong ability to lead and manage teams who achieve results and exceed management’s expectations
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with CPA/equivalent license
  • Self-motivated individual able to independently manage a variety of projects with a continuous improvement mindset to drive efficiency in Cypress’s SEC reporting process

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