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Abt Associates Manager, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting (Location Flexible; Remote) in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Manager, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting to support the Accounting and Finance team. The Manager, Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting plays a leadership role in financial reporting, research on and implementation of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the preparation and review of complex accounting schedules. The Team Lead - Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting will also be responsible for training other team members on new GAAP standards and ensuring the team prepares for their implementation, in addition to 2 direct reports. This role is open to remote candidates or can sit in any one of our offices including Cambridge, MA, Rockville, MD, Durham, NC, and Atlanta, GA.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the proper application of GAAP

  • Reviews company financial statements for the proper and consistent application of GAAP

  • Researches and documents the proper application of GAAP to specific Company transactions as necessary

  • Responsible for managing the annual financial statement audit process

  • Conduct analytical reviews of specific accounting areas such as revenue recognition and coordinate with teams outside of the accounting group to implement process changes to enhance downstream reporting

  • Reviews newly issued accounting principles for applicability to the Company

  • Recommends appropriate timeline and methodology for implementation

  • Trains fellow team members and subsidiary staff

  • Oversees implementation of new guidance

  • Oversees the preparation and review of complex account reconciliations and analyses, including preparation of accounts for year end audit

  • Ensures that such reconciliations are timely, complete, accurate, compliant with GAAP and professionally presented

  • Ensures that reconciling items are identified, researched and resolved in a timely manner

  • Evaluates the need for additional account analyses

  • Recommends enhancements to general accounting activities in conformity with best practices to ensure the most effective and efficient operations and compliance with laws, regulations and Company policies

  • Ensures the appropriate application of technology to accounting, financial reporting and internal control processes to ensure the most efficient and effective processes

  • Assists with building and maintaining the Accounting Department’s procedures library

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Accounting

  • CPA required

  • Related experience with increasing level of responsibility and demonstrated leadership skills

  • Demonstrated audit experience in a large public accounting firm

  • Experience in the Government Contracting industry preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles and concepts

  • Strong communication skills and ability to reach out into the organization

  • Superior computer skills with a particular expertise in Excel

  • Strong presence and superior communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must be a critical thinker and problem solver able to question what is and recommend what should be

  • Career minded, team player with a strong work ethic and the ability to lead

Minimum Qualifications

The team is open to hiring at the Lead level or the Manager level.

Lead: Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD

Manager: Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience

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. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $79,000 to $127,000 for a Lead, and $91,000 to $146,000 for a Manager, and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top global research firms and one of the international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

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.