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Sr Accounting Policy Manager

Company: Direct Staffing Inc
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Company Description

Financial

Job Description

SR ACCOUNTING POLICY MANAGER

10+ to 15 years experience

The Senior Accounting Policy Manager is a key leader over our technical

accounting function and is responsible for managing aspects of accounting

research, policy setting and assessment of strategic structuring alternatives. This

position has direct responsibility and oversight for ensuring compliance with US

GAAP and IFRS, and maintaining appropriate controls throughout the above area of

responsibility.

The Senior Accounting Policy Manager has significant interaction with senior level accounting leadership including the SVP/Chief Accounting Officer, VP/Controller, VP/Financial Reporting, Senior Director/Assistant Controller as well as various senior business and finance leaders across the company. This position partners closely with T-Mobile's financial reporting and operational accounting teams, marketing, engineering, IT, treasury, tax, HR and compensation functions, and group accounting at our majority shareholder.

Responsibilities

More specifically, this role will assume the following responsibilities:

--- Provide strong leadership to the Accounting department, our broader Finance organization and to Business Operations groups.

--- Lead accounting assessments of strategic transaction structuring alternatives and product and business process innovation.

--- Act as point of contact to external technical accounting experts on structured financing or other strategic transactions involving complex accounting assessments.

--- Monitor International Accounting Standards, Group Accounting Policies, and US GAAP developments.

--- Interpret guidance, develop and document Company position.

--- Coordinate policy decisions with Parent/Group level policy and accounting leadership as appropriate.

--- Regularly communicate developments applicable to the Company to appropriate people/departments of the Company.

--- Facilitate/coordinate the process of implementing new standards and accounting changes to ensure the Company is prepared to comply at the necessary time.

--- Clear Company positions with external auditors.

--- Lead efforts for the Company related to technical accounting training and CPE.

--- Support SEC filing and comment letter process through technical research and disclosure assistance.

--- Participate in lobbying and outreach on strategically sensitive technical accounting developments. Coordinate with industry peers and Big 4 audit firms on addressing common technical accounting interpretation, standard setting and implementation matters where appropriate. Participate in regulatory (SEC, FASB, AICPA, IASB) outreach and standard setting process.

Qualifications

While the quality and accomplishments of a person's career will be the determining factor, the finalist must have the following requisite qualifications:

--- 10+ years of progressive roles in accounting and/or auditing with within technical accounting research or financial reporting of a large public company.

--- Mix of public company industry experience and Big 4 audit experience preferable.

--- Background in Wireless Telecom industry, financial services or combination thereof highly desired.

--- Extensive proven expertise of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements; prior IFRS accounting experience highly desired.

--- Ability to apply critical thinking in identifying, assessing and resolving accounting issues.

--- Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities demanding both rigorous attention to detail and high level comprehensive solutions.

--- Bachelor's degree in accounting required; graduate level education preferred.

--- Active CPA license highly desired.

PERSONAL

CHARACTERISTICS: The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

--- Highly energetic with the ability to motivate others; creates a team environment

--- Holds people accountable; monitors progress and results; gives feedback effectively and makes tough decisions when appropriate

--- Possesses a positive, professional and proactive approach to problem solving

--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; speaks with authority and conviction; has strong presentation skills

--- Strategic acumen and problem solving skills with the ability to turn findings into executable plans

--- Sound business judgment and leadership skills

--- Ability to effectively prioritize projects and manage available resources

--- Demonstrated ability to build trust and strong cross-functional relationships across an organization to achieve common goals; a skilled collaborator

--- Possesses a strong work ethic; does whatever it takes to get the job done

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

CPA

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Direct Staffing Inc

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