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Technical Accounting Manager

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 11/14/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 360004

Job Description

Technical Accounting Manager            

Company Description: Our client is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Their aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. They are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through their technology which includes robotics and autonomy, they are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.

LOCATION: South San Francisco. Most people are in the office 3-5 days/week. Lots of flexibility.


About You and The Role  

Our client is looking for a high-energy, self-motivated, hands-on Technical Accounting Manager to join their growing Accounting team. An ideal candidate excels in external reporting responsibilities, technical research, verbal and written communication, and is a problem solver with the ability to translate complex accounting matters into concise business solutions. You will continually look for ways to help our team get better at what we do in the most efficient way possible.

In this role, you will play a significant part in ensuring the integrity, consistency, and application of GAAP world-wide, including accounting policies, practices, and systems. You will contribute to the achievement of an efficient monthly/quarterly/annual close and financial reporting process for the accounting team. You also have SOX experience and a collaborative mindset to co-lead our contract review cycle. 

What You'll Do  

As the Technical Accounting Manager, you will contribute to a variety of other one-time complex technical accounting problem solving situations, requiring detailed reading of underlying agreements and US GAAP guidance. Along with proper accounting, you will assist with all related aspects of key areas in relation to revenue recognition, internal management reporting, technical accounting support, and a variety of ad hoc projects.

You will have the capacity to drive reporting and technical excellence while supporting the development of practical business processes and solutions. You will have a background in researching and teaching others about new GAAP as well as existing GAAP requirements, be detail oriented and have strong organizational and relationship-building skills. This position requires strong communication capabilities to work with finance and non-finance personnel.

Example responsibilities include:  
  • Oversee Technical Accounting, Revenue Recognition, and Compliance
  • Be responsible for researching and updating internal documentation on technical accounting issues and new accounting guidance and their application to internal and external reporting
  • Review contracts and analyze revenue recognition arrangements to ensure accordance with ASC 606 and related US GAAP pronouncements and company policy
  • Support month-end, quarter-end, and year-end accounting close for areas of functional responsibility
  • Perform and assist with complex calculations and analyses (software capitalization, investments valuation, complex accruals)
  • Document business processes for standard accounting tasks
  • Participate in financial transformation initiatives, implement process changes, and establish best practices
  • Coordinate with other departments to obtain transaction information, research reconciling items, and resolve issues
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects and management inquiries
  • Work closely with international accounting teams to ensure consistent application of policies and procedures
  • Assist in preparation of the statements of cash flow
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, third party service providers, including external auditors, assist in quarterly reviews, and annual audit with external auditors
  • Provide accounting, disclosure support and advice to world-wide finance personnel
  • Develop and maintain working relationships across Finance, Legal, Investor Relations, and other organizations.

What You'll Bring 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA required
  • At least 4-6 years of experience with at least 2 years of experience at a Big 4 public accounting firm, preferred
  • Strong understanding of typical financial statement line items and financial metrics/ratios
  • Experience with NetSuite or similar global ERP system, preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, creative problem-solving, and ability to summarize conclusions succinctly
  • Flexibility and comfort with continuous change, willingness to take on challenges, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple duties and work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High degree of dedication to improvement and strong sense of ownership
  • High standards of customer service to contacts both within and outside the company
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $130,000-$180,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 
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