Salary Mid-Point: $150,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Our publicly traded, client is adding a Director of Technical Accounting to their talented team.  The ideal candidate has years of technical accounting experience with a publicly traded company or is coming out of a public accounting firm. 

Job Description:

  • Prepare technical accounting memos for new, complex transactions and drive the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Lead the implementation of the new lease accounting standard – ASC 842 and serve as an internal expert on ASC 606
  • Coordinate with External Reporting on financial statement disclosures related to new accounting guidance
  • Track accounting issues to ensure oversight and SOX compliance
  • Create, update, and enhance accounting policies, ensuring compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Provide training to the accounting and finance team
  • Perform due diligence of potential acquisition targets and oversee purchase accounting for acquisitions, including reviews of valuations for intangible assets and goodwill
  • Review other transactions, which could include license arrangements, divestitures, joint ventures, etc.
  • Review significant contracts to evaluate accounting consequences

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • 9 + years of experience, with three years of heavy technical accounting concentration (e.g. 842, 606, etc.)
  • Public accounting experience preferred, if not, public company experience required
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field of study
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required

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