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Director, International Accounting

Company: ABT Associates Inc.
Location: Rockville
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Career Opportunities: Director, International Accounting (72803) Requisition ID--72803-----Posted--12/29/2020-----United States-----Maryland-----Rockville-----Accounting/Finance Our Finance Department is committed to facilitating the achievement of the Company's objectives by providing exceptional financial and administrative expertise and service to our clients.-- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice. Job Summary
This position plays a critical role in the financial reporting, tax, payroll, internal control and accounting cycles and is responsible for overseeing the preparation and review of GAAP, IFRS and statutorily compliant financial statements, foreign jurisdiction tax provisions and returns, foreign jurisdiction payroll.
-- Key Responsibilities
1. Oversee the timely and accurate completion of all foreign statutory audits for 40+ foreign jurisdictions

  • a. Implement best practices in the application of GAAP, IFRS or statutory regulations and the best use of available technology
  • b. Ensure all financial reports are issued timely in accordance with prescribed reporting deadlines 2. Oversee the preparation and review of complex account reconciliations and analyses
    • a. Ensure analyses are appropriately and professionally presented
    • b. Ensure reconciling items are identified, researched and resolved in a timely manner
    • c. Ensure all requirements related to GAAP, Government Accounting, Tax and Company Policy are appropriately considered and addressed 3. Oversee the setup, maintenance and use of the Company's ERP system to effect the most streamlined and automated financial close cycle 4. Design, implement and monitor compliance of key financial and accounting controls
      • a. Monitor the compliance of domestic and international subsidiaries with these controls 5. Oversee the timely, accurate and compliant processing of foreign jurisdiction payroll 6. Develop, implement and advise the Company and subsidiaries regarding tax strategy and compliance for foreign operations 7. Oversee the management of AP operations ensuring the application of best practices and the appropriate use of the best available technology 8. Recruit the highest quality staff and mentor them to achieve their best while promoting a culture of excellence and continuous improvement
        • b. Ensure all staff are held accountable for developing both technical (GAAP, IFRS, Tax, Payroll, etc.) and technological expertise related to their roles 9. Identify and communicate metrics that measure the performance of functions in accordance with best practices and customer expectations Other Prerequisites
          1. BA degree with a concentration in Accounting 2. CPA required 3. 5+ years of increasing management responsibility 4. Signficant experience with government cost accounting in the international development space 5. Signficant experience in international accounting, specifically with developing nations 6. Experience with Big Four Accounting firms a plus-- 8. Expertise in process design and improvement for optimal results 9. Strong leadership skills. Ability to collaborate with all levels of management-- 10. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence 11. Delegates appropriate tasks for development and results 12. Experience mobilizing team members and colleagues to focus on key issues, tasks and priorities 13. Superior analytical and problem-solving skills 14.. In-depth knowledge and expertise on IFRS, GAAP and Tax matters 16. Ability to maintain strategic agility by anticipating future consequences and trends accurately and showing broad knowledge and perspective 17. Effective at coping with and managing a team through change with the ability to shift gears comfortably 18. Ability to comfortably delegate both routine and important tasks and decisions; broadly sharing both responsibility and accountability 19. Effective at presenting in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses

          Minimum Qualifications
          15+ years of experience and BA degree (MS preferred) or the equivalent combination of education and experience. In cases of internal promotion, an exception may be made to the minimum requirements based on company needs and the proven ability of the incumbent to perform the key roles and responsibilities of this job. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be based as a telecommuter for the foreseeable future. Only when Abt reopens offices to all employees will there be an expectation that new hires return to the geographical office to which they were hired. Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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