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Senior Director, Technical Accounting

Discovery

Knoxville, TN 11-25-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

Overview

The Senior Director, Technical Accounting will be responsible for the company's accounting assessments and policies. This individual should be comfortable working directly with senior management of the company as well as the external auditors.

Responsibilities

What you will be doing:

1. Establish, develop and document the company's global accounting policies
2. Be the accounting subject matter expert for various non-standard accounting topics
3. Assess, conclude on and document accounting treatment for transactions as well as contracts review and assessment
4. Advise, guide and monitor peers as it relates to compliant accounting behavior
6. Lead accounting and accounting-related projects (e.g. implementation of new accounting standards, business and M&A projects)
7. Create presentations and present to senior management and the Board of Directors
8. Work directly with the external auditors on accounting positions and external filings
9. Coordinate work activities with other company leaders around the world
10. Other duties and responsibilities as needed

Requirements

What you need to have:

* BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited institution

* Minimum of 10 years of experience and a strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and IFRS requirements

* Minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role

* Mix of public accounting and public company experience

* CPA required


It's a plus if you have:

* Experience in financial reporting and/or technical accounting of an SEC registrant

* Experience working directly with external auditors to resolve complex accounting and reporting issues

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Strong executive presence

* Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills

* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

* Ability to meet deadlines under pressure

* Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional team members at all levels

* Experience implementing best practices that require significant innovation for improving processes by applying advanced understanding of complex functional/technical and business issues and challenges

* Ability to anticipate resource requirements and to make adjustments based on emerging issues and priorities

* Experience with Hyperion or SAP preferred


Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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Discovery

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.