Technical Accounting Principal Corporate Accounting

Location: Boston, MA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $95,000.00 - $110,000.00
Date: 6/20/2018
Job ID: 02604422
Job Description
Boston, MA
Currently seeking a Technical Accounting Principal for a great opportunity with a Global Automation Company North of Boston. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA, and at least 6 years of progressive experience.
Responsibilities of the Technical Accounting Manager
  • Monitor major corporate events, i.e. significant contracts, M&A, debt and equity offerings, and stock-based compensation and assess accounting impact for Form 8-K and other required SEC disclosures.
  • Provide technical accounting support to Corporate Accounting, Executive Management, and Business Unit Leadership teams.
  • Partner with operational teams/finance members/external auditors to identify, assess, and conclude on complex accounting matters.
  • Provide guidance/training on new policies as they are adopted.
  • Assist with/provide support for SEC reporting processes and contribute to preparation and review of financial statements, footnotes, and management discussion and analysis.
  • Research various US GAAP guidance and applicable SEC rules/regulations as necessary.
  • Provide technical accounting research related to mergers & acquisitions, including review of agreements, purchase price allocation, & related accounting & documentation in technical memo.
  • Support the adoption/implementation of new accounting standards; ASC 606 and ASC 842.
  • Monitor changes to accounting environment and proactively research and assess the impact of new accounting guidance on the company’s financial statements.
  • Document accounting conclusions in formal memos and work with external auditors to support accounting positions.
Requirements of the Technical Accounting Manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA certified
  • Minimum 6 years of progressive experience, including public accounting experience with technical accounting research responsibilities
  • Industry experience a plus
  • Experience with large ERP, HFM, and Smartview a plus
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and ability to assess, analyze, and document accounting positions
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products and ability to manipulate spreadsheets, create pivot tables, and summarize data from multiple sources
  • Strong written verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, research, and organizational skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects while being proactive and deadline-focused
  • Strong process and time management skills
  • Demonstrated financial background and experience researching and applying technical accounting guidance
Compensation and Benefits of the Technical Accounting Manager
  • Salary Commensurate with Experience
  • Company provides comprehensive benefits and competitive pay.
  • Company encourages both personal and career opportunities and advancement.