Director, Corporate Accounting and Reporting

Finance Hollywood, California


Description

Position at j2 Global

The successful candidate will report to the VP, Corporate Controller with considerable interaction with various other departments (both financial and operational) within the organization. This person is the point person for the preparation of our financial statements, Form 10-Q and Form 10-K documents for SEC filings as well as being instrumental in the development of accounting policies and position papers for significant/material transactions. This position manages a significant amount of our M&A related accounting including purchase price allocation and fair value analysis. This position will also interact extensively with various departments within the company to provide accounting guidance.

Job Duties:

  • Direct the external financial reporting within the accounting department.
  • Manage the M&A function of a highly acquisitive multinational enterprise.
  • Lead coordination of third-party valuations associated with business combinations and acts as a liaison between external valuation experts and the external audit team.
  • Responsible for the preparation of our quarterly and annual financial statements and 1934 Act forms (10-Q and 10-K) for filing with the SEC. Also, responsible for the requirements associated with XBRL tagging.
  • Review and/or participate in the preparation of quarterly press releases, scripts for quarterly earnings call, annual proxy statements, debt prospectuses, and other documents filed with the SEC and/or other regulatory agencies.
  • Monitor and perform disclosure controls in connection with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and assist the Disclosure Committee which oversees such controls.
  • Assist in the coordination of annual and quarterly review activities of external auditor requests
  • Develop and maintain accounting policies and position papers. As part of this effort, lead the implementation and research of new accounting pronouncements and SEC rules and provide technical accounting support to the organization.
  • Supervise accounting for debt, certain equity investments; stock-based compensation and equity journal entries
  • Responsible for the preparation of debt compliance reporting
  • Performs other duties as required, including other special projects.
  • Interact with CEO, President and CAO on a variety of audit, accounting, valuation and compliance matters.

Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in active and good standing.
  • 10+ years’ work experience in Accounting and/or Financial Reporting with a track record of managing the Accounting process.
  • 6+ years’ experience working for/with SEC registrant companies in a financial reporting or external audit capacity.

Preference:

  • An undergraduate business degree in Accounting. Advance educational degrees (i.e. MBA) will be considered a plus.
  • Experience in performing technical accounting research and presenting findings to senior management and working with public accounting firms to resolve technical accounting issues.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and delegate assignments. Adequate planning for and managed adherence to deadlines. Positive role model of professionalism and work ethic – leads by example.
  • Possesses strong analytic and communication skills (both written and verbal) with experience in presenting ideas/concepts to senior-level management.
  • Experience with the Workiva financial reporting platform.
  • Highly proficient in MS office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook; knowledge of Oracle a plus, but not required.
  • Personable, positive and enthusiastic attitude with capability to deal effectively with people at all levels inside and outside of the organization and as part of a team


j2 Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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