Lead Analyst, Accounting Research and Policy

Description About the Position: Finance Operations, Lead Analyst, Accounting Research and Policy is responsible for providing accounting research and policy activities. Researches and documents technical accounting, complex transactions and monitors the implementation of new accounting standards. Reports to the Manager, Accounting Research and Policy, Researches and documents policy standards in Finance Operations. Documents financial policies and accounting principles in accordance to US GAAP, SEC regulations and IFRS and local accounting principles. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Applies technical standards and analysis to complex accounting practices and transactions. Leads the development, evaluation and documentation of Finance Operations accounting practices and activities. Responsible for leading the technical accounting research, analysis and documentation on specific/complex projects in accordance with US GAAP, SEC regulations, IFRS and local accounting principles in conjunction with mergers & acquisitions and investment growth of the U.S. operating businesses. Responsible for monitoring and identifying issues as well as overseeing change impacts. Researches and monitors activities of all accounting standards and reporting practices to provide proactive revisions to policies and standards. Creates accounting policy documentation, ensuring implementation in Finance. Provides input on policy and implementation guidance for new FASB and IFRS standards. Participates in the development of technical training to ensure compliance with policy standards. Works directly with the business to provide technical accounting perspectives and conclusions on a timely basis for proposed transactions, including comparisons of conclusions based on structures Responsible for supporting financial and non-financial controls to meet business requirements. Qualifications Knowledge and Experience Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Master’s Degree preferred. 5+ years in accounting and with increasing responsibility. Demonstrated ability to research and apply accounting policy standards. Managerial knowledge and technical experience related to business development activities or M&A. Detailed knowledge of finance processes and terminology Background in utility service or similar industry accounting. Ability to develop technical training and ensure implementation. Proven experience in assessing risk and developing policies and standards to mitigate. Effective collaboration and partnership capabilities. Accounting Research and Policy Development. CPA preferred. Technical Accounting. General accounting. Utility industry accounting preferred. Identify patterns and trends. US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC regulations and IFRS. Process Management. National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team. Job : Accounting Services Primary Location : NY-Brooklyn Other Locations : MA-Waltham Organisation : Accounting Services Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Jun 22, 2017, 12:05:17 PM Unposting Date : Aug 6, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
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