Director of Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting

AP Professionals
December 15, 2020
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks, Suite 140


Our client, a high growth publicly traded company with a strong culture, is in search of a dynamic leader to add to their team.  This department strives to be best in class and has held their department to high standards.  This role has expose to all facets of the business and will work with the Executive team, operations, and external stakeholders.  This is a go to role that has a clear development path within the organization.

The Director will be a significant contributor to all of our SEC filings and investor related communications and will work directly with executive management to navigate the publicly traded markets. This role will present regularly to the audit committee on financial reporting and technical accounting matters and will chair the disclosure committee comprised of senior members of management across the organization. The Director will be responsible for all technical accounting related matters, including purchase price allocations for our property acquisitions, derivatives, S-X 3-14 analyses, impairments, stock-based compensation, new accounting standards, and other matters presented by our anticipated growth. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator with the ability to present to executive leadership and the board of directors in a clear and concise manner, supplemented with a background in technical accounting and the ability to work collaboratively across the organization. This position reports to the VP, Controller, will have significant interaction with the SVP, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer, and has two direct reports.


  • Manage the preparation and filing of Forms 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K and proxy statements with the SEC, including XBRL and HTML
  • Primary responsibility for drafting the MD&A, earnings release, and quarterly supplemental
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls surrounding the preparation and filing of all SEC documents
  • Create and maintain closing/filing calendars and checklists and manage timelines with internal and external parties
  • Ensure SEC documents are in compliance with US GAAP disclosure requirements and SEC regulations
  • Keep up to date on all SEC requirements; Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with these evolving requirements and communicate their impact on the company to management
  • Chair the disclosure committee, including presenting the financial statement impact of financial reporting developments and technical accounting matters and driving interdepartmental collaboration
  • Present regularly to the audit committee
  • Primary responsibility for computing non-GAAP metrics, including recommending adjustments based on business activities and peer analyses
  • Coordination with the company’s internal and external auditors
  • Provide accounting support and guidance for complex business transactions
  • Research and provide technical accounting guidance in accordance with U.S. GAAP
  • Lead quarterly impairment analysis process, including working with the asset management and property management teams to appropriately identify and analyze property impairment triggering events, guide the asset management team through recoverability tests and provide key considerations for valuation inputs
  • Analyze acquisition pipeline for significant acquisitions in accordance with S-X 3-14, including acting as the lead on any audited financials required by the analysis
  • Work with third party hedging specialists to ensure compliance with hedge accounting
  • Analyze new accounting standards applicable to the organization and guide the accounting team on their application
  • Assist with updating and creating accounting policies and procedures required by either technical accounting, business, or internal control changes
  • Participate in and lead projects from an accounting perspective that arise as a result of business requirements, such as implementation of new software or process improvements related to the financial reporting and technical accounting function
  • Work with third party valuation firms on purchase price allocations, stock based compensation valuations, and contingent consideration arrangements, among others
  • Participate in credit underwriting discussions for acquisition targets to provide accounting and financial reporting insights
  • Draft white papers on technical accounting matters


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university required
  • Certified Public Accountant designation desired
  • 10+ years’ public accounting and/or SEC reporting and technical accounting experience
  • Real estate experience and exposure are a plus but not required
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


  • Deep understanding of SEC reporting requirements, US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, and COSO
  • Technical accounting proficiency, with the ability to research, document, and communicate technical accounting matters
  • Strong business writing skills
  • Prior experience in a public reporting environment
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong attention to detail; Passionate about quality and accuracy
  • Experienced information gathering and information monitoring skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information succinctly
  • Effective decision-making skills and an ability to perform under deadline pressure
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