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Sr. Technical Accountant in Boston, MA at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description

Senior Technical Accountant


  • Assist with overseeing the Company's global accounting policies, particularly complex and non-routine issues, to ensure ongoing compliance with US GAAP.
  • Monitor and implement new accounting standards under US GAAP, including lease accounting standard.
  • Prepare technical memos and analysis to support complex transactions such as business combinations, consolidations, revenue recognition, leases and debt, among others.
  • Draft financial statements and accompanying footnotes and assist with SEC or other statutory financial statement filings.
  • Assist with coordinating the Company's external audits (and any quarterly or other interim reviews) for the combined company, SEC-registered broker-dealer and several foreign subsidiaries.
  • Assist and advise on implementation of internal controls, including preparation of process narratives, risk and control matrices, gap analyses, process flow documentation and coordination and training for stakeholders during internal control roll out.
  • Assist with quarterly lender reporting.
  • Coordinate annual surveys from US government authorities.
  • Prepare and update policy documentation as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting required
  • At least 3 years of accounting experience, including public accounting and/or high-growth software technology company strongly preferred
  • CPA or CPA candidate is strongly preferred
  • Must have knowledge of GAAP principles; including revenue recognition (knowledge of software industry and SaaS revenue accounting a plus), debt, equity, business combinations, consolidations
  • Experience with implementation or testing of internal controls is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft AX, NetSuite and similar ERP's not required, but is a plus
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Readiness to embrace and successfully drive/implement change, with ability to apply practical solutions and navigate through ambiguity
  • Team player; comfortable operating within a dynamic, complex organizational structure and able to be flexible and collaborate with team on different projects and needs