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Director, Financial Reporting & Accounting in Lexington, MA at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

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    Lexington, MA
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Job Description

I'm currently working with a very elite client located in Lexington, MA, who is looking to fill their Director, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting with an outstanding candidate.

  • Provide strategic leadership of short- and long-term goals
  • Review, interpret and develop diverse policies such as; GAAP, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and other regulatory requirements.
  • Lead technical accounting research, and prepare technical accounting memos
  • Provide interpretation of new IFRS/GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
  • Lead the coordination of external valuations on significant acquisitions and acts as a liaison between external valuation experts and the external audit team.
  • Oversee analysis and financial due diligence processes to measure the performance of proposed acquisitions
  • Oversee the preparation of the quarterly and annual stand-alone financial statement report(s)
  • Manage efforts to ensure all applicable policies are consistently applied across the assigned functional area(s); serving as a subject matter expert (SME) for cross-divisional team management to determine best practices.
  • Direct process improvement projects
  • Manage operational efforts through subordinates to complete the administration of business processes and services to ensure the operations effective achievement of goals
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and coaching for all direct reports to maintain an engaged and productive workforce
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related area required.
  • Advanced Degree preferred.
  • 10+ years' related experience
  • Prior "Big 4" public accounting experience with exposure to SEC reporting, revenue recognition, and financial statement analysis
  • 4+ years' experience as a Manager
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required.
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting methods and workflows.
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and email applications.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to lead cohesive and productive teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and educate other staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of management through diplomacy and tact.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.