Technical Accounting Manager

Category: Accounting Location: San Francisco Job ID: 16986 Date Posted: July 9th, 2019



An impactful opportunity exists within the Accounting team as we are looking for a Technical Accounting Manager to manage internal and external reporting process, including the preparation of supporting schedules and related analysis to ensure the accurate reporting of financial data in accordance with US GAAP. The ideal candidate has SEC reporting experience (S-1, 10-K, 10-Q), excellent project management skills, is able to work independently in a highly collaborative team environment, and demonstrates a strong acumen with technical accounting research and consultations.



  • Primary technical accounting resource for the company, requiring proficiency in a broad set of technical accounting topics and in-depth knowledge of GAAP including understanding of ASC 340 relating to contract cost. Experience with technical research and preparation of accounting memorandums;
  • Evaluate the accounting consequences of potential transactions and present guidance throughout all levels and functions of the organization. Ability to clearly and concisely document and effectively communicate complex accounting and reporting issues to finance and non-finance personnel;
  • Partner with policy and process owners to develop new finance policies, transform existing processes, facilitate approval, field policy interpretation inquiries, and ensure compliance with the Company’s finance policy governance framework;
  • Independently research and analyze accounting issues and disclosure requirements in accordance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements;
  • Lead the cross functional transition to guidance outlined in the new Lease Standard;
  • Assist in the preparation of the Company’s monthly and annual Financial Statements including the consolidated cash flow statements and footnotes to the financial statements;
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed;
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advice on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff;
  • Support Director of Accounting with special projects and workflow process improvements;
  • Responsible for preparing journal entries and account reconciliations and analyses of all equity accounts, and stock-based compensation, consistent with ASC 718 (FAS 123R) on a monthly basis.




  • Must be detail-oriented, have a proactive approach, and the ability to work with cross-functional teams;
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • 6 – 8 years of public accounting experience required with a mix of industry being a plus;
  • Requires a BA/BS in Finance / Accounting; CPA required;
  • strong knowledge of accounting principles along with an ability to exhibit exemplary professional communication skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and presence of mind;
  • Overall understanding and experience in application of GAAP and SEC/financial reporting requirements including financial statements and financial statement footnotes;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines

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