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Senior Manager in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description


Flexible Downtown Houston company with top notch corporate culture seeks strong Senior Manager for their Accounting Policy Team.  Great compensation and benefits package.


Our client has a sterling reputation in Houston, and is a well known global company and leader in their industry.  This company offers flexibility, opportunities for growth and has excellent employee retention.  The Accounting Policy team of this company is looking to add a leader in order to replace someone who is being promoted in the team.  

This role reports to the Associate Director, External Reporting and Accounting Policy and the purpose of the role is to play an integral part in interacting with and advising senior management on technical accounting matters related to US GAAP and IFRS. This highly-visible position will develop and maintain close business relationships with various disciplines throughout the organization including Financial Planning and Analysis, Segment Controlling, Corporate Accounting, Accounting Global Process Solutions, Treasury, Tax, Legal and the Merger and Acquisitions team.

This person will be the lead technical accounting advisor and required to have a strong working knowledge in many of the following areasinventory; property, plant and equipment; leasing; impairment; segment reporting; derivatives and hedging; debt and equity securities; equity method and segment reporting. This person will be required to be able to explain complex concepts to non-accountants and lead or influence cross functional teams to resolve issues.  


  1. Lead the Accounting Policy team and provide support to less experience team members on a daily basis.
  2. As a subject matter expert, work with the business and others in the organization to identify, resolve and document complex accounting issues and pending transactions.
  3. Work closely with the Treasury Department Corporate Finance Team and provide derivative and hedge accounting expertise to transactions being contemplated.
  4. Prepare and review accounting memoranda providing documentation of the Company’s application of accounting principles to specific transactions or events.
  5. Evaluate various complex transaction structures against US GAAP and IFRS, recommends alternative structures to meet business and financial needs while complying with accounting principles and regulations.
  6. Coordinate and effectively communicate with various departments throughout the company and all levels of management regarding accounting issues.
  7. Monitors standard-setters for latest accounting regulations, analyzes impact of new/emerging regulations on the company and proactively develops policy to address standard adoption and implementation.
  8. Lead training sessions for company-wide finance personnel on both US GAAP and IFRS accounting.
  9. Maintains strong relationship with external auditors; confers with external auditors on various transactions; documents transactions and decisions.
  10. Strong SEC reporting knowledge needed and the ability to review SEC filings and the IFRS annual financial reporting to provide value-added comments in the process.
  11. Drives continuous process improvements to mitigate risks throughout the organization.
  12. A valuable member of the Finance team who leads by example and contributes to and effectively influences decisions.
  13. Fosters an environment of strong ethics, morale, leadership and teamwork.
  14. Serve as a mentor to others and has the ability to coach and develop team members.
  15. Work with other accounting departments in implementing new accounting standards.
  16. Integral to the finance function talent recruitment and development efforts.



  1. Bachelor's degree in accounting is required.
  2. Professional Accounting Certification (CPA or Chartered Accountant) is required.
  3. Public firm transaction related experience is strongly preferred.
  4. Public firm National (Technical) Office experience is a plus.


  1. 12+ years accounting experience – solid technical accounting knowledge in many of the following areas: inventory; property, plant and equipment; leasing; impairment; segment reporting; derivatives and hedging; debt and equity securities; equity method and segment reporting.
  2. Minimum 10 years of Big 4 public accounting experience.
  3. Experience working in a fast paced environment.