Senior Director, Accounting Policy, M&A Business Unit

Location: McLean, VA
Date Posted: 08-17-2018
The Accounting Policy group acts as advocates and advisors in accounting topics for the Company. The group, based in McLean, VA, supports the entire enterprise by providing exceptional partnership, advice, customer service and guidance in all accounting topics.

Lead a team of subject matter experts on mergers and acquisitions, new initiatives in Lines of Business and potential other accounting topics germane to the financial services industry.

Areas of focus may include any of the following:
  • Leadership in due diligence efforts
  • Loan accounting, including impairment and allowance-related matters
  • Business combinations specifically acquired loans, goodwill and other intangibles
  • Consolidation-related issues across a broad array of entities
  • Fair value
  • Research, interpret, and apply authoritative accounting guidance to unique situations in the above areas of focus
  • Partnership with finance and business stakeholders across the organization to provide guidance and consultation on technical accounting issues
  • Technical support for reporting and disclosures
  • Develop, implement, and maintain accounting policies in accordance with GAAP
  • Monitor developments in GAAP and assist in the initial adoption of new guidance
  • Communicate complex topics clearly to diverse internal audiences
  • Manage a team of 4-5 subject matter experts
Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or other military experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
  • At least 12 years of accounting experience
  • At least 5 years of public accounting experience or at least 5 years of technical accounting experience
  • At least 3 years of Accounting Policy experience
  • At least 3 years of Mergers and Acquisitions experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with either a large, public financial services company in Accounting Policy or in a technical accounting role within a large public accounting firm
  • Aptitude for leading teams; influencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution
  • A demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex operational and accounting challenges
  • Experience interacting with standard-setting organizations (FASB, EITF, OCC, SEC, IASB, etc.)
  • Organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology
  • Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with diverse personality types
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