Director of Technical Accounting

US-TX-Corp - Westlake
Type
Regular Full-Time

Mission

About Solera

Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 45 acquisitions across its Risk Management Solutions, Service Maintenance & Repair, and Customer Retention Management platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 250 million transactions annually for approximately 200,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,000+ associates comes from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. Solera went public on the NYSE in 2007 under the stock symbol "SLH", joined the S&P 400 in 2009, and went private in 2016 in a $6.5 billion transaction backed by leading investors that include Vista Equity Partners, Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit solera.comfb.com/solerainnovation, @soleraworks on Instagram, or @SoleraInc Twitter.

 

  

ABOUT THE ROLE AND OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

Our expectations are high. That’s why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best! What makes this role exciting? We are currently seeking an accounting professional with a background in financial accounting, analysis, and reporting, to join the Global Accounting team. In support of Mission 2020 and the promotion of shareholder value, this individual will strive to achieve administrative excellence by ensuring financial data and disclosures are delivered to both internal and external users timely & accurately, while also, ensuring related internal controls are designed and operating effectively. Ideal candidates are output-focused, goal-oriented, proactive, diligent, organized, flexible and eager to take on new challenges. To be successful in this role, candidates must show an ability to develop and lead a 97th percentile elite accounting and reporting infrastructure (80/20) and efficiently deploy resources to constantly innovate and achieve more output (30/30), while holding him/herself and others accountable to a rigorous performance standard (90/10).

Position 80s

A Day in the life of a Director of Technical Accounting

Core Mission 80’s

  • Own US GAAP technical accounting, including revenue recognition, business combinations, assets acquisitions, debt issuances, derivatives, internally developed software, etc., and analysis and communication of the effect of the adoption of new accounting standards (NRS. Leasing, etc.).
  • Work closely with the financial reporting team to support the filing of quarterly and annual reports, other periodic reports to ensure appropriate disclosures are made in accordance with US GAAP disclosure rules and requirements.
  • Ensure worldwide compliance with and proper application of US GAAP, including developing and leading policies, training and education drills on US GAAP accounting requirements.
  • Manage/own components of the worldwide external audit process through analysis and compilation of information on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Manage technical accounting team to achieve group’s mission.
  • Work effectively with the local & regional controllers and other accounting team.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Core Mission 20’s

  • Support the management and oversight of the annual internal audit compliance process, including providing 20 support on the development and implementation of drills intended to promote the operationalization of internal controls in compliance with the 80/20 principle.
  • Support investor relations activities, such as the quarterly earnings release and earnings call, and ad hoc requests as requested.
  • Assist with financial and operational due diligence on potential acquisitions, and assist with integration efforts for completed acquisitions.
  • Provide 20 support on the worldwide monthly general ledger close and consolidation process as needed, including review of business unit financial information and other deliverables.

Qualifications

The Fine Print

  • 15+ years of experience, public accounting background or experience in financial reporting or corporate accounting at an international publicly-traded company is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience managing a diverse team
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting.
  • Active CPA license a plus.
  • Prior experience in tech industry is a plus
  • Ability to be detail oriented. Strong interest in technical US GAAP, including a solid foundation in accounting analysis and ability to read and understand US GAAP guidance.
  • Strong initiative and desire to work in a team-oriented environment. Must be a self-starter with excellent time and project management skills. Excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented and organized.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify areas of risk and inefficiency, and determine process improvement opportunities to address such risk and inefficiency.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain collaborative work relationships at all levels within the Company.
  • Proficiency with Citrix / Cognos financial reporting software is a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel is required.

"Since founding Solera, we have focused on being a global player by developing proprietary data and software solutions that help our customers meet the increasing digital demands of the automotive ecosystem," said Tony Aquila, Solera's founder, Chairman and CEO.

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