Rackspace Senior Accountant, Accounting Research and Policy in San Antonio, Texas
Overview & Responsibilities
The Senior, Accounting Research & Policy will participate in researching and documenting technical accounting analyses and disclosure requirements of complex transactions, documenting and maintaining accounting policies, and monitoring and implementing new accounting standards. A successful candidate will have an ability to thrive in an environment of rapid change, work effectively within cross-functional teams, be highly resourceful, willing to learn, able to deliver strong results, and possess a strong set of communication and analytical skills.
Primary responsibilities of this position include:
Assist with technical accounting research and prepare accounting documentation on a variety of technical accounting concepts, including business combinations, internal-use software cost capitalization, and leasing.
Responsible for remaining current on and documenting new accounting standards, considering the relevant accounting literature and the effect of the transaction on the company’s financial statements.
Assist with implementation projects for new accounting standards, including the new financial instruments and lease accounting standards.
Assist in review of contracts, including leases, financing agreements, significant vendor arrangements and acquisitions, to identify potential accounting issues.
Assist in the development of new accounting policies and review/update existing polices.
Prepare impairment tests quarterly, annually and as required of the Company’s consolidated tangible and intangible assets.
Coordinate with external auditors to provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and accounting treatment for specific transactions.
Collaborate with Financial Reporting team on preparation of financial statement disclosures
Work with and respond to accounting inquiries from the organization’s global accounting organization.
Ad hoc requests and projects as necessary
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
3-5 years of financial accounting experience in public accounting firm or accounting department of a publicly traded company.
Strong U.S. GAAP and SEC Reporting skills/knowledge preferred.
CPA candidate eligibility required (CPA preferred).
Ability to coordinate between various corporate offices and departments
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively to different levels of management, cross-functional teams, and external auditors.
Self-starter with excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
Req # 39621
Category Accounting / Finance