Senior Technical Accountant

G&A/Operations Remote, United States Remote, United States Remote, MA Remote, United States Remote, United States Remote, United States Remote, United States Baltimore, Maryland Virginia New York


About Benefitfocus:

Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT) is a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. Benefitfocus has served numerous consumers on its platform that consists of an integrated portfolio of products and services enabling clients to more efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. With a user-friendly interface and consumer-centric design, the Benefitfocus Platform provides one place for consumers to access all their benefits. Benefitfocus solutions support the administration of all types of benefits including core medical, dental and other voluntary benefits plans as well as wellness programs. 

Job Description:

Benefitfocus is searching for a Senior Technical Accountant to join our team.  As a Senior Technical Accountant, you will be responsible for assessment of all technical accounting matters, including post-acquisition purchase accounting, integration and revenue recognition. You will interact closely with members of the finance, corporate development and legal teams, along with independent auditors to ensure accurate reporting and full compliance with all external standards. You will also have the opportunity to assist in special projects and process improvements. 


  • Apply a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure 
  • Review the impact of new or proposed accounting standards, interpretations or regulations from the FASB, AICPA and SEC. 
  • Research technical accounting matters and assist in the preparation of technical accounting whitepapers. 
  • Assist with external audits 
  • Assist with preparation of public company filings 
  • Perform impairment assessments annually, or as needed 
  • Assist with post-acquisition accounting, including purchase accounting and other integration related activities 
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting 
  • Licensed CPA is preferred 
  • Minimum 4-5 years of progressive professional experience with public accounting and/or software industry experience preferred 
  • Experience with technical accounting, research and reporting 
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP 
  • Strong Excel skills 


Benefitfocus is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace in which equality, representation and respect create a culture of belonging. It is Benefitfocus’ policy to encourage diversity in hiring, recognizing that this enriches the work environment for all Benefitfocus Associates and that a broad variety of perspectives enhances decision-making and creativity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. Benefitfocus is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.