Buckingham Search

Director, Technical Accounting & Research

Buckingham Search - Glenview, IL

Seeking a Director, Technical Accounting & Research to perform accounting and SEC reporting research, to oversee the Company’s financial policies & procedures, and to manage the preparation of the Company’s financial filings with the SEC. This position will report directly to the Senior Director, External Reporting with exposure to executive management and to key finance and operations leaders across the Company’s worldwide operations. The position requires a solid working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements as well as strong communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively with other key disciplines and business personnel.


  • Perform technical accounting and SEC reporting research and document the Company’s conclusions in technical whitepapers
  • Monitor accounting literature for new reporting requirements that may potentially impact the Company and lead the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Prepare quarterly accounting and regulatory update presentations for the Company’s Audit Committee
  • Work closely with investor relations and various financial reporting teams in the preparation and review of the Company’s external financial communications (SEC filings and disclosures, annual report, earnings releases, communications with the investment community, etc.)
  • Consult with operating and finance personnel at corporate and within the Company’s diversified group of businesses related to accounting questions and the implementation of financial policies and procedures
  • Work closely with key stakeholders in the development, revision and maintenance of the Company’s financial policies & procedures
  • Act as a liaison with internal and external auditors on matters involving technical accounting, internal controls, financial policies and SEC reporting
  • Participate and/or lead various Corporate Finance & Accounting projects to improve the overall efficiency, timeliness and accuracy of financial close processes
  • Focus on corporate finance & accounting talent management efforts through attraction, development, and retention of key talent across the department


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university
  • CPA required
  • 11+ years of experience in public accounting and/or external financial reporting for a public company
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and develop others
  • Capable of leading large complex projects
  • Able to perform in a fast-paced environment

Posted On: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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