Accountant/Accounting Manager

Location: Los Angeles, California
Posted On: 9/12/2017
Job Code: 6094_CPA
Job Description
• Reporting to the Leasing & Asset Finance Controller, the Senior Accounting Manager serves as a U.S. GAAP technical transaction advisor over structured and/or tax incentivized lease financing and lending arrangements, renewable energy equity investments, and other structured products and transactions.
• The role works closely with the business unit and operations teams to ensure transactions are booked appropriately, provides booking instructions and review oversight.
• The role also supports other functions, such as SOX/internal controls and working with internal and external auditors.

Key Responsibilities:
• Serve as a front line for complex transaction executed in the Leasing & Asset Finance business unit, providing strong U.S. GAAP technical accounting oversight, support, and leadership.
• Document positions and structure transactions for book and tax purposes.
• Work closely with Originations and Operations teams on accounting treatment.
• Research, anticipate, and communicate potential accounting and regulatory rule changes (e.g., FASB, SEC, OCC, Fed) impacting the business unit, as well as implement such changes.
• Work closely with external and internal auditors, anticipate and address any potential audit and regulatory requirements/issues. Support SOX testing efforts.

Additional Requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to identify, research, and advise on the accounting for complex transactions involving leasing and lending arrangements.
• Strong working U.S. GAAP technical accounting knowledge in leasing activities (ASC 840), lending activities (ASC 310), equity method/HLBV accounting (ASC 323), and consolidations (ASC 810).
• Strong track record of successfully executing on day-to-day activities and special projects in a complex organization, with a demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and projects to meet deadlines.
• Collaborates and builds partnerships - Works effectively in a team environment, addresses conflict appropriately, and builds productive relationships with customers, business partners, and stakeholders in order to achieve targeted business results.
• Communicates effectively and professionally - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong presentation skills and ability to present complex accounting issues to management.
• Strong organization and analytical abilities. Demonstrated ability to carefully step through critical issues, appropriately gathering and analyzing facts before reaching conclusions.
• General understanding of valuation concepts applicable to the leasing industry.
• Experience with SOX documentation, implementation and internal control requirements
Category:IT  code:new
Job Requirements
• BA or BS degree in accounting
• Minimum of 10 years related experience with banking/financial institutions
• 5+ years working with leasing and/or lending products
• Minimum of 3 years of consulting/auditing experience at a Big 4 firm serving financial institutions.
• Strong technology skills - MS Office product suite (working knowledge of Peoplesoft and InfoLease a plus)
• CPA (active) is required

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Priyanka Sharma