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Interim Manager – Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting

The HT Group is currently assisting an Austin-based software provider in the search for a Technical Accounting/Financial Reporting Manager for an immediate need. The role will be on an interim/contract basis with potential for a full-time role for the right fit.

The Technical Accounting/Financial Reporting Manager will set the direction for a team with responsibility for external financial reporting, evaluation and enhancement of accounting policies, review and decisioning of material financial transactions, interpreting new accounting pronouncements and regulations, and effectively manage interactions and communications with other corporate functions.

Scope/Focuses:

  • Performs Technical Accounting consultations on various topics including stock-based compensation, software capitalization, purchase accounting, divestitures, derivatives and hedging, etc.
  • Analyzes contracts or agreements as needed to determine accounting treatment for recording and reporting
  • Coordinates with external auditors on requests and reviews during quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Manages certain monthly account reconciliations for technical balance sheet accounts
  • Reviews and approves journal entries and reconciliations
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP, SOX, and internal control policies and procedures
  • Involved in accounting policy training across the organization
  • Supervises senior and staff accountants
  • Mentors and manages the accounting functions to facilitate associate engagement and professional development

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; Master’s degree preferred
  • CPA License, preferred
  • 5+ years accounting experience
  • 2+ years managing and developing employees
  • 3+ years public accounting experience, preferred
  • Advance MS Excel proficiency
  • Previous Wdesk/Workiva a plus

Preferred/Additional:

  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP, very strong technical accounting skills, and up-to-date knowledge of the latest accounting standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with multi-company and multi-location environment
  • Experience with international accounting, including multi-currency translations
  • Hands-on experience with fully integrated accounting system, preferred
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and instill a sense of urgency
  • Proven record of process improvement and streamlining functions
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