Director, Technical Accounting and Reporting

Job Location(s) US-MA-Needham
Job ID
2021-2096
Company
IDG Corporate
Category
Finance/Accounting
Unit
Accounting
Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Overview

As a highly visible role, reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, the Director, Technical Accounting and Reporting will play a critical role in all accounting compliance related matters, including governance and controls, as well as internal and external reporting and technical accounting. We are looking for someone who has a proven ability to thrive successfully in a fast paced, multi-task-oriented environment.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely reporting of global financial information in compliance with US GAAP and local statutory accounting policies, and for all technical and complex accounting policies and guidelines.
  • Lead the implementation of new accounting and reporting standards, collaborating with the Controller to ensure practical implementation.
  • Ensure data integrity in all financial reporting. Perform ongoing financial analysis to detect and resolve problems.
  • Create and implement sound financial internal control policies to establish operational efficiency and monitor adherence to them. Communicate results of compliance activities to corporate process owners and leadership. Proactively audit processes, practices and documents to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Critical team member for global transformation of internal financial and accounting systems. Recommend improvements or changes.
  • Collaborate with Accounting team to ensure proper accounting treatment of complex accounting concepts.
  • Lead the external audit process.
  • Active participation in the due diligence process of potential acquisitions including reviewing the financial and tax data of targets and concluding on the accounting treatment. Responsible for leading the accounting and reporting integration for all business combinations.
  • Lead, develop and mentor a dedicated team of four or more.
  • Oversee compilation, reporting and analysis of ad-hoc accounting reports.
  • Responsible for special projects initiated by senior management.

Qualifications

In order to be successful in this role, we are looking for:

  • 10-15 years of experience, including at a Big Four public accounting firm.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA is required.
  • Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of US GAAP, SOX 404 and SEC reporting standards, as well as experience with technical research
  • Strategic leadership capability, strong organizational awareness, sound judgment, strong business acumen and ability to make decisions with input from multiple stakeholders.
  • A proactive approach to problem identification and remediation solutions with attention to detail, and excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact and build relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to lead, provide guidance and build technical expertise across the team.
  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment.

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.

 

Please upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.

 

IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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