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Manager, Technical Accounting

 

Manager, Technical Accounting

  • JR-128303
  • Redwood City
  • Tampa
  • Frisco
  • Finance
  • Full time
Manager, Technical Accounting

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 27 countries spanning five continents.  

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

Job Summary: The Technical Accounting Group is responsible for establishing the accounting for complex or unusual transactions, which typically happen in areas of consolidation, business combinations, lease accounting, revenue recognition, hedging and financial instruments. The group is also tasked with development, implementation and maintenance of global accounting policies and implementation of new accounting standards. In its role, the group partners with other corporate groups (SEC reporting, consolidation, treasury, tax, corporate development, real estate, legal and FP&A). The group has also an extensive interaction with the Company’s audit firm and third party providers of due diligence, valuation and other services.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated professional to be a key member of our technical accounting group. This position represents a unique opportunity to provide accounting and finance expertise and work daily with a broad array management teams on key issues and special projects. This person should have significant knowledge and experience in applying and interpreting technical accounting, reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as a good understanding of economics and business matters. 

Responsibilities

  • Research and document accounting positions for complex transactions

  • Assist with evaluating the accounting consequences of potential transactions and provide input and suggestions to planned and proposed agreements and ventures

  • Follow emerging accounting issues and proactively analyze their impact on the Company’s results and financial position

  • Provide guidance and training on technical accounting issues to various constituents within the Company

  • Assist with implementation of new accounting standards

  • Assist in the Company’s SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance efforts as they relate to technical accounting and accounting policies

  • Interact with the Company’s auditors and other service providers

  • Provide direction on implementations of accounting policies and procedures to local Finance, IT and Operations staff

Qualifications

  • Strong technical accounting background, preferably with experience in the areas of consolidation (ASC 810), derivatives (ASC 815) and business combinations (ASC 805)

  • Ability to research FASB, SEC and other accounting issues and prepare high quality written documentation

  • Must possess good quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen 

  • A minimum of six years Big 4 accounting firm experience with major SEC clientele and minimum total experience of 8 years in accounting or finance positions of increasing responsibility

  • Preferably a previous role in a technical accounting advisory group

  • Transactional exposure and understanding the processes involved in

  • Resolving significant or complex accounting matters that may arise

  • Reading transaction documents with a focus on matters that may have accounting or disclosure consequences

  • Holder of an active CPA license or equivalent certification

  • Strong work ethic

  • Good communicator in both oral and written settings

  • Able to interact with all levels of management

  • A team player who possesses solid interpersonal skills and builds relations across organization

  • Self-driven, independent thinker, ready to challenge the status quo

  • Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid multi-tasking abilities

  • Results-oriented, decisive, with strong project management and organizational skills

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.

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