Director Technical Accounting

Director Technical Accounting
Herndon, VA (Washington DC)

My client is a publicly traded $8B operating entity.

The Responsibilities Include:

Supports the CAO with research projects and presentations related to new and existing accounting pronouncements.
Author whitepapers related to new and existing accounting pronouncements. (Requires proficiency in proficient in technical accounting research and memo writing)
Assist the accounting function in acquisition analysis, acquisition integration and purchase price accounting.
Supports the CAO and divisional controllers to ensure the organization’s financial results and external disclosures are appropriate.
Liaison with the external auditors during quarterly reviews and the year-end audit process.
Review contracts to identify accounting related issues and perform research as needed.
Assist with investor relations activities such as financial press releases, conference call scripts and presentations.
Perform ad hoc projects under the direction of the CAO and CFO.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Minimum 7+ years of accounting experience, preferably within the distribution industry.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Advanced degree preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), active license status.
“Big 4” experience preferred.
Highly proficient in technical accounting research and memo writing.
Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Vast knowledge of acquisitions and integration of financial systems.
Must be able to think and act strategically, but also be willing to “roll up sleeves” within the finance function.
Familiarity with a variety of the financial concepts, practices, and procedures.
Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong problem solving and creative skills with an ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.
Ability to be effective in a highly matrixed environment, to effectively communicate with and influence all levels of the organization and drive change.
Demonstrated leadership skills and process orientation.
Strong project management skills.
Strong ability to work in changing environment, see through complexity.
Demonstrate thought leadership and execute.
Strong influencing and coaching skills.
Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access tools.
Demonstrated successful experience in working in a demanding, high performance work environment and team oriented culture.
Some travel may be required. (10-20%)

Please send CV to or call 202-251-8110 (speak with me - Sybil) for direct and confidential inquiries.

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