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Technical Accounting Controller

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Company: Jas Recruitment

Location: Buffalo, NY

Date Posted: August 7, 2014

Source: TheLadders.com

We are seeking a Technical Accounting Controller for a Fortune 500 company in Upstate, NY.

Relocation assistance is available.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical accounting assistance as primary point of contact for assigned divisions and corporate finance functions.
  • Assist in function wide projects for monitoring, communicating and implementing changes in emerging generally accepted accounting principles and reviewing accounting for judgmental areas.
  • Assist the Manager of Accounting in providing assistance to business transaction teams (including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, and significant sales agreements) and ensure proper accounting for activities and disclosure within SEC filings.
  • Assist as necessary with due diligence.

Project involved with:

  • Assigned by supervisor to assist businesses and department colleagues. Special projects can include working on business valuation models, offering memorandum, SEC filings, investment proposals, division administrative initiatives and monitoring and implementation of emerging GAAP.

Role within group:

  • Provide technical accounting guidance to corporate and businesses functions ...

We are seeking a Technical Accounting Controller for a Fortune 500 company in Upstate, NY.

Relocation assistance is available.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical accounting assistance as primary point of contact for assigned divisions and corporate finance functions.
  • Assist in function wide projects for monitoring, communicating and implementing changes in emerging generally accepted accounting principles and reviewing accounting for judgmental areas.
  • Assist the Manager of Accounting in providing assistance to business transaction teams (including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, and significant sales agreements) and ensure proper accounting for activities and disclosure within SEC filings.
  • Assist as necessary with due diligence.

Project involved with:

  • Assigned by supervisor to assist businesses and department colleagues. Special projects can include working on business valuation models, offering memorandum, SEC filings, investment proposals, division administrative initiatives and monitoring and implementation of emerging GAAP.

Role within group:

  • Provide technical accounting guidance to corporate and businesses functions to ensure significant transactions are properly recorded. Provide technical and financial accounting advice to finance teams, corporate management, and project teams evaluating and executing transactions to acquire business enterprises, form joint venture arrangements, divest of businesses in the company’s portfolio, and significant sales contracts. This includes exploring structuring alternatives, accounting issues, reporting requirements, and review of contract language. Provide consultations to customers.
  • Assist in ensuring the Company’s compliance with emerging GAAP for changes in requirements. Assess materiality and relevance of emerging GAAP to the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Assist with technical training to the finance community or other corporate groups (e.g. legal) and accounting policy updates in new or higher risk areas.
  • Interpretation of FASB, SEC, IASB and other regulations and authoritative literature and assist in development of pragmatic solutions to complex issues.
  • Accuracy and completeness of analytical schedules and, where required, reserve analyses.

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required, international passport is a plus. Amount of travel will be less than 15%

Required Education and required years and area of experience:

  • 5 - 10 years of combined public accounting and corporate technical accounting experience (i.e., familiarity with FASB, SEC and financial reporting matters)
  • BS in Accounting
  • Big 4 experience
  • Managerial experience
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex issues.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • CPA
  • Corporate accounting experience helpful

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