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Job Requirements

More specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure dissemination and consistency of accounting policy globally.  Ensure proper publication and review of accounting policy. Publish all final accounting policies and related documentation requirements (including checklists). Ensure that all supporting documentation maintained for each policy area is complete and up to date. Work with regional management to ensure appropriate procedures are maintained by each business unit to support the corporate accounting policy.
  • Assist in documentation and review of new transactions to ensure compliance with applicable US GAAP and IFRS regulations. 
  • Conduct research and document conclusions on specific accounting matters.  Assist Director of External Reporting. in researching financial reporting requirements under US GAAP, IFRS and SEC requirements. Prepare and review new and emerging accounting issues. Liaise with the external reporting team to develop appropriate interim and annual disclosures to comply with these new accounting issues.
  • Review procedures performed at all business divisions (where applicable) to ensure consistency in applications company-wide. Develop and implement training programs applied across the Company.  Coordinate to administer training programs with employees.
  • Participate, as needed, in the integration of any acquisitions and establish accounting policy processes for newly acquired companies.
  • Participate in a “deals desk” review of revenue contracts and communicate recognition expectations to the business for existing and potential contracts.
  • Draft and review disclosures in US GAAP and IFRS for inclusion in internal and external reporting and presentations.
  • Complete special projects as needs arise.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a CPA is preferred.
  • Approximately 2-4 years of accounting experience; Big 4 public accounting experience preferred.
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, financial disclosure requirements, and techniques, including SEC rules and regulations.
  • Extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of financial statements under guidelines established by the SEC, IFRS and US GAAP, including a solid foundation of the financial statement close processes.
  • Familiar with revenue recognition and lease accounting standard preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint.
  • Strong understanding of an effective and efficient internal control environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization.
  • In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess. 
  • Self-starting personality; ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously; ability to work independently and make decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment.
  • Very strong drive, dedication and work ethic.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines on multiple priorities.
  • Strong people management and conflict management skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented, process-oriented, control-oriented.
  • Highest level of integrity.

Must-Haves

  • Minimum 2-4 years accounting experience
  • Big4 consulting experience preferred
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, financial disclosure requirements, and techniques

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Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting at The EAGLEi Group

Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting

The EAGLEi Group Philadelphia, PA Full-Time
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Senior Accountant - Technical Accounting Responsible for maintaining accounts and records in various general and/or cost accounting functions. Mid-Level position reporting to the VP of External Reporting. Competitive salary and a 10% Annual Bonus.  


Job Description

The Senior Accountant of Technical Accounting and Policy will be responsible for technical accounting research related to transactions and new accounting and reporting requirements.  The responsibilities include efforts to implement new processes and procedures related to new or updated accounting guidance or disclosure requirements. This role will assist in the administration of the Corporate Policies and Procedures for a global network of entities, manage proposed changes to policies and proactively design and implement solutions to address accounting guidance and mitigate control deficiencies, as well as contribute to the drafting of external reporting in areas of technical accounting. This position reports to the Director of External Reporting.


Must-Haves

  • Minimum 2-4 years accounting experience
  • Big4 consulting experience preferred
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, financial disclosure requirements, and techniques

Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Time Off 

Our client is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. We deliver critical data, information, workflow solutions, and deep domain expertise to innovators worldwide. We are a public traded company who employ more than 4,300 colleagues in 43 countries. Join the team that is improving the way the world creates, protects, and advances innovation.

 

Company Culture & Perks

Our client offers an open collaborative environment with competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, ability to stay ahead in advanced technologies, and a culture that drives innovation and growth.


Headquartered in the US, we are a global analytics information-led company operating in over 100 countries around the world. We use research and data to help organizations champion innovation and protect it. With a record of more than 100 years of achievement in our field, we offer unparalleled opportunities for highly motivated professionals who are passionate about what they do.


Confidence, passion, and courage are core to our company culture. We are not afraid to take a stand, form an opinion, or lead the way. We want to make an impact and stand out from the competition. We are game-changers who think outside of the box, just like the scientists, inventors, and academics for whom we build our products and services. Our three values lie at the heart of who we are and how we behave – customer focus, performance, and trust.


Impactful

We pave the way for the people and organizations who are challenging the status quo and solving the world’s problems (big and small), from universities, nonprofits, and fundraising organizations to corporations, governments, and independent researchers.


Passionate

You will encounter people who have made their work a lifetime’s vocation. Our people care deeply about their roles and how they can help our clients excel.


Intellectual

As part of our team, you will work with an abundance of PhDs and subject-matter experts who have been in the industry for many years. You will be challenged to up your game and encouraged to grow professionally.


Collaborative

Each business unit has a unique culture, ensuring high-performing teams that work well together. We work as a team based on respect, transparency, and integrity.


Diverse


We recognize and appreciate the importance of a diverse workforce. We have employee resource groups to address gender bias, support LGBT employees, and celebrate our many ethnicities.


Benefits

  • MEDICAL INSURANCE
  • DENTAL INSURANCE
  • VISION INSURANCE
  • LIFE INSURANCE
  • RETIREMENT
  • PAID TIME OFF

More specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure dissemination and consistency of accounting policy globally.  Ensure proper publication and review of accounting policy. Publish all final accounting policies and related documentation requirements (including checklists). Ensure that all supporting documentation maintained for each policy area is complete and up to date. Work with regional management to ensure appropriate procedures are maintained by each business unit to support the corporate accounting policy.
  • Assist in documentation and review of new transactions to ensure compliance with applicable US GAAP and IFRS regulations. 
  • Conduct research and document conclusions on specific accounting matters.  Assist Director of External Reporting. in researching financial reporting requirements under US GAAP, IFRS and SEC requirements. Prepare and review new and emerging accounting issues. Liaise with the external reporting team to develop appropriate interim and annual disclosures to comply with these new accounting issues.
  • Review procedures performed at all business divisions (where applicable) to ensure consistency in applications company-wide. Develop and implement training programs applied across the Company.  Coordinate to administer training programs with employees.
  • Participate, as needed, in the integration of any acquisitions and establish accounting policy processes for newly acquired companies.
  • Participate in a “deals desk” review of revenue contracts and communicate recognition expectations to the business for existing and potential contracts.
  • Draft and review disclosures in US GAAP and IFRS for inclusion in internal and external reporting and presentations.
  • Complete special projects as needs arise.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a CPA is preferred.
  • Approximately 2-4 years of accounting experience; Big 4 public accounting experience preferred.
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, financial disclosure requirements, and techniques, including SEC rules and regulations.
  • Extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of financial statements under guidelines established by the SEC, IFRS and US GAAP, including a solid foundation of the financial statement close processes.
  • Familiar with revenue recognition and lease accounting standard preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint.
  • Strong understanding of an effective and efficient internal control environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization.
  • In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess. 
  • Self-starting personality; ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously; ability to work independently and make decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment.
  • Very strong drive, dedication and work ethic.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines on multiple priorities.
  • Strong people management and conflict management skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented, process-oriented, control-oriented.
  • Highest level of integrity.

Must-Haves

  • Minimum 2-4 years accounting experience
  • Big4 consulting experience preferred
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, financial disclosure requirements, and techniques

Recommended skills

Certified Public Accountant
Financial Reporting Standards
Ms Office Suite
Technical Knowledge Of Accounting Principles
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