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Manager, External Reporting and Technical Accounting



IT, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Note: Perpetua is part of Ascential's Digital Commerce brand portfolio. The Perpetua Talent Acquisition team is supporting Recruitment for this role. More info here.
The shift to digital commerce is only accelerating. Faster. We know that our customers – the world’s top consumer brands and their ecosystems – need the right information to help seize that opportunity. Our products and brands help our customers optimize their digital commerce, maximize marketing impact and create the right products.
This position will focus on external reporting and technical accounting matters for the Company and is a critical team player in the overall success of the finance and accounting team. The qualified candidate will interact with finance/accounting and cross-functional teams.

What You'll Do:

  • Assists with the preparation of external financial statements and footnote disclosures in accordance with SEC and US GAAP requirements, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of reporting
  • Help coordinate compiling of information contained within SEC filings from cross-functional teams
  • Technical accounting resource, working closely with corporate finance and operational teams to provide US GAAP accounting and reporting guidance
  • Assists with contract review prior to execution and provides accounting research and guidance in support of the Company’s business transactions
  • Provides financial information in support of external questions
  • Assists in the review of financial reporting packages
  • Assists with the development, maintenance and communication of accounting policies and procedures
  • Drafts and reviews accounting memorandums to support the Company’s position on complex technical accounting matters and presents the suggested treatment to management and external auditors
  • Draft and review new and amended accounting policies and procedures
  • Assists with journal entry preparation for non-routine transactions
  • Monitors emerging accounting pronouncements, assists in the evaluation of the impacts to Company and takes ownership of implementation procedures, as required
  • Assists in training finance and accounting team members in relation to new accounting standards, policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with external auditors on audit requests and other third-party service providers, as needed
  • Ensures all work complies with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Streamlines and improves existing processes and internal controls
  • Assists with other related projects and initiatives on an ad hoc basis

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in accounting and CPA
  • Big 4 accounting firm and public company experience
  • 6+ years of related work experience
  • Expert knowledge of US GAAP accounting and SEC reporting requirements
  • Experience drafting white paper accounting memos and documenting accounting policies and procedures
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply accounting standards
  • Experience working with SEC clients in public accounting and/or at an SEC registered company
  • Proficiency in Google suite or Microsoft Office suite
  • SAP and Hyperion reporting experience is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships across the organization to influence cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, independent, and resourceful while demonstrating the highest level of integrity
  • Attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Strong business partner to others in the organization
  • Ability to gain the confidence and respect of management and staff through attributes such as professionalism and positive attitude
  • Able to interpret and translate complex technical matters into concise communication to management
  • Challenges existing processes and always looks to improve and find efficiencies
Working at Ascential Digital Commerce 🇺🇸
Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.
🌴 Unlimited PTO
🧠 Learning and Development Opportunities
👍 401K – Saving Incentive plan
💜 Generous Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance plans
🍼 Generous parental leave program
The Interview Process:
Every role starts the same, an introductory call with someone from our team. We will be looking for company and values-fit as well as your professional experience; there may be some technical role-specific questions during this call. Every role is different after the initial call, but you can expect to meet several people from the team 1:1. In your initial call, we will walk you through exactly what to expect the process to be.
Inclusive Workforce:
Our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all Ascential people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.
If you have any accessibility requirements that would make you more comfortable during the application and interview process, please let us know so that we can support you.
Please note, We do not accept unsolicited resumes.