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Accounting Manager: $125-140k + Bonus
Los Angeles, CA

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Summary:
Our client is a multi-billion-dollar global real estate private equity firm headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.  This position will have tremendous visibility to and communication with high-level stakeholders in a variety of countries. Effective communication skills are critically important.
 
What Makes this Opportunity Awesome:
  • This position is open due to an internal promotion, which is common with this organization - such growth opportunities for the successful candidate exist going forward too!
  • Make your mark within an organizational structure that provides a high level of interaction with international stakeholders.
  • You will be the go-to accounting professional for a variety of confidential financial matters globally; the ability to treat sensitive information confidentially is necessary.
 
Primary Objectives and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will help coordinate key deliverables from accounting teams in all global regions. Reporting to the Global Controller, the Accounting Manager will need to be detail oriented, have a sound knowledge of U.S. GAAP, excellent communication and time management skills, and will have a knack for improving and streamlining processes.
  • Participate in month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close meetings with accounting teams in all global regions, and assist in coordination of global close deliverables.
  • Prepare and review various monthly and quarterly complex journal entries, including compensation and bonuses, carried interest/incentive related accruals, and global allocation entries.
  • Work closely with FP&A and the various other teams on accounting efforts related to compensation and bonuses; maintain labor allocations; manage the calculation of various bonus plans, accruals and reconciliation.
  • Coordinate various intercompany transactions related to compensation and global shared service functions.
  • Assist in maintenance and reconciliation of intercompany between affiliate business units.
  • Reconcile and review assigned key high and medium risk balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Maintain, document and review policies and processes for internal controls.
  • Help with requests related to quarterly and year-end financial reporting, external audit, and internal control review.
  • Assess current practices and procedures, and design process improvements, with a bias toward global standardization, efficiency, automation, documentation and enhancing controls.
  • Read and interpret contracts, legal documents, and other agreements and record complex business transactions in the general ledger.
  • Prepare ad-hoc requests for leadership.
  • Opportunity to participate in various team projects including system implementation, enhancements, automation and customization in partnership with the technology division.
 
Desired Profile:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 6+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Knowledge of U.S. public company internal control and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP, including experience in the application of ASC 323, ASC 606, ASC 825 (specifically, the fair value option), and ASC 946
  • Experience with SOX compliance, processes and control environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate across functional areas and geographic regions and build relationships
  • Ability to design and produce various ad-hoc reports
  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative, ask questions, detect problems and provide solutions
  • CPA with public accounting experience is highly preferred
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with a team-player attitude

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