Technical Accounting Manager

Washington, D.C.


Job Summary

Assesses and documents the impact of new and existing accounting standards on the Company’s practices, processes and procedures. Assesses new business events and transactions to determine their effect on the company’s financial statements.


Responsibilities

  • Leads the process to monitor new Accounting Standards issued to assess and document their impact on the Company's practices, processes and procedures and implements the new Accounting Standards by leading a cross functional team.
  • Conducts in-depth analyses and applies critical thinking to accounting research, then makes substantive recommendations regarding the Company’s accounting positions.
  • Monitors proposed Accounting Standards to assess the impact of the proposal on the Company's financial statements. Draft comments on the new standards as directed during the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB's) comment period.  Works with industry groups as appropriate.
  • Manages the evaluation of new business events, transactions, and contracts to assess their impact on the Company's financial statements, including documenting the accounting and reporting treatment
  • Leads a cross functional team to implement new business transactions and other special projects, as directed by the Director, Technical Accounting.
  • Manages the Controllers Learning Series, an internally developed finance and accounting series of courses.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • Master's degree in Accounting or MBA with concentration in Accounting preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of business experience in an accounting function, including at least 3 years of technical accounting experience.
  • A CPA license and public accounting experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of GAAP and a demonstrated ability to research and prepare formal written accounting position papers.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply accounting guidelines issued pursuant to FASB, AICPA, IASB, the SEC or the FERC accounting and financial reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data, and to identify relevant issues in solving business problems, including evaluating multiple scenarios.