Director of External Reporting & Technical Accounting

Job title: Director of External Reporting & Technical Accounting
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Baltimore, MD
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 400354
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client is looking for a Director, External Reporting and Technical Accounting who is highly motivated to learn and grow within the organization and proven ability to thrive successfully in a fast- paced multitask-oriented environment. The role will be responsible for the Company’s financial reporting requirements, including SEC filings, and addressing technical accounting issues arising from business transactions or the implementation of new accounting pronouncements. In so doing they would ensure that financial information is accurately reflected in the financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. The individual will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls over various aspects of the financial reporting process. The successful candidate will also be highly organized and have an ability to meet financial reporting deadlines and deliver high quality. This role will report to the Chief Accounting Officer.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Lead external SEC financial reporting process, including:
o Creating, maintaining and communicating SEC calendar in line with the close and other dependent activities and executing to timelines
o Preparing and publishing 10Q and 10K filings, including appropriate XBRL tagging
o Lead the discussion at Disclosure Committee to ensure financial disclosure is fair, complete and accurate
o Writes high quality MD&A and footnote disclosures, manage tie-outs and internal and external review of all documents
o Coordinate with a cross-function team from Accounting, Finance, Legal, and Investor Relations
o Ensuring controls are in place around the accuracy and completeness of the disclosures made (SOX404)
o Completing GAAP checklists and ensuring financial statements are presented in accordance with GAAP guidelines
o Prepare quarterly earnings release tables and assist in the review of texts and scripts for earnings releases
o Assist in the preparation of the proxy
o Establish and manage processes to ensure that senior management performs their financial disclosure related obligation and on a timely basis.
• Research accounting literature and apply technical standards and analysis to complex or non-recurring business issues and transactions. Prepare written accounting memos documenting such issues/transactions for review by management and external auditors in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner.
• Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies, including FASB, SEC, and evaluate the accounting and reporting impact of new standards. Additionally, monitor trends among other SEC filers to ensure the Company's reports are in line with industry and overall practices and standards
• Develop accounting positions and transition plans for all newly implemented accounting guidance or changes in guidance or methodologies. Document the positions and conclusions in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
• Recommend, implement, maintain and communicate accounting policies, practices and procedures to improve and ensure financial control and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and accounting practices
• Manage outside agencies, such as the SEC, as needed, and provide timely responses to notices, letters or requests
• Maintain relationships and work closely with external auditors
• Manage and complete special projects as necessary
• Assist with preparation of close and the Company’s financial statements
• Collaborate with others regarding preparation of quarterly financial reporting packages

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment
• Ability to act and operate independently to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines
• Outstanding knowledge and application of US GAAP, SEC and SOX404 regulations and guidelines
• Strong written and verbal communication with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of internal and external audiences, including external audit firm, external law firm, regulators and key internal decision makers
• Strong analytical skills coupled with good decision-making skills
• Excellent working knowledge of financial statements and good understanding of tools to benchmark disclosure practices
• Experience in Workiva/Wdesk is preferred

Education And / Or Experience
• 8+ years of relevant experience in a publicly traded company or accounting firm handling publicly traded clients. At minimum, 4 of those years should be directly focused on managing SEC filings
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting
• Big 4 experience preferred
Other Requirements
• Demonstrates a commitment to Under Amour’s values of Love the Athletes, Celebrate the Wins, Stand for Equality, Act Sustainably and Fight on Together
• Energetic, hands-on, resourceful self-started who can partner with all levels and functions of the company and takes a consultative and collaborative approach
• A team player who can manage cross functional involvement for the purpose of getting to a common goal
• Excellent leadership and influencing skills
• A resilient leader who is comfortable in fast-moving, dynamic environments and adaptable to change
• Innovative, intellectually curious, enthusiastic and creative
• Passion to scale and grow a complex business. Somebody who is seen as a problem-solver and builder who strives for continuous improvement
• Unquestionable ethics and integrity
• Relocation may be provided up to a specified amount

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