Vice President - Financial Reporting

Bethesda, MD
May 14, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
* Oversee and execute the financial reporting function, including the preparation of: + SEC filings, including financial statements and notes to financial statements, + Financial covenants tracking related to the Company's debt agreements and the completion of the quarterly reporting packages for these agreements, + Management/board of directors reporting, including monthly and quarterly reporting packages; and + Other analysis and reports as required * Assist with preparation of quarterly earnings press releases and related materials. * Review press releases as needed, surveys, and other external presentations/reports. * Supervise financial reporting staff. Responsible for overseeing day-to-day work, developing, and mentoring staff, including staffing, performance appraisals, salary recommendations, promotions, and terminations. * Oversee the accounting for equity transactions, including equity-classified and liability-classified stock compensation, calculation of basic and diluted weighted average outstanding shares, and other equity transactions. * Oversee the accounting for other smaller accounting streams such as accrual of subjective bonus, deferred compensation, accounting for investments, and 401(k) financial statement preparation. * Review reporting and analysis prepared by financial reporting staff. * Work with Controller to resolve accounting, reporting and technical matters, identifying potential issues early. Establish strong working relationships with Chief Financial Officer, Deputy General Counsel, AVP - Investor Relations, and VP - Accounting Operations. * Monitor and proactively report on current financial and accounting developments that could impact the Company, its accounting policies, compliance with its agreements, and its external reporting, all under the guidance of the Controller. * Maximize efficiencies and use of technologies. * Develop, recommend, and maintain accounting policies and support compliance with company policies, SOX 404 control framework and applicable accounting and SEC guidance. * Collaborate with Company auditors. * Special projects as assigned. * BS/BA in accounting or finance preferred. CPA preferred. * 8 to 10 plus years of financial and/or SEC reporting experience, preferably within financial services. * 3 or more years Big 4 public accounting experience. * Knowledge of Dynamics GP software a plus. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Nuanced and deep understanding of SEC and US-GAAP rules, regulations, and reporting requirements. * Ability to translate accounting transactions and accounting guidance into financial statements and footnotes. * Experience with and/or ability to research accounting issues, conclude on the appropriate treatment, and concisely document such conclusions and rationale for the conclusion. * Thorough understanding of various accounting standards, including ASC 718, ASC 860, ASC 815, ASC 310, ASC 450, ASC 260, ASC 350, ASC 460, ASC 805, and ASC 810. * Energetic, flexible team player with the ability to adapt in a changing environment. * Strong accounting, finance, and analytical skills. * Excellent business judgment and strong problem-solving skills. * Robust communication skills, written and oral, as well as relationship building skills. * Strong time management and organizational skills. * Detail-oriented, works accurately and efficiently. * Strong Microsoft Excel and competent Microsoft Word skills. * Takes initiative: identifies new ways to approach existing processes, maintains an ownership approach to problem-solving, commits to ensuring accounting best practices are in place, and regularly goes above-and-beyond role. * Demonstrated strong people management and delegation skills.