Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting
Remote - Global /
Finance and Accounting – Accounting and Reporting /
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Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting
Location: Seattle -This role can be remote
Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time we open our offices. At the time of the local office opening, employees and managers will partner to determine the work site location in line with our Flexible working policy.
Who You Are:
You are a technical accountant with US and/or international reporting and accounting experience (ie. US GAAP, IFRS, FRS 102, foreign transactions). You have a strong attention to detail and are naturally analytical. You are excited by the idea of working in a flexible and fast paced environment where you will be responsible for helping with our consolidated reporting, foreign entity reporting, technical accounting and other projects within the broader finance organization. You enjoy working closely with other functional groups, outside auditors, external accountants and set the example for eliminating silos between teams by always promoting open and free communication. As the ideal candidate you are a CPA, have demonstrated ability, public accounting audit experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. This position plays a key role in the Finance Team and will be involved with several operating functions including US Consolidated Financial Reporting, International Accounting and Reporting, technical accounting as well as ad hoc projects. This position reports to the Manager of International Accounting.
Your Next Challenge
- Responsible for EMEA and APAC statutory audit filings, including coordination with external auditors on PBC requests and responding to audit queries.
- Responsible for providing expert technical accounting advice and guidance which includes implementing new changes, requirements and improvements. Also, providing advice on the implications of any regulatory changes or changes in the business.
- Responsible for ensuring foreign subsidiaries prepare and file their annual financial statements in compliance with local standards.
- Responsible for helping with the US consolidated reporting function which includes producing timely quarterly and annual financial statements and helping coordinate with our external auditors.
- Responsible for drafting of technical accounting memos on newly implemented accounting policies and/or accounting standards
- Providing support to the general ledger accounting team. This may include working closely with external auditors, month end close, and/or related projects.
- Prepares, analyzes, and presents year to date or quarterly financial statements including commentary of variances for financial amounts with multiple business relationships.
- Assist in evaluating and execution of the company’s internal control efforts.
- Prepare quarterly and year to date account reconciliations as needed.
- Works closely with other functional groups including tax team, legal team, external accountants and auditors.
- Support ad hoc projects and being a great teammate wherever needs exist
What You'll Need
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA preferred.
- 5+ years accounting experience with progressively increased responsibility and complexity (preferably audit experience in public accounting).
- Experience/understanding of US GAAP, foreign transactions, IFRS and/or other foreign standards.
- Experience/understanding of foreign currency and intercompany relationship and implications.
- Strong technical accounting skills. Ability to research accounting issues using appropriate guidance, recommend appropriate accounting, and write memos to support conclusions in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, and/or foreign GAAP.
- Exceptional communication and management of communication among various parties and across time zones.
- Ability to work productively in a changing environment
- Proven ability to take ownership of assignments and be flexible to lead multiple tasks in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
- Ability to independently set direction and deliver results.
- Oracle experience preferred, but not essential assuming experience of similar level financial systems.
- A combination of financial, operations, and/or analytical experiences that includes knowledge of automated financial systems.
Mental and Physical Demands:
Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
Occasionally moving objects up to 20 lbs and frequently moving objects up to 10 lbs.
Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment.
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