Job #1550: Executive Director - Chicago, IL (2-10-21)

Job Title

Executive Director


Chicao, IL


Competitive base, commensurate with experience

Executive Director – Head of Technical Accounting, Reporting and Policy


Your key responsibilities –

  • Lead, develop and grow the team responsible for establishing accounting and reporting policies to ensure compliance with US GAAP and SEC reporting rules and regulations
  • Lead the development and maintenance of accounting and reporting policies in compliance with US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
  • Manage aspects of developing and maintaining accounting and reporting policies related to compliance with US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations
  • Lead reviews of new accounting standard updates and adaptation of processes and policies to reflect applicable updates; track projects related to emerging accounting guidance and reporting rules
  • Direct, manage or perform the technical accounting research and related documentation of technical accounting matters
  • Lead exercises to benchmark accounting and reporting policies, as well as disclosures, against other public company filers as part of an effort to achieve best-in-class standards
  • Partner with Product Finance to support accounting for new or complex transactions, including developing documented conclusions incorporating applicable accounting guidance
  • Participate in the quarterly SEC filing process, including preparation of assigned disclosures and reviews of investor relations materials
  • Lead or execute special projects as assigned, including mergers and acquisitions accounting considerations and finance functional transformation projects
  • Manage aspects of the relationship with our independent registered public accounting firm


Your skills and experience that will help you excel

  • 10+ years in Accounting or Finance related field
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Public accounting (Big Four) and/or industry accounting experience with multi-national publicly-traded companies, preferably within the technology or software industries
  • Prior experience drafting and managing accounting and reporting policies for a global, publicly-traded organization
  • Knowledge and experience with complex Corporate accounting areas, such as stock-based compensation, equity, debt, partnership and business combinations
  • Proficient with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements, including ASC 606
  • Strong grasp of complex accounting concepts balanced with operational and business understanding
  • Prior experience managing and leading a global team
  • Knowledge of large ERP systems, such as SAP, Oracle or Peoplesoft, as well as consolidation applications such as SAP BPC, HFM, etc.
  • Past experience with SEC reporting applications, such as Active Disclosure, Workiva WDesk, etc.
  • Executive presence and ability to communicate succinctly with senior leadership team
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills


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