Manager - Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting

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Description and Requirements

From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.
As the Manager - Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting, you will report to the Director - Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting and will be primarily responsible for performing activities related to external financial reporting and technical accounting research and documentation.  This position will be integrally involved in the following areas (not all-inclusive):

  1. Responsible for financial reporting; review of quarterly and annual investor/lender financial reporting packages and presentations as well as quarterly and annual financial statements (currently complying substantially with SEC rules and regulations due to significant investor and lender requirements and in anticipation of future IPO considerations), interacting closely with a number of other finance functions and assisting external auditors;
  2. Responsible for certain Corporate accounting functions including accounting for certain compensation-related areas, contingencies, facility leases, etc., including analysis and documentation of complex transactions in such areas;
  3. Assist with technical research, evaluation and documentation for significant transactions (e.g., equity and debt offerings, M&A, new ventures, share-based awards, complex lease contracts, non-standard purchase contracts, etc.) and ad hoc questions; 
  4. Assistance with M&A accounting initiatives including diligence, purchase accounting (including opening balance sheet allocation and intangible asset valuation efforts) and integration from a technical standpoint;
  5. Evaluate new accounting literature, proposed and final, and lead the implementation of new pronouncements (including implementation efforts of the new ASC 842 lease accounting requirements); 
  6. Ensuring complete compliance with internal control requirements and improving controls where necessary, and evaluating processes for continuous improvements and influencing change where needed; and
  7. Evaluate and formulate conclusions/documentation on other critical technical accounting topics, including annual goodwill impairment testing, complex lease transactions, derivative/hedging accounting and analysis, and other areas commensurate within a $2+ billion complex global organization.

This position will supervise the Senior Financial Reporting Analyst as well as liaise with various groups in the Company including the treasury department, tax department, regional accounting teams, global shared services functions, human resources, the legal department, etc. 

Job requirements:
  • Experience in SEC financial reporting, accounting and financial controls in a publicly traded corporate financial environment or Big 4 public accounting firm.
  • Strong GAAP and technical research skills, commensurate with a complex global company environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, as the position requires: i) regular partnering with senior management personnel across multiple corporate functions, ii) the ability to concisely document technical positions in the form of critical policy and other memoranda and iii) discussing and defending technical positions, including with external auditors.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment, under pressure and within strict deadlines.

Education/Training Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA
  • 4+ years of work experience with demonstrated progression, including proficiency in technical accounting areas
  • Current or prior public accounting experience within a big 4 public accounting firm, with strong preference being given to those candidates that have reached a manager level

It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.

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