Technical Accounting Manager

This Technical Accounting Manager position prefers a Big 4 background w/strong auditing foundation of work and has a CPA. You will be responsible for providing technical accounting support to transactions by client’s businesses across the globe, e.g., by analyzing strategic M&A transactions and by answering technical inquiries interpreting US GAAP.

Responsibilities also include

Position Overview

  • Researches US GAAP guidance,  develops accounting policies, procedures, controls and implementation of new accounting standards; and assurance that the company policies, reporting and activities adhere to GAAP.
  • Leads implementation of new accounting standards applicable to client’s businesses across the globe.
  • Provides technical accounting guidance and timely accounting support to strategic and complex business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions and equity method investments
  • Drafts and updates accounting policies, procedures and position (white) papers
  • Works with auditors supporting the company’s accounting conclusions
  • Actively tracks and analyzes emerging accounting pronouncements for potential impact to client’s businesses across the globe.
  • May provide leadership, support and managerial review to a small team.



Tax Reporting and Advisory Senior Associate

Job Description
The Tax Reporting and Advisory team provides a variety of services to our clients in the areas of tax outsourcing, tax and finance optimization, tax technology and implementation as well as IFRS conversion.

• Review income and Non-Income-Based taxes, statutory income compliance and consulting, transactional taxes, transfer pricing documentation and evaluation, reviewing the tax flow and tax functioning of our client’s operations, assisting in the evaluation and implementation of tax software and technology to increase efficiency as well as a variety of other job tasks depending on the engagement.
• Work closely with staff on all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients.
• Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing tax projects and managing to budget.
• Supervise, train, and mentor associates and interns on tax projects and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews; perform in-charge role as needed.
• Review tax returns done by staff and make recommendations on return preparation regarding accuracy and tax savings opportunities; gain increasing responsibility in review process.
• Prepare tax returns for more complex income tax clients.
• Research and consult on various tax matters; utilize tax-related software to prepare and process returns and research tax matters.
• Respond to inquiries from the IRS and other tax authorities.

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
• CPA preferred.
• Progressive tax compliance and/or tax consulting experience
• Experience in public accounting is a plus.
• Ability to work additional hours as needed
• Travel to various client sites as needed

Hybrid Remote Locale – Kansas City


Position Summary:
Associate Director/Sr. Manager, Accounting, who will report to the Corporate Controller. This position will be responsible for technical accounting research, memos and implementation of new accounting guidance and unusual transactions. This role will assist with quarterly and annual SEC filings, manage the corporate accounting close process, including review of monthly journal entries and reconciliations, as necessary.

Our Associate Director/Sr. Manager will interact with our CFO and other senior level executives in support of accounting, audit, and compliance matters. Additionally, this individual will provide cross-functional departmental support (financial & operational) in technical accounting and participate in cross-functional teams addressing organizationally impactful projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Technical accounting
  • Journalizing (debits/credits)
  • Creating financial statements
  • Reconciling account balances
  • SEC reporting
  • Evaluate and implement new technical accounting standards
  • Apply relevant guidance and draft accounting memos to support conclusions
  • Debt and equity accounting
  • Lease and sale leaseback accounting
  • Stock based compensation
  • Monthly review of senior accountant journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Monthly review of balance sheet flux analysis
  • Monthly recording of debt, sale-leaseback, and office/car lease transactions
  • Compliance filing management (provide updates for information returns and registered agent site review of upcoming filings)
  • Review of GAAP/SEC checklists, tie-out procedures performed by senior accountant, and various other quarterly tasks
Education and Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 years of related experience OR 8 years with a Master’s degree
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Big 4 experience (strongly preferred) Licensed CPA
  • Analytic ability to identify problems and arrive at practical solutions
  • Large ERP Software experience
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to multi-task, and is a team player
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Advanced Excel skills


Who You Are:

A leader who will work side by side with the Sr. Director of Procurement, and lead a team of talented costing professional to achieve company goals and offer best in class costing procedures. This is a high visibility role and will be responsible for cost management to evaluate product designs, provide a framework to drive cost reduction, develop cost estimates which are used by cross functional departments in the design and development process, and manage the costing system that provides the product costing statistic to produce the financial reports.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide timely, competitive and reliable product cost estimates and economic information of products in support of the effective execution of design, development and manufacturing process.
  • Analyze product design to effect maximum utilization of materials, methods and processes in order to meet cost objectives and quality specifications.
  • Ability to Identify areas for cost reduction during design process to help teams meet cost targets.
  • Develop “should cost” estimates.
  • Develop cost control and improvement projects each year to partner with factories.
  • Responsible for maintaining a material cost library and tracking core commodity costs.
  • Communicates updates to management and other stakeholders regarding product costing activities.
  • Active participant in the annual budget setting process.
  • Evaluation of factories and their capabilities.

Qualification You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Applied Science or Applied Mathematics from a four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of 7+ years working experience in product costing.
  • Thorough understanding of the product development and manufacturing processes; prior work experience inside manufacturing environment is an essential requirement. 
  • Merchandising knowledge or experience in the consumer product industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of financial and engineering economy concepts is a definite advantage.
  • Good presentation and communication skills in both written and spoken English

Travel: This position will eventually require domestic and international travel of up to 15%.

We offer work-life balance benefits such as paid maternity and paternity leave, hybrid work schedules, and annual weeklong global office closures giving our people a chance to recharge!

Executive Director, Finance – Aerospace

My client is a global engineering and manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets it serves. The Business Unit Aerospace designs, develops and manufacture valves, actuators, pumps, switches, energy absorption devices and composite parts for commercial and defense aerospace applications and provide an ideal workplace environment in which to create a rewarding career.


The Business Unit Controller is responsible for all elements of accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis for the Aerospace and Industrial divisions, a segment of the Connect and Control Technologies Value Center. Position will provide support to Executive Management and other Senior Executives on a broad range of accounting, financial strategic and tactical issues that impact the Company. The Executive Director works as a close business partner to the General Manager defining and deploying business strategy and plans for the Aerospace+ Industrial Business Unit.

Responsibilities include internal consolidated financial planning, reporting and analysis; policy and procedure development. This position owns financial responsibility for a $210M P&L, cost accounting, balance sheet accounting and is responsible for management reporting such as monthly and quarterly financial reports and presentations.  Will evaluate, develop and lead improvements in the accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis processes to ensure compliance with G.A.A.P and an adequate system of internal controls. Provides functional leadership in the interpretation and application of technical accounting rules.

Leads Finance with direct reports in California, Mexico, and in New York.

Safety is a core value at our client’s site.  Leaders are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe workplace by ensuring that appropriate and adequate resources are provided to support safety programs.  The role provides leadership by integrating safety into all aspects of the business.


  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance. MBA or relevant advanced degree preferred, CPA A+++
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish highly desirable
  • 10+ years relevant financial experience
  • Experience with a strong focus on financial planning, reporting and analysis in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated command of general &operational accounting, specifically Corporate, Legal and Regulatory requirements
  • Experience with cost accounting, project accounting (as appropriate) and day-to-day operational support.
  • Experience managing Sarbanes Oxley Compliance (SOX), operations planning and forecast.
  • Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills with expert proficiency in MS Office.
  • Experience in M&A due diligence and integration
  • Minimal travel required including some international travel.

Technical Accounting Manager

Responsible for all elements of accounting, audit, SOX compliance, fixed assets, and working with shared services for A/R and A/P. The Technical Accounting Manager will provide support to the Site Controller and executive management, as well as to other senior executives on a broad range of accounting and financial strategic and tactical issues which impact the Company. Will have a strong understanding of accounting principles and control systems around financial reporting.

Safety is a core value at our company.  Our Managers/Supervisors play a critical role in creating and maintaining a safe workplace for our employees by following all company safety policies and procedures and by observing employees to ensure that safety procedures are followed.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at as business needs arise.

  • Owns and manages the monthly accounting ledger close, consolidation and all required regulatory reporting.
  • Prepares reports, which summarize company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, cash flow, and earnings based on past and present operations.
  • Will evaluate, develop and lead improvements in the accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis processes to ensure compliance with GAAP and an adequate system of internal controls; provide functional leadership in the interpretation and application of the technical accounting rules.
  • Will have responsibility for audits, to include Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, and both internal and external financial and controls audit.
  • Responsible for controlling and monitoring the cash position to include credit and collections and accounts payable working with a shared service environment.
  • Support and assist the budget preparation and other financial analysis as needed.
  • May have 1 direct report.


Requirements & Skills:

BA/BS in Finance/Accounting

CPA preferred

Minimum 5 years’ experience in general ledger accounting, preferably in a manufacturing environment

Experience with Sarbanes Oxley preferred

Ability to organize workload and manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment.

Responsible for the accounting and management of fixed assets.

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

Team player with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated respect for culture of ethics and compliance.

Command of Excel other Microsoft Office products.

Current experience with Oracle and HFM/One stream is preferred but not required.

Ability to self-start on various analytical projects, including research, investigation, modeling including presentation of findings to management and site leadership.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

  • Analyze financial data, and perform complex calculations and reconciliations
  • Extensive use of computer and other electronic equipment
  • Overtime may be required during month-end close.
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift and move inventory.
Other requirements.

In order to protect our employees and comply with the federal contractor vaccine mandates, we are requiring all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. We will consider exceptions for religious and medical reasons, where appropriate. “Fully vaccinated” means you must have both doses of a 2-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the second dose, or have received 1 dose of a 1-dose vaccine and two weeks have elapsed since the dose. Proof of your vaccination status in the form of a CDC vaccine card must be submitted prior to your start date.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.