Responsible for maintaining the companyâs accounting policies, implementing new accounting standards, and performing complex technical accounting assessment, including those related to business combinations, consolidation accounting, investment accounting, impairment analyses, revenue recognition, lease accounting and compensation accounting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior of Technical Accounting & Reporting will report to and work closely with the Manager and Senior Director of Technical Accounting & Reporting, Vice President of Global SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting and the Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and others in the organization in the development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.
Research technical accounting matters and prepare well-written memorandums and presentations articulating these matters, including Revenue Recognition, Impairment Analyses, Fair Value Accounting, Lease Accounting, and VIE/Consolidation Analyses, Stock-based compensation accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions (Business Combinations), Investment Accounting, Segment Reporting, and other specific transactions.
Support the complete mergers and acquisitions cycle, from pre-deal due diligence through integration and business combination accounting / purchase accounting (ASC 805)
Review contracts, evaluate and communicate accounting consequences of potential transactions
Lead the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes.
Identify, scope, evaluate and implement new and evolving ASUs and/or SEC requirements impact
Make recommendations for improving system efficiencies and business practices as needed and ensuring that company policies and procedures are followed and establish the proper techniques to discover and prevent fraud
Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment
Collaborate with external auditors to ensure successful audit results and compliance
Assist with training
Assist with preparation and review of Quarterly and Annual Reports on Form 10-Q/K
Collaborating with key business partners across the business including Tax, Treasury, FP&A, Legal, Operations and Internal Audit to ensure overall coordination of all financial accounting activities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
Requires a minimum 3 to 5 years of relevant experience, including public accounting experience and work with global companies with international operations.
Experience in technical accounting research and assessments.
CPA a plus.
Ability to apply excellent written and verbal communication skills to accurately explain/report activity.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to efficiently provide timely and reliable information to coworkers in a courteous manner.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues and work collaboratively with key employees, top management, and other departments on various projects.
Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles.
Ability to calculate complex figures.
Ability to forecast and prepare budgets.
Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.
Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), concepts.
Overall understanding and experience in application of GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements including financial statements and financial statement footnotes.
External and internal audit/SOX compliance.
Knowledge of real estate service industry and terminology is helpful.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex financial information and transactions and accounting principles.
Strong analytical and problem resolution skills, including the ability to research and simplify complex situations.
Ability to independently research complex accounting transactions/issues.
Ability to problem-solve, both independently and working as a team.
Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.
OTHER SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES
Strong computer skills, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
Broad experience with other software and financial systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, Equity Methods, Active Disclosure and Audit Board experience is desired and are pluses.
Self-motivated, strong work ethic and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to interface with all levels of the organization to collect information and drive resolution.
Must be detail-oriented, have a proactive approach and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
Must be able to effectively manage and prioritize critical deadlines.
Ability to work in a team environment.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans
Location/Region: El Segundo, CA