Manager - Technical Accounting

March 18, 2019


Industry

Insurance

Category

Finance

Location

Rolling Meadows, IL


Description


This position will be located at the Company’s headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Research technical accounting guidance, including FASB and SEC regulations, and effectively communicate conclusions verbally and in writing.
  • Monitor changes in accounting standards and policies and evaluate and anticipate the potential impact on the organization. 
  • Be willing to “roll up sleeves” to help operationalize good accounting.
  • Assist in addressing any technical accounting issues raised by the divisional finance leaders and communicate accounting conclusions.
  • Assist in preparing comment letters and/or responses to FASB exposure drafts and Invitations to Comment, as pertinent to the organization.
  • Assist in preparing responses to SEC comment letter and other technical correspondence.
  • Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date about all external audit requirements, such as PCAOB, international control documentation, etc.
  • Assist in preparation of impact analysis for new accounting standards (e.g., CECL).
  • Assist in maintaining completeness and accuracy of internal accounting policies through our Financial Policy Manual.
  • Assist in evaluations of passed audit differences, materiality and going concern.
  • Evaluate stock compensation valuation inputs and review EPS, including impact of equity contingents, performance measures and dilution calculations. 
  • Assist in preparation of technical accounting white papers.
  • Accounting areas include: 
    • Revenue Recognition
    • Leases
    • EPS Calculation
    • Stock Compensation Accounting
    • General Compensation Accounting
    • Debt accounting, including embedded derivatives
    • Hedge Accounting
    • Pension Accounting
    • Mergers & Acquisition Accounting
    • Goodwill and Other Impairment

Income tax accounting (basic)

  • Perform internal controls.
  • Prepare monthly technical CPE training materials.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Accounting 
  • Public accounting experience
  • CPA required
  • Six or more years of accounting experience in public accounting and, preferably, also in a public company environment
  • Project management experience
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience
  • Experience navigating Edgar and/or Intelligize, SEC comment letter search, FASB archives and minutes
  • Intermediate skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word 
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in JD Edwards and various other financial application systems. 

Fortune 1000 Company?

Yes

Job Type

Part Time

Career Level

Manager

Travel Requirements

15 percent

Contact Name

John Los