Sr. Accountant, Financial Reporting (SEC, Big 4, CPA)

posted Aug 14, 2015, 8:12 PM by Eva Chiu   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 6:02 PM ]

Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting (SEC)

Candidates straight out of Big 4 public accounting are encouraged to apply as this is an ideal transition!

Position Summary:

Our client, a growing publicly held innovative technology company, is looking for a Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting, who is pro-active, self-directed and possesses a high quality bar for themselves and their work product. The position will report to the Manager of Financial Reporting, but will have direct exposure to the Corporate Controller, CFO and other members of the Finance team. 

The Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting will provide oversight, guidance, direction, and quality control for meaningful, accurate, and timely financial reports. The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation and issuance of the monthly consolidated financial statements, and the quarterly and annual U.S. GAAP financials. In addition, they will also help prepare the annual U.K. statutory accounts. They will also be responsible for interpreting and ensuring compliance with financial (SEC) and accounting concepts, researching technical accounting issues. 


  • Ensure that the financial position of the company is properly reflected in accordance with GAAP
  • Responsible for the monthly preparation and presentation of financial statements, including worldwide consolidation process
  • Prepare annual audited financial statements and related footnote disclosures
  • Research, evaluate and document technical accounting implications of new accounting regulations, as well as complex or non-standard transactions
  • Plan, develop and implement effective accounting strategies, policies and procedures, in accordance with evolving regulations, legal and governmental requirements and industry trends
  • Maintain accounting policies manual and assist in updating or developing new policies and training accounting staff to ensure consistency and compliance with GAAP requirements
  • Member of the compliance taskforce made up of accounting, legal, human resource, IT and tax professionals, ensuring that the company properly anticipates and addresses worldwide legal and regulatory requirements
  • Work on ad hoc special projects as needed

Desired Skills and Experience

Key Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years relevant experience, with at least 3 years at a Big Four accounting firm
  • Direct entry from public accounting is welcome
  • CPA required
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or economics/accounting
  • Strong understanding of key accounting standards, including revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, impairments (goodwill and intangibles), lease accounting, investments, foreign currency translation and re-measurement, segment reporting and acquisition accounting
  • Experience in developing technical memos to support accounting considerations and conclusions
  • Full and complete understanding of financial statements and US GAAP
  • Strong working knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Experience with oversight and preparation of SEC (10K, 10Q) filings
  • XBRL experience is a plus

Additional Skills:

  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Innovative, creative, problem-solving skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues independently
  • Project management skills – complete projects efficiently and on-time
  • Positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively with team