Senior Manager - Technical Accounting and Policy

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Washington, DC
$120,000 - $140,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Feb 16, 2017
Job ID
Audit Investigations - Washington, DC. – Salary Commensurate with Experience
The Sizzle
  • Mission-based organization.
  • Work/life balance (40-50 hours/week).
  • Work from home options (2 days a week when not traveling).
  • 6 weeks’ vacation (1st year is 7 weeks).
  • 401k w/ immediate vesting.
  • Peer group of very talented professionals.
  • No ‘up or out’ nor business development responsibilities (vs Big 4).
  • Self-funded (not subject to Congressional funding games).
  • Low Travel.
  • 10 Holidays per year.
Note from the Hiring Manager

Candidate needs to have solid knowledge of and enjoy writing and researching technical accounting. We will look at experienced managers to senior managers in the BIG 4 or large 2nd tier firm.
Position Summary

Seeking Senior Manager to serve as company’s expert on technical accounting subject matter within the Office of Administration. The Senior Manager will report directly to the Director of Finance.
Minimum Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA required.
  • 10+ years’ experience required, experience at a large public accounting firm preferred.
  • Strong technical accounting skills and work experience with US GAAP and SEC reporting, including ability to resolve complex accounting issues.
  • Advanced knowledge of COSO 2013 internal control framework and auditing standards.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across various levels in the organization with strong communication skills and manage multiple priorities at once.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adept at evaluating processes and making recommendations for improvement while quickly identifying issues and formulating approaches to problem resolution.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform detail-oriented and accurate work.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintain, update, and enhance company accounting policies, ensuring compliance with US GAAP.
  • Prepare technical accounting memos related to new/complex/significant/unusual transactions.
  • Lead implementation of new accounting standards, collaborate with company’s financial reporting and ICFR teams.
  • Provide research and analysis to evaluate accrual and proposed transactions.
  • Train financial reporting, procurement, IT, and general counsel on new accounting standards and identifying transactions that require special consideration from financial reporting perspective.
  • Review and provide recommendations on how to enhance monthly financial reporting information and how to enhance internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Serve as liaison between Finance and company’s programmatic functions when Office of Administration required internal technical assistance.
  • Assist in preparation and review company’s annual report to ensure compliance with US GAAP.
  • Monitor new accounting standards and other regulatory developments that may impact company’s financial reporting.
  • Prepare and maintain the accounting and procedural documentation over complex accounting and reporting areas.
  • Assist with coordinating annual audit, i.e. responding to information requests from external auditors.
  • Identify and communicate accounting and financial reporting matters to management timely and concisely.