Senior Analyst, Accounting Policy

Job SnapshotJob Description

The Senior Analyst of Accounting Policy will primarily be responsible for researching and documenting technical accounting analyses of complex transactions, developing accounting policies and trainings, as well as monitoring and implementing new accounting standards (including the new revenue recognition standard and lease standard). The Senior Analyst will be responsible for the completion of all tasks, ensuring timely completion in accordance with established deadlines, and interfacing with others throughout the Accounting and Finance department and other internal and external parties.

What will I be doing?

The Senior Analyst of Accounting Policy may be involved in the preparation of financial statement disclosures under U.S. GAAP, as well as IFRS and local accounting principles, to assist in the completion of required financial statements and SEC filings. The Senior Analyst may also be involved in other corporate accounting activities.

Other priorities are listed below:

  • Prepare analysis supporting the development and evaluation of global accounting policies with input from accounting, finance and other operational teams
  • Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies, including FASB, IASB, SEC and PCAOB, and prepares analysis supporting the evaluation of the accounting and reporting effects of new standards, including the development of new accounting policies and the coordination of and adoption of accounting standards
  • Research the accounting and disclosure requirements of new accounting standards and transactions, considering the relevant accounting literature and the effect of the new standard or transaction on the company’s accounting policies and financial statements
  • Prepare written accounting memos documenting accounting issues and transactions for review by senior management and external auditors
  • Formulate responses to accounting inquiries received from accounting and finance teams to present to the team
  • Prepare and deliver accounting related training materials
  • Prepare analysis supporting the maintenance of accounting internal control policies and procedures and provide supporting documentation to internal audit regarding completion of control procedures
  • Coordinate with external auditors to provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and accounting treatment for specific transactions
  • Organize and communicate status related to assignments and projects to the team
  • Perform special projects as needed
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely express ideas both verbally and in writing, this will include communication of accounting policies and procedures to corporate and field based Team Members
  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Ability to take initiative to identify, prioritize and implement all elements required for the team to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with core strategic goals
  • Strong problem solving skills, including ability to effectively address any issue in collaboration with others as appropriate; ability to proactively identify and prevent potential problems
  • Ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritize responsibilities
Job Requirements

What are we looking for?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  • BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience
  • Understanding of general accounting policies and procedures at a transaction level
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to disaggregate, analyze and reconcile consolidated financial data in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to coordinate between various corporate offices
  • Ability to travel as required up to 10% of the time

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • MA/MS Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • In-depth experience with consolidation, revenue recognition, stock compensation, business combination and/or derivatives and hedging accounting technical topics and research
  • Experience working with general ledger systems and reporting packages, specifically PeopleSoft, nVision and Hyperion Financial Management
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

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