Technical Accounting Manager Job Description

Technical Accounting Manager Job Description

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Technical accounting manager provides timely US GAAP guidance for all research related questions from finance, accounting and share service personnel.

Technical Accounting Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Monitor the regulatory agencies websites for emerging issues, regulatory and supervisory updates and new regulatory opinion letters
Review proposed regulatory reporting changes in order to provide comments on the application of the proposals to the organization
Ensure effective communication is maintained between the regulatory staff and the Agencies
Ensure that Agency inquiries are promptly responded to and technical issues are communicated to the Agencies for interpretation and opinion
Assist in Regulatory Examinations by providing historical data, work-papers and detailed explanations when applicable
Perform technical accounting research on a wide variety of business transactions and document conclusions in accounting position papers
Assist in the implementation of new accounting standards issued from the FASB, EITF, SEC, and other accounting standard setters
Provide technical accounting support for business unit finance management and other corporate functions
Compile Corporate Accounting policies
Compile a quarterly Accounting and Reporting Summary of emerging accounting standards for the firm’s Audit & Finance Committee members of the Board of Directors

Technical Accounting Manager Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Technical Accounting Manager

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Education for Technical Accounting Manager

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Employers hiring for the technical accounting manager 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, Business, MBA, Business/Administration, Education, Technical, Public Accounting, Economics, Management

Skills for Technical Accounting Manager

Desired skills for technical accounting manager include:

IFRS
US GAAP
Complex accounting concepts
GAAP
Excel
Sarbanes Oxley and internal control frameworks
US GAAP and SEC Reporting requirements
Analyze and thoroughly document accounting positions
Experience with technical research

Desired experience for technical accounting manager includes:

Assist in the External Reporting process by writing certain footnotes and gathering supporting documentation for the External Reporting organization
Ensure the integrity of the firm’s XBRL tagging for its financial statements filed with the SEC
Perform certain financial analysis for the purchase price allocation of acquired companies
Work directly with external audit firm to provide analyses and support for the auditors
Be able to teach internal continuing professional education classes to corporate finance personnel
Work closely with the overseas shared service center, ensuring that all data is accurate and well managed

Technical Accounting Manager Examples

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Technical Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of technical accounting manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical accounting manager
  • Responsibility of regulatory reporting, development of changes all to ensure the business remains compliant
  • Develop strong internal relationships with the Financial Systems Team to ensure a robust reporting process
  • Working closely with senior management, providing the business insight to legislation changes and potential risk
  • Update, integrate, maintain and communicate both Pratt & Whitney and UTC accounting policies with a focus on contract accounting
  • Respond to, solve and make decisions on standard and/or routine business and accounting policy interpretation requests
  • Answers and resolves internal and external customer inquiries, including audit inquiries
  • Manage preparation of annual pension plan and OPEB financial statements
  • Technical accounting – This role will be a key resource in supporting the Corporate Financial Controller’s organization in evaluating non-routine transactions and researching, documenting and communicating accounting implications to the business for both external reporting and management accounting
  • Special projects – This role will participate in the team’s technical accounting evaluation of Corporate initiated non-routine transactions (e.g., financing transactions, acquisitions, dispositions)
  • External reporting – This role will provide a supportive role during the year-end close to the External Reporting team to assist in the objective of an efficient and shorter close cycle
Qualifications for technical accounting manager
  • Report monthly to the headquarters in overseas and operational teams
  • Proven excellence in APAR, GL, closing, reporting, journal entries, etc, with a special focus on international and Japanese tax
  • Background with cost-control
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management and peers
  • Experience in a technical accounting body within a Big Four
  • Able to read and understand complex and/or unusual transactions/contracts and identify issues, conduct research and draft technical memos
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Technical Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a technical accounting manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technical accounting manager
  • Act as the subject matter expert on GAAP and SEC regulations
  • Performing Sarbanes-Oxley control reviews
  • Researching and analyzing technical accounting and financial reporting issues, assessing impact to organization, and formalizing positions and recommendations
  • Assisting with the preparation of all footnote disclosures (10-K and 10-Q) all non-financial sections of the 10-K
  • Manage all aspects for foreign exchange accounting
  • Evaluate and implement new accounting guidance
  • Assist with the accounting integration for acquisitions
  • Review and evaluate allowance for doubtful accounts
  • Executive compensation and incentive plan calculations and accrual review
  • Assist with accounting and policy training for the global finance team
Qualifications for technical accounting manager
  • Handle the balance sheet to guarantee precise monthly, quarterly, annual closing and reporting , keeping in line with internal and statutory compliance
  • Draft new and revised accounting policies
  • Research SEC and FASB rules & regulations to address accounting & disclosure requirements
  • Provide support and analysis to management for operational decisions including potential acquisitions
  • Sufficient understanding and focus on the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls and ability to implement internal controls and policies when needed
  • Provide assistance on ad-hoc projects and assignments as requested
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Technical Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical accounting manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technical accounting manager
  • Prepare financial reports/statements, footnotes, information and documentation for inclusion in the Bank’s Earnings Releases and external financial reports (“Forms 10-Q & 10-K”)
  • Manage the review process of the Bank’s Forms 10-Q & 10-K, including review of tie-out documentation to support reported amounts
  • Oversee the preparation of the Bank’s quarterly earnings release, including performing a detailed review of draft and final releases
  • Research and author memos to document the Bank’s accounting position related to significant accounting issues
  • Serve as an active member of quarterly Disclosure Committee, and as a liaison with internal/external auditors and regulators regarding all financial reporting and general accounting matters, and coordinate the implementation of recommendations
  • Supervise and coach staff, including performance management, hiring, training, etc
  • Assist in the review of monthly general ledger reconciliations and investigate and clear noted reconciling differences
  • Assist the Controller and/or Chief Financial Officer with special projects and other ad-hoc responsibilities as necessary
  • Monitors proposed Accounting Standards to assess the impact of the proposal on the Company's financial statements
  • Review month end journal entries
Qualifications for technical accounting manager
  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance related area
  • Provide technical accounting support on all accounting issues including complex transactions
  • Assist with the 10Q and 10K process in terms of select footnotes validation and appropriate disclosures and ensure compliance with SEC rules
  • External Audit prime – providing all relevant support documentation to EY for Corporate HQ and coordinate requests from the worldwide teams
  • Integration of acquisitions to Company’s policies and accounting close processes
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a team-based environment
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Technical Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical accounting manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical accounting manager
  • Responsible for coordinating all external and statutory audits
  • Manage a staff of professionals with a focus on performance and career development
  • Manage SEC reporting and filing process including preparation of all filings (10K, 10Qs, 8Ks, Earnings Release, XBRL)
  • Responsibility for share based payment accounting for the Group on a day to day basis
  • Responsible for financial statement creation supporting other financial or compliance reporting as necessary
  • Own the preparation and review of the Company’s SEC filings
  • Lead/participate in special projects/oversight of technical accounting areas as assigned
  • OCollaboration with different business functions and teams to perform accounting due diligence on potential transactions
  • OEnsuring key stakeholders are aware of contemplated deals and the potential impact on the company
  • OOffer key stakeholders with alternative deal structures as needed
Qualifications for technical accounting manager
  • Minimum 7 years experience in accounting and/or auditing working for a public accounting firm or a publicly-held entity, with significant exposure to the financial services industry
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive SEC reporting experience, with management experience required
  • Superb interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills required, with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong understanding of application of revenue accounting standard (ASC 605/606) and research skills
  • Deep understanding of business drivers and their effect on financial results
  • Hedging/derivative experience preferred
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Technical Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical accounting manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for technical accounting manager
  • OReviewing and updating corporate chart of accounts descriptions
  • Coordinate the documentation of global corporate accounting procedures
  • OMeet with key stakeholders to assess impairment and liability adjustments independently
  • OPrepare the valuation support for assets and liabilities independently with minimal reviews
  • OPrepare schedules of Form 10-K/10-Q documents independently with minimal review
  • OReview Form 10-K/10-Q documents in order to address errors and inconsistencies
  • Assist the corporate accounting group in maintaining and, where necessary, establishing and documenting effective internal controls and procedures
  • Accounting Policy Research and Implementation
  • Management and development of small teams
  • Follow new and emerging accounting guidance, evaluate potential impacts on the organization
Qualifications for technical accounting manager
  • 5+ years’ experience in Financial accounting and reporting role (Big 4 and SEC reporting experience is a plus)
  • Understanding of SEC filing requirements, XBRL and US GAAP, preferred
  • General office demands/physical requirements
  • ACA qualified accountant, (or international equivalent) ideally from big 4, but not essential
  • Must have management/supervision experience in a public accounting firm
  • Pharmaceutical industry knowledge a plus

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