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Manager, Technical Accounting

San Jose, CA 95002

Posted: 02/08/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 362436

Job Description

Manager, Technical Accounting             


Our client is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Their solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, they provide its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

Our client is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be.

LOCATION: Remote, West Coast.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Our client is seeking a Manager of Technical Accounting to join a world-class dynamic controllership organization. The position with research, analyze, and assist in determining the appropriate accounting treatment of complex transactions and new GAAP accounting standards. The Manager of Technical Accounting plays a crucial role over stock compensation, leases, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, derivatives, and hedging and will participate in numerous special projects. This is a highly visible position within the Corporate Accounting team with an excellent career path reporting to the Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Director.


•                    Serve as the lead member of the technical accounting team in the performance of research, the determination of financial reporting and disclosure impact, ensuring timely adoption of new accounting standards, and preparation of technical accounting memos.

•                    Own the Company’s Non-GAAP policy and advise on appropriate classification for new and non-recurring transactions under the policy

•                    Be on the leading edge' of new accounting pronouncements and training executives and company personnel on changes and impact.

•                    Interact directly with controllership team members as well as key leadership in multiple functions across the finance function as well as business leaders.

•                    Serve as a key contact with the external auditors, including management of selected audit deliverables.

•                    Develop strong cross-functional relationships and serve as a business partner during the negotiation of transactions to ensure desired accounting outcomes.

•                    Serve as the fulcrum of the company's technical review committee, a forum for formulating accounting positions in a team environment, training team members, and developing execution plans.

•                    Contributes to merger and acquisition activities, including due-diligence, third-party valuations, and purchase price accounting

•                    Contributes to presentations for senior leadership and the Audit Committee, as appropriate

•                    Contributes to various department and organizational special projects as assigned, including collaboration with the External & Financial Reporting and IFRS Reporting teams

•                    Assists in maintaining and improving SOX compliance as it relates to technical accounting processes

•                    Builds a strong cross-functional peer group bond within the global finance group, internal audit and operations to ensure compliance with US GAAP

Minimum Requirements

•                    Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related experience OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience

Preferred Requirements

•                    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent degree plus an active US CPA; other out of country designations may be considered

•                    3-5 years of public auditing or industry experience with increasing scope of responsibilities

•                    Must possess strong knowledge of SEC rules and regulations and U.S. accounting principles, IFRS experience a plus

•                    Initiate work as a self-starter, learn quickly, work independently and motivate others

•                    Excellent written communication skills – sample documentation may be requested 

•                    Ability to convey simple to complex financial information to individuals and groups

•                    Ability to work well on large and small cross-functional teams

•                    Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment

•                    Detail oriented and excellent organizational and analytical skills

•                    Comfortable with changing environment and responsibilities

•                    Team player with a “do whatever it takes” attitude

•                    Big 4 auditing experience (strong preference)

•                    A mix of both public accounting and industry experience

•                    IFRS experience or knowledge

•                    Knowledge of ASC 321, 323, 718, 815, 805, and 840

•                    Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite

•                    Oracle 12 experience

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