The Technical Accounting Manager is responsible for navigating through new and complex technical accounting matters to assess technical accounting implications while developing strong working relationships with cross-functional partners and various levels of management.
Responsible for tracking and documentation of all recent accounting standards for relevance to Ascensus.
Responsible for researching and drafting technical memorandums on a variety of complex and non-standard transactions including adoption of new accounting standards, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate accounting matters including significant debt, lease, equity, share-based compensation and revenue transactions.
For transactions outside the ordinary course of business, identifying presentation and disclosure requirements in audited financial statements and draft appropriate accounting disclosures.
Responsible for enhancing, developing, and maintaining accounting policies and confirming accounting policies for acquired entities.
Responsible for reviewing new contract and contract modification assessments of revenue and leasing contracts, including related assessments for acquisitions.
Review audited financial statements and US GAAP Checklists for audited subsidiary financial statements, ensuring quality and accuracy.
Review technical accounting memoranda for transactions in the ordinary course of business.
Responsible for the accounting for share-based compensation and related presentation and disclosure in the financial statements.
Act as a reviewer of draft financial statements and other external reporting deliverables.
Complete special projects for management and other financial functions within the department as required.
Coordinate with external auditors and/or advisors on technical accounting matters.
Must be comfortable and confident navigating through new and complex matters, have outstanding communication and writing skills, be attentive to detail, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while working with multiple teams.
Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.
Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day-to-day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.
Help support the professional development of members of the financial reporting and corporate accounting team including direct reports, co-ops, and interns.
Reports to the Director of Financial Reporting with dotted line to the Director of Accounting.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Public accounting experience required from Big 4. CPA, MBA, or other post graduate degree preferred.
6 plus years of strong financial reporting and technical accounting background.
Knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
Highly analytical and detail oriented with strong aptitude for problem solving.
Independent and possesses excellent communications and organizational skills.
Ability to streamline and improve processes.
Ability to work cross-functionally with various departments throughout the finance organization and business.
ERP general ledger/financial reporting experience a plus but not required.
Prior financial services industry experience a plus but not required.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.
At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity—housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.®
As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.