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Senior Manager Financial Reporting

Global Advisory Firm

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• BS in Accounting
• CPA/MBA or equivalent experience strongly desirable
• 11+ years’ total finance and accounting experience including expert knowledge of US GAAP principals and financial statement preparation. Big Four public accounting and US public company mix preferred
• Experience with multi-currency consolidations and reporting, cash flow, intercompany reconciliations, purchase accounting; or significant relevant audit experience
• Expert in US GAAP accounting and consolidation process
• Experience with supplying financial statements and footnotes as part of the external reporting process (Form 10-Q and 10-K)
• Experience in working with external auditors on the completion of the quarterly review and annual audit process
• Expert use of Microsoft Office suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Experience with TM1 and/or other query or report writing tools and data extraction reporting tools
• Expert in the preparation and automation of management reports and financial variance analysis
• Experience with leading the Sarbanes Oxley section 404 compliance for an external reporting team of a public registrant
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• solid communication skills, including business writing and experience at developing senior management presentations
• Strong management experience with proven track record of managing resources, developing departmental capability and restructuring work streams to increase or improve productivity
• Team-oriented and an ability to direct and influence resources without direct reporting relationships.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

SEC Reporting
• Manage the preparation and review of the Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, as well as, Audit Committee Presentations with Assistant Controller. Prepare detailed quarterly analysis to support external financial statements and provide clarity to senior management and BOD regarding movements in key balance sheet and income statement accounts, as well as cash flow.

Key Technical Accounting Responsibilities
• Assist the Assistant Controller to continuously assess and improve the department organizational structure to improve the effectiveness of the consolidation, technical accounting review and external reporting function. Manage and develop professional staff, providing work allocations, goal setting and performance evaluations, training and problem resolution
• Research accounting issues as needed and prepare white papers on technical and general accounting issues, including new accounting pronouncements and significant transactions
• Development and maintenance of appropriate standards of internal control to ensure the accuracy and quality of financial statements produced and in support of SOX compliance efforts
• Assist with coordinating and managing the quarterly review procedures and the year-end audit process with the external auditor

Key Transaction Accounting (Acquisition/Divestitures, Restructuring, etc.)
• Assist in review of strategic transactions that impact the consolidated financial statements, including pre-planning and managing project work streams to account for the transaction in the Company’s books and records and consolidated financial statements
• Direct the accounting for acquisitions, including participation in
• Valuation of Goodwill and other Intangibles
• Maintenance of opening balance sheets and monitoring of all allocation period adjustments
• Quarterly evaluation of fair value of contingent consideration

Accounting for Compensation Arrangements
• Assist in the accounting review for significant compensation arrangements (including the Company’s SMD Incentive Compensation Plan) and forgivable loans.
• Participate in the implementation of the automation of the forgivable loan process led by HR. Direct the accounting for the automated loan processes to ensure compliance with technical requirements for the accounting under US GAAP.
• Direct the preparation of budgets and forecasts for select financial statement items
• Support Legal in the preparation of the annual Proxy Statement

Debt/Equity Accounting
• Manage the Company’s accounting for consolidated equity
• Manage the accounting for all equity based instruments including restricted stock, stock options, and performance-based awards
• Direct the administration of equity awards, including journal entries, submission of Form 4s for Executives, liaising with HR, Legal and outsource provider to ensure timely reporting. Research and provide guidance on new awards and requirements related to accounting for equity based compensation.

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