Senior/Manager Technical Accountant

New York, New York • $100,000 – $130,000

About the Company:

Global alternative asset manager with approximately $250 billion of assets under management and more than a 100-year history, focusing on real estate, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity is seeking a Technical Accountant to perform in-house accounting advisory for the firms international real estate investments.  This hire will perform the technical accounting, acquisitions, restructuring and complex financing activities for the companies largest investment platform.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently apply IFRS policies and procedures to provide technical and practical solutions
  • Support all global teams in applying IFRS policies and procedures
  • Present complex transactions and accounting treatment in a clear and concise manner
  • Determine accounting treatment for acquisitions, dispositions, restructuring and financing activities under IFRS by reviewing legal agreement and investment memos, researching accounting guidance, and collaborating with various internal or external groups (tax, legal, investment, etc.)
  • Perform analysis and draft accounting memos in sufficient detail to meet internal documentation requirements
  • Work closely with external and internal auditors to assist with their audit review over transactions
  • Research accounting literature, local GAAP or IFRS, and Company policies and procedures to perform accounting analysis, or answer accounting questions
  • Review legal, tax and investment documents for accounting analysis
    • Work with legal, tax and investment teams to obtain a good understanding of a transaction or restructuring activity, from both accounting and commercial perspectives
    • Capable of conducting meaningful discussions with tax, legal and investment teams
  • Apply logic and relevant facts to accounting analysis
  • Identify all the potential impacts to IFRS financial statements from transactional or restructuring activities
  • Support internal teams in drafting and/or reviewing transactional journal entries
  • Support internal teams in drafting and/or reviewing consolidation journal entries, as related to transactional or restructuring activities
  • Support the technical accounting aspect of the conversion from Local GAAP to IFRS, as required
  • Special projects, as required

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Experience in reviewing legal , tax and investment documents or other transaction documents
  • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP & IFRS.
  • CPA a Must
  • Experience in conducting research in accounting literature
  • Experience in writing accounting memos, policy papers and/or financial reports
  • Experience in presenting complex transaction and accounting treatment

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $100,000 – $130,000 plus bonus
  • Competitive benefit program

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