Director of Accounting - Hubbell
St. Louis, MO
Purpose: The Director of Technical Accounting has deep knowledge and experience with authoritative U.S. GAAP, the ability to effectively research and interpret accounting guidance, and partner with the business to apply that guidance to specific transactions. Strong working knowledge of ASC 606, and the ability to effectively identify, diagnose, and communicate the impact of complex revenue transactions to the company's leadership team are also key elements of this role.
Duties and Responsibilities
Partner with the business and to understand proposed transactions, diagnose the accounting and reporting, implications in relation to U.S. GAAP as well as implications to the company's internal control environment. Including complex revenue transactions, warranty arrangements, and software development costs, among other key areas.
Work with the accounting and finance team to design effective accounting and reporting processes around those transactions with an appropriate focus on internal controls.
Liaison with operations and engineering on warranty matters and diagnosing the implication to warranty reserves.
Evaluation of costs relating to software development projects and assessment of proper capitalization under U.S. GAAP. Development of policies and procedures for capitalized software development costs.
Provide technical accounting support and guidance for the company's business acquisitions, including al purchase accounting related entries.
Drafting technical accounting memos, accounting position papers, and control documentation to support the company's accounting conclusions and processes.
Staying current with emerging accounting guidance that may impact the business, proactively assessing the impact and alternatives, and effectively communicating those findings to the company's leadership team.
Liaison with the company's orporate accounting team on technical accounting matters, presenting findings, assessments and alternatives to the HPS Controller.
Liaison with the company's external audit team on technical accounting matter and positions taken.
Suport annual SOX 404 compliance.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Accounting from a four-year college or university.
At least 8-10 years of combined work experience in Big 4 and/or Corporate Accounting and Controls experience.
Operates efficiently and effectively with minimal oversight.
Experience working in/with a U.S. Public company.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment.
Ability to research technical accounting issues by utilizing Accounting Standard Codification and other technical accounting sources.
Proven ability to work well with others in a multi-national organization.
Proven leadership and management skills.
Excellent verbal, written communication, and power point presentation skills.
Exhibit a confident leadership presence and can effectively modify presentation styles to all levels within an organization.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
MBA in Accounting/Finance.
Experience with Hyperion Financial Management, JDE, SAP, Blackline a plus, or experience with other major reporting software/systems considered.
Experience working in a publicly traded manufacturing environment.
Bachelors Degree in Accounting
Masters Degree in Business