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Technical Accounting Manager

Goodman Masson
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23 Feb 2021

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Technical Accounting Manager/Director | London | US Listed Media | £60,000 - £90,000 + Benefits + Bonus

A household name in the media space are recruiting a new Technical Accounting Manager, this is a fantastic opportunity for an ACA practice trained individual looking for that next step.

Technical Accounting
  • Keep up to date with existing and new accounting and regulatory literature to ensure that the Group complies with all relevant accounting standards (IFRS) and regulation.
  • Implementation of new US GAAP accounting standards to the business
  • Evaluating and interpreting US GAAP rules and applying accounting policies
  • Updating accounting policies on an annual basis
  • Provide guidance on technical accounting issues as they arise around the business including, Revenue recognition, Business acquisitions including purchase price accounting, Annual intangible asset impairment analysis and other valuations
  • Review of all significant accounting matters in the business
  • Providing training to all global regions on key accounting policies and topics
  • Manage preparation and issuance of quarterly technical accounting newsletter
  • Completion of accounting memos for presentation to Controller and CFO
  • Liase with auditors regarding technical accounting queries during audit
  • Commercial contract reviews (providing advice with members of commercial finance, fixed asset and technology accounting issues and clearing the accounting position taken with the external auditors)

Due Diligence
  • Involvement in financial due diligence for potential acquisitions globally
  • Liase with other areas of finance to ensure a coherent position
  • Presentation to the Finance Leadership Team on the results of the due diligence
  • Advising on contract terms in the negotiation progress
  • Liase with post acquisition integration team to ensure seamless integration
  • Verification
  • Review all external filings to ensure that all statements and data are fully supported
  • Support legal in their interactions with external lawyers in providing and justifying data

Other Tasks
  • Compliance with US GAAP on all accounts
  • Compliance with SOX controls applicable to responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills, Experience, Training, Education:
  • Chartered Accountant ideally Big 4 trained
  • Strong technical Accountant with excellent knowledge of US GAAP and ideally SEC Reporting
  • Exposure to SOX and SEC reporting
  • Strong managerial and coaching skills
  • Excellent collaborator among cross-functional teams
  • Confident and resilient

Technical Accounting Manager/Director | London | US Listed Media | £60,000 - £90,000 + Benefits + Bonus
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