Director of Technical Accounting

Location: San Mateo, CA
Date Posted: 06-27-2017
Director of Technical Accounting
Xceed Staffing is looking for a Director of Technical Accounting to join a rapidly growing and Pre-IPO company.  This position is located at their Corporate Headquarters on the peninsula. The person will be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the close process, including close calendar and checklist, while working with the Corporate Controller, business stakeholders, and the accounting team to reduce the number of days to close
  • Manage core finance processes/functions including technical accounting, revenue recognition, cost accounting, inventory valuation, and warranty, and SOX compliance
  • Review account reconciliations, journal entries, prepare variance analysis and ensure accounting activities are well supported and documented
  • Lead the technical accounting and reporting team on the assessment of complex accounting transactions and the implementation of new accounting policies
  • Ensure integrity and timeliness of quarterly and annual financial reporting in accordance with GAAP
  • Lead month-end, quarter-end and year-end close including financial statements
  • Prepare and maintain account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Review monthly financial statements and trend analyses to ensure that all results are proper and prepared in accordance with GAAP guidelines
  • Coordinate and lead external financial audits
  • Assist in the development of the accounting team, including staffing, performance management, and training
  • Constantly drive improvements to processes through automation
  • Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in special projects, system improvements or ad hoc analyses/projects as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA must
  • 10+ years of hands-on working experience showing consistent progression
  • Big 4 public accounting at Senior Manager level is must. Private or public company experience is a plus.
  • Thoroughly versed in GAAP and subject matter expert
  • Critical thinker with attention to detail who can seek innovative solutions to complex business/technical issues
  • Strong multi-tasking, organization and prioritization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to clearly and concisely interface with all levels of management
  • Oracle experience is a plus
  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment
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