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Sr. Manager Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting

$105k – $135k AngelList Est.
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**Recently voted Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Company in Education and #28 Most Innovative Company in the world, General Assembly is a venture backed, post Series C, NYC-based startup in our fourth year. General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. We offer classes, workshops, long-form courses, and events in worldwide markets including New York where we are headquartered, Atlanta, Austin, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Melbourne and Washington DC. We also partner with Fortune 500 companies to spur innovation through increased digital fluency and more effective approaches to collaboration.**

We are looking for an experienced **Senior Manager, Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting** to join our team. This newly-created position will be an integral part of the Accounting team, reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer. The Senior Manager will hold responsibility for managing a team and providing operational and technical accounting expertise on aspects of General Assembly’s (GA’s) revenue streams, equity accounting and other technical accounting areas. The ideal candidate will be a highly technical CPA, have experience with private and public company financial reporting, be highly process-oriented, demonstrate a strong customer centric attitude as well as have an aptitude to mentor, train and develop a team.


- Lead subject matter expert on all areas requiring technical accounting support

- Revenue recognition (ASC 605 and ASC 606), tax accounting, equity accounting, acquisition accounting, consolidations
- Lead financial reporting

- Prepare timely financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP
- Lead the Company’s financial statement audit and manage discussions with auditors and external accounting and tax advisors
- Provide ad-hoc historical financial information to state regulators and internal stakeholders as needed
- Lead process improvement initiatives

- Document policies and procedures
- Support system implementations
- Lead control environment enhancements
- Support the FP&A team

- Provide input and insights on forecasting on special transactions and expansion initiatives
- Lead on matters requiring revenue modeling and acquisition accounting projections
- Support business units on requests for guidance and direction

- Lead contract reviews including contracts with non-standard terms
- Advise on optimal deal structure including revenue recognition treatment and tax considerations 
- Provide timely feedback to the sales team on pricing and deal structure proposals
- Support Accounting Operations team

- Assist in operationalizing accounting conclusions
- Support the closing the books in the timely manner
- Provide leadership on data structure, GL structure and overall management of the accounting information system environment


- 8+ years of experience in Big 4+ public accounting and/or commercial industry accounting/finance
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting
- Actively licensed CPA
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and ability to assimilate easily into teams
- Strong technical skills and a working knowledge of U.S. GAAP, SEC reporting and revenue recognition concepts
- Effective analytical and critical thinking abilities
- High energy with commitment to quality client service 

**About You:**

- You are hands-on and not afraid to dive into the details.
- You have a strong understanding of USGAAP and adept at researching accounting rules and boiling them down to the impact on the company’s financials.
- You are comfortable with new concepts and complexity; You are described as determined, capable, and agile.
- You possess strong intellectual horsepower and are a quick study.
- You get at the root of the problem and implement fixes so the problem doesn’t recur.
- You establish strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- You summarize complex concepts for non-experts in an easy to understand manner.
- You develop staff by setting clear expectations and providing timeline feedback.
- You manage with empathy; you mentor your team and provide them with opportunities to learn and develop.
Chicago • New York City • San Francisco
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Catie Brand

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General Assembly at a glance

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General Assembly focuses on Education, Web Design, Product Design, Design, and Web Development. Their company has offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, General Assembly has raised $144.45M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2015.

You can view their website at https://generalassemb.ly/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.