Head of Technical Accounting Policy
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Reporting to the Senior Director of M&A Accounting, this role will play a crucial and visible function in the Company’s risk management and reporting process, driving consistent application of accounting policy across the organization. The candidate will possess a solid knowledge of US GAAP and critically apply accounting principles to existing and new business activities. The candidate will also possess strong management and team leadership competencies gained through prior experience managing a corporate accounting department within a large, complex global organization.
What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):
- Maintaining the Company’s accounting policies which includes adoption of new accounting standards and updating the Company’s accounting policies as disclosed in its financial statements.
- Partnering with other members of the accounting team to implement new accounting standards, changes in accounting policies or to operationalize the accounting for new or modified products.
- Partnering with Product, Legal, FP&A, and other teams to provide expertise in support of new transactions and new or evolving products. Provide input and explanation throughout the process to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
- Preparing technical accounting analysis related to new transactions and new or evolving products. Work closely with our external auditors on technical accounting matters and bring any accounting analysis to closure in a timely manner.
- Drafting original footnote disclosures, MD&A, and other public and private communications.
- Respond to technical accounting inquiries from external and internal parties and communicate technical accounting matters and concepts to all levels within the organization.
- Ensuring the internal controls related to accounting policies are designed, implemented and operating effectively for SOX compliance.
- Support management in completing special projects as assigned and be a Technical accounting resource for ad-hoc questions and initiatives.
- Assist in coordinating the approval of quarterly and annual financial reports with all relevant parties, including the audit committee, external auditors, and internal and external legal counsel.
What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):
- Strong technical knowledge with respect to Revenue (606), Stock-based compensation (718), and Business Combinations (805).
- An ability to work cross-functionally to obtain all relevant facts, understand the business requirements, articulate the accounting requirements and communicate the conclusions reached.
- An ability to collaborate cross-functionally to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills, timeline management skills and attention to detail.
- A desire to work in a fast growing, exciting and agile business.
- NetSuite or other ERP experience a plus.
- 10+ years of technical accounting experience including Big 4 experience.
- Active CPA license.
Notice for Colorado applicants as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20). Target annual salary for this role performed in Colorado, is $195,500 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).
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