Accounting Policy Associate




New York, New York

Employment Type



A prestigious asset management firm is looking to add a 5-7+ year Accounting Policy subject matter expert to their accounting team in NYC.

Job Description:

Compensation : $125000 - $150000
Job ID : 12418

  • Will closely follow latest trends in the accounting field and adapt them for application within the Company.
  • Research accounting guidance on specific transactions implementing new accounting standards; commenting on proposed accounting standards; and documenting the Company’s accounting policies and considerations
  • Report directly to the Head of Accounting Policy
  • Work alongside SEC Reporting and other accounting teams
  • Reading drafts of transaction documents, summarizing key terms, identifying accounting issues, researching relevant accounting pronouncements and preparing a roadmap that documents the Company’s preliminary accounting conclusions.
  • Assist with presenting preliminary accounting conclusions to external auditors and their subject matter experts
  • Formally documenting the Company’s accounting conclusions and policies in a memorandum.
  • Research and document technical accounting issues under applicable accounting standards
  • Participant in the development of the firm’s accounting policies
  • Responsible for monitoring and interpreting various emerging technical accounting issues under U.S. GAAP
  • Assist with the implementation of new and existing disclosures in SEC filings
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining the Company’s accounting policy manual
  • Prepare and deliver training related to the firm’s accounting policies and emerging accounting standards
  • Coordinate departmental activities and ensure compliance with established policies and procedures

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA required
  • 5-7+ years of experience with a focus on accounting policy and technical accounting
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment
  • Big 4 accounting experience a plus
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards a plus



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