Our client is seeking a Technical Accounting Manager to own the complex accounting on their significant M&A transactions and build out M&A accounting best practices across their portfolio of companies. This role will lead the accounting onboarding of newly acquired entities, working directly with their CFOs or Controllers to perform purchase accounting, transition accounting policies, and set up the new company in their financial reporting. You will work with their investing team, client leadership group, and service providers during the later stages of due diligence through to deal with close and post-acquisition support to plan and then integrate the businesses’ accounting processes. The role offers the unique opportunity to not only serve as a subject matter expert for the finance leaders across their portfolio but also jump in and work alongside them on interesting, shorter-term projects at their respective companies.
In this role, you will be responsible for partnering with financial leaders across our portfolio to implement accounting and finance initiatives, lead accounting onboarding for new acquisitions, and provide tactical, stand-in finance and accounting help for the portfolio companies, as needed.
We are looking for an analytical, self-motivated, accounting manager who is experienced in interpreting U.S. GAAP accounting standards and working in a high-growth, dynamic environment. The ideal person will balance a positive, collaborative attitude with a willingness to roll-up-their sleeves, allowing them to seamlessly function as both a strong individual contributor and a project leader. This role will report directly to the Controller.
Research technical accounting implications from changes in accounting standards and reach conclusions after evaluating various viewpoints/guidance and concisely communicate accounting conclusions and impact to the team
Build and maintain strong business relationships with operating company finance teams
Serve as a “Helicopter Controller” for portfolio companies, providing tactical accounting and finance support for portfolio companies, as needed for major projects
Key contributor in major accounting team projects across parent company (e.g. system migrations, streamlining processes/controls, compliance with new accounting guidance, metrics tracking, etc.)
Assist project manager with LucaNet and Business Central integrations and conversions
Ad-hoc accounting projects
5+ years of public and private accounting, and/or private equity experience, with increasing responsibility
Technical accounting: Experience with business combinations (ASC 805), Revenue Recognition (ASC 606), Fair Value Measurement (ASC 820), and Debt transactions (ASC 470) strongly preferred
Proven record of project management and ability to effect change
Experience working through financial audits and tax requirements
CPA desired, but not required
Experience with our core financial portfolio systems a plus – QuickBooks, Bill.com, Expensify,
LucaNet, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, and Power BI