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Manager, Technical Accounting

Company: Laureate Education
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

The Manager, Technical Accounting is responsible for performing accounting research on various topics and complex transactions and working with the Senior Manager, Technical Accounting, Executive Director, Accounting and the CAO so that they present the findings to executive management. These items can include, but are not limited to, debt and equity offerings, derivatives, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, consolidation accounting, variable interest entity (VIE) accounting, adoption of new accounting standards, assessing the impact of regulatory changes and customer and supplier contracts. This position will be key in assisting management in determining the correct accounting treatment and assisting them in analyzing any alternative treatments under US GAAP. A working knowledge of IFRS and ability to research topics under the IFRS framework is a plus.


  • Research technical accounting and reporting matters and author accounting memos and research papers
  • Consult with internal business partners on complex transactions to ensure proper accounting and reporting treatment
  • Maintain global accounting policies, including keeping current with changes in authoritative guidance, share responsibility in communicating changes to policy and technical matters to the organization
  • Assist with the review of the Company---s external financial reporting documents, including Forms 10-Q, 10-K, S-1, 8-K, Prospectus and Prospectus Supplements
  • Lead ad hoc technical projects
  • Evaluate complex business transactions along with the Senior Manager, Technical Accounting to determine the proper accounting treatment and suggest alternative strategies for structuring the transactions
  • Interact with external and internal auditors on technical accounting and reporting matters
  • Will inform and consult with management on accounting and regulatory standards (e.g. SEC, FASB and IASB)
  • Apply strong project management skills to various initiativesKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Active CPA certification required
  • Approximately 5-7 years of related experience required, preferably with most of it in Public Accounting. Big 4 experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC regulations
  • At least 3 years of management experience preferred
  • Hyperion financial management skills (desired)
  • Strong experience communicating and interacting with executive management preferred
  • Expert knowledge of financial reporting, GAAP, and other applicable regulatory requirements
  • Seasoned knowledge and understanding of bookkeeping
  • Seasoned knowledge of finance regulations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and financial software
  • Well organized and able to prioritize
  • Able to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to think critically
  • Ability to advise and influence key internal and external stakeholders
  • Should be adaptable and able to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities
  • Shows analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to lead a team and work independently
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability and interest to work in a globally diverse environment

Keywords: Laureate Education, Philadelphia , Manager, Technical Accounting, Accounting, Auditing , Baltimore, Pennsylvania

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