Sophia is looking for an energetic and self-motivated individual to lead our accounting team. We are a goal-oriented team that works hard and enjoys being committed to the financial performance of Sophia. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the financial reporting, revenue accounting, general ledger activity, including accounting policies, and the global financial audit. This position will be deeply involved in the reporting process, including activities within the financial close process, audit support functions, and balance sheet reviews. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment on a daily basis, this job may be a good fit for you.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Accounting / Reporting - lead team managing Monthly / Quarterly / Annual closing process / reporting of US GAAP / Management Accounts within the Finance organization
Coordination and oversight of Accounting process, driving performance improvements in quality, accuracy and timeliness of close each period
Technical Accounting - lead responsibility for implementation and reporting of US GAAP accounting standards, and oversight of the global consolidation for annual financial statement
Global / Statutory Audits - partner with the CFO and other senior leaders to manage global audit and any required statutory audits. This includes managing engagement/fees associated with the global audit (e.g., year-end closing calendar, audit planning/execution timeline, final report delivery in line with targets specified by CFO / President
Oversight of Revenue Recognition and implementation of business / operational / legal requirements under ASC 606 Revenue Recognition as it impacts the US GAAP financial statements and global audit
Provide support/maintenance of current Revenue/Billing cycle and leadership within the ERP project team for revenue recognition
Netsuite ERP coordination & implementation - lead responsibility for accounting project team engaged in Netsuite ERP implementation project - liaise with IT / Technology and third party vendors (Netsuite) to insure all requirements definitions are achieved and system launches successfully as Sophia's new global accounting and financial reporting platform
Coordination of accounting practices for all treasury and tax activity, as well as coordination of activity related to cash management (i. e. A/R activity, cashflow forecasting, etc.)
Acquisition Integration - liaise with accounting staff at each business to plan and execute full integration of legacy acquisitions' systems and processes, together with full onboarding in Netsuite ERP applications; lead accounting review of future acquisitions for US GAAP accounting and valuation requirements
Manage accounting requests which may require internal review / escalation through quarterly cycle
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education: BS in Accounting from a four-year college or university.
Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates): CPA required
3 to 5 years of relevant experience from public accounting and/or public companies
Excellent knowledge and understanding of US GAAP
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to perform independent research and prepare analyses of the impact of accounting and regulatory pronouncements on the company's financial statements and accounting and disclosure practices.
Detail-oriented with demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with senior management and influence decision making
Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to adapt to change
Ability to take ownership of projects and drive them through to completion.
Ability to work with all levels of personnel, from staff to executive management
Strong understanding of accounting, finance, and management principles.
Proficiency with computers, especially bookkeeping software and MS
High level of efficiency and accuracy.
Willingness to comply with all local, state, federal, and company regulations.
Strong process management and supervisory experience required
Excellent oral and written communications skills
NetSuite and Salesforce experience a plus
Excellent excel skills
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