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Senior Director of Accounting in San Jose, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2121013

Sr. Director of Accounting manages the Corporate Accounting team, including consolidation, intercompany accounts reconciliation, period end journal entries, general ledger, fixed assets, etc. This position will also be responsible for managing non-US Accounting personnel and ensuring effectiveness of the worldwide team, which includes direct reports in Asia and Europe. Designs operational procedures and processes that meet audit standards and improve efficiency. Ensures integration of data produced into systems and supports objectives of financial analysts. Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data. Participates in annual audits, quarterly reviews and special projects. This position involves significant interaction with external auditors, finance staff, and process owners in other functions. Ensures proper recordkeeping for document retention. Hires, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and own the entire month, quarter and year-end closing process
  • Oversee a worldwide team of 15 people
  • Manage corporate reporting to management via presentations for Executives and/or Auditors
  • Manage Special projects and implementation of new process improvements
  • Manage and help lead integration of finance and other procedures related to an upcoming acquisition.
  • Manage the preparation of financials, balance sheet reconciliations, and financial audits by analyzing financial data; comparing data to third-party information, budgets, or actual results; researching balance sheet account variances; managing and preparing financial information for audits; and participating in meetings with other functional groups and external auditors
  • Design and implement business processes to ensure efficiency and compliance; working with finance and accounting departments when reviewing new accounting programs; and assisting in resolution of accounting problems arising between internal departments.
  • General accounting (GL and Consolidations, intercompany account reconciliations, Accruals, Cash, and Fixed Assets, key balance sheet reserves, roll-forwards and account reconciliations)
  • Review of monthly consolidated financial statements and perform variance analysis and investigate differences
  • Communicate financial results by explaining variances and anomalies in account balances; determining accounting influence on future proposals, and discussing the effects with management and the Finance Team;
  • Provide supervision and development opportunities for associates and managers by hiring and training; mentoring; assigning duties; providing recognition; and ensuring diversity awareness.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by implementing related action plans;
  • Assist and provide support for external reporting - 10Q and 10K
Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in Finance and Accounting
  • Big 4 experience and CPA preferred
Knowledge & Skills

  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail is critical to this role
  • Strong understanding of operational accounting process knowledge and PTP and QTC best practices and system flows
  • Strong knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Has the ability to interact with all levels of management and cross functional teams
  • Experience analyzing large amounts of financial data
  • Must have demonstrated presentation skills and able to easily present financial data in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Oracle 11 or R12 experience is required
  • Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements a plus
  • Hi-tech industry experience preferred.


About Nelson:

For more than 45 years, we've been passionate about helping people find jobs they love - rewarding jobs that further career goals. At Nelson, we partner with companies that have outstanding reputations. Working with innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies, our skilled recruiters have access to opportunities beyond what you can find on your own.

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