Senior Manager - Technical Accounting

San Francisco, CA / Santa Clara, CA
Technical Accounting – Technical Accounting /
Salaried /
Connor Group has several offices with hybrid work arrangements. We are also hiring remote professionals for this position.

Are you an intellectually curious, deal oriented professional who enjoys coming up with innovative solutions to complex business issues? Connor Group is seeking professionals who want to build off their existing accounting, operational, and industry experience. We execute finance projects that add value to our clients within their finance, accounting, and operation departments. From complex technical accounting and financial reporting issues to finance software implementation and automation, joining Connor Group will help you exponentially to further develop your career and expand your experience base.

Connor Group is a specialized professional services firm of Big 4 alumni and industry executives. Our team of highly experienced professionals assists financial executives with their most complex business needs, including Accounting Advisory, Financial Operations, IPO, M&A, and Managed Services.


    • As a Senior Manager, you will interact with clients directly. Not only will you work independently, but you’ll also collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals. 
    • Leading crucial meetings with clients
    • Coaching (and making sure you become a coach) and beginning to lead training 
    • Reviewing work
    • Engagement and project management / ownership
    • Enhancing your brand
    • Increasing your level of expertise in multiple areas
    • Begin to become involved in business development
    • Provide excellent timely client service, deliver high quality work, and strengthen client relationships
    • Add value through complex transaction analyses including IPOs, M&A, Divestitures, SPACs/Reverse Mergers, and Debt/Equity private placements
    • Understand technical accounting background, FASB and SEC rules and regulations, client deadlines and deliverables, requests, and preferences to deliver excellent client services
    • Identify, analyze and conclude on generally accepted accounting principles for the client and consult with director or engagement partner
    • Supervise, coach and mentor all levels of staff. Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback and training. Develop and communicate workplace culture and code of conduct
    • Lead, manage multiple projects, coach engagement teams, and own client relationships
    • Strengthen client relationships and generate additional engagement opportunities through excellent quality, timely execution, and strategic approach to service delivery (i.e., One Firm – Passion, Pride and Purpose)
    • Support growth efforts through pursuits, market research and maintaining a network I.e., your social capital.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with clients to successfully prepare and complete audits
    • Interact with clients, auditors, investment bankers, legal counsel (client & bankers) and manage multiple projects while demonstrating excellence, courage, and discipline.
    • Add value to public and private clients by assisting in any of the following:
    • Detailed revenue analysis and revenue recognition – existing and future products/services.
    • Equity – stock compensation (FAS 123R, warrant accounting) and EPS.
    • Draft or review complex sets of financial statements (FS), FS disclosures, MD&A, critical accounting policies, Cap table and SEC comment letter responses.
    • SEC Reporting, including S-1, F-1, 10K, 20-F, 10Q, 8K, 6K and other filings.
    • Identification and application of technical accounting guidance to client situations under US GAAP (e.g., Leases, Business combinations, foreign currencies, Capitalization of internal use software and website development costs
    • Global accounting activities including IFRS, foreign currency and consolidations

Desired Skills & Experience:

    • Rated top 25% of Big Four class, CPA license preferred
    • 7+ years of public accounting and industry experience required (minimum of 3 years in public accounting)
    • 3 or more years of prior experience managing teams and owning their work product
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent required
    • Experience and familiarity with broad range of industries including those such as tech, biotech, and life sciences 
    • Professional and personable demeanor
    • Passion for helping clients with a strong interest in technical accounting 
    • Hard working, disciplined, detail oriented and ability to motivate engagement teams
    • Experience writing complex technical accounting position papers
    • Proven solid verbal and written communication skills
    • Aptitude for technical accounting research and self-education, desire to learn and be an expert
    • Ability to act and lead as the client contact Knowledge of IFRS or other international accounting standards a plus
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with strong Excel skills
    • Some travel may be expected (about 25%)
Connor Group is committed to celebrating the value of diversity in a globally connected business world. Our team culture is collaborative and encourages team members to take initiative. Our professionals are committed to excellence, growth, and integrity. By focusing on innovation, we continue to raise the bar on excellence and deliver greater value to our clients.
At Connor Group, our professionals are provided with resources and opportunities to help achieve their professional goals while maintaining a healthy and happy work life balance. From health insurance packages and wellness programs to our one-on-one coaching program and career development opportunities, we empower our professionals by investing in their growth, health, and happiness.

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