Technical Accounting Manager

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Job #: 14761
Status: Inactive / Filled
Title: Technical Accounting Manager
Job Location: Virginia - Falls Church/Fairfax
Base Compensation: $90,000 — $130,000
Total Compensation: $90,000 — $130,000
Benefits: Great benefits
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: No
Job Categories: Accounting
Industries: IT/Internet Technology


Opportunity to be on the cutting edge of accounting policy research. Analyze complex transactions. Develop accounting policies. Be a key player on a team of top technical accountants.


Technical accounting – This role will be a key resource in supporting the Corporate Financial Controller’s organization in evaluating non-routine transactions and researching, documenting and communicating accounting implications to the business for both external reporting and management accounting. This role will interact with Business Unit associates, corporate finance associates, consultants and external auditors. This role will be responsible for evaluating new accounting standards and implementing those standards in our business. • Accounting policy – This role will be a key resource in supporting the Corporate Financial Controller’s organization in evaluating Business Unit inquiries on accounting for transactions (routine and non- routine) and drafting the detailed updates of internal accounting policies in the Finance Manual for review by the Finance Manual Review Group including updating, adapting, and improving these policies to meet external and internal requirements. This position will work to improve and expand the Accounting Procedures Manual. This position will require collaboration with and influencing Business Unit CFOs, finance teams, external auditors, and consultants. • Special projects – With any new acquisition, this role will be responsible for evaluation all business combination purchase accounting. • External reporting – This role will provide a supportive role during the year-end close to the External Reporting team to assist in the objective of an efficient and shorter close cycle.


7-10 years of experience; 3-5 years auditing experience with an international Big Four accounting firm and 3-5 years in a for-profit corporate controller’s organization responsible for accounting policy, technical accounting analysis and/or business acquisition accounting. ? Strong knowledge of and experience in researching and applying U.S. GAAP. Relevant experience should include complex areas that face large multinational fast moving consumer goods companies like Mars, Incorporated. ? Experience in working with auditors and consultants. ? Demonstrated ability to work with senior management. ? A global mindset and interest. The ability to understand country/region specific differences worldwide from a business and cultural perspective. ? Demonstrated ability to embrace The Five Principles (Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency, and Freedom) ? Experience working with consolidation systems. ? Intermediate level of knowledge in Microsoft Office products including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Project.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP), including accounting for: o Revenue, including SAB 104 concepts related to trade expenditures, coupons, distributors, agency vs. principal relationships o Inventory o Business purchase combinations o Pension including defined benefit plans o Commodity, currency, interest rate derivatives o Fair value, cash flow and net investment hedge accounting o Available for sale securities o Equity and cost method investments o Asset acquisitions and dispositions o Internally developed capital assets and software o Restructuring and exit activities o Impairment tests for goodwill, identifiable intangibles, fixed asset groups, & investments o Leases (capital and operating) o Debt and similar financing transactions o Variable interests and primary beneficiary determinations o Off-balance sheet financing o Noncontrolling interests o Functional currency determinations and foreign currency remeasurement and translation o Income taxes o Accounting for contingencies o Intercompany activities including operational, capital, dividend, financing transactions, and unit transfers ? Ability to understand new accounting literature, assess implications to the business, and lead a team in practically applying the standards to the business. ? Ability to quick grasp management accounting and its differences with US GAAP ? Understanding of financial systems and controls ? Mature and able to quickly command respect and credibility through presence, intellectual acumen, business knowledge and practical understanding of both the financial and human resource aspects of a business. ? Very high level of attention to detail. ? Strong analytical and planning/project management skills with vision beyond the task at hand. ? Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with subordinates, peers, senior management and capable of making presentations to a variety of constituents in a clear, concise, compelling, and understandable fashion. ? Must be a self-starter, highly motivated with a bias for action (strong work ethic) and able to function independently in a “hands-on” environment. ? Excellent written and oral communication skills including with non-Finance contacts. ? Excellent organization and execution skills. ? Consistently demonstrates persistence and conscientiousness. ? Consistently demonstrates common sense and judgment. ? Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines. ? Commitment and willingness to work long hours when required. ? Ability to travel 10% of the time if required.


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