R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Senior Director, Accounting Policy

Location: McLean, VA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $175,000.00 - $190,000.00
Date: 5/15/2018
Job ID: 02597705
Job Description

McLean, VA

The Sizzle

  • Leadership position at one of the largest commercial banks in the US.
  • Tremendous opportunities for career growth and upward mobility.
  • Become an advisor for all accounting matters for one of the most recognized financial services institutions.

Lead a team of subject matter experts on mergers and acquisitions, new initiatives in Lines of Business, and potential other accounting topics germane to the financial services industry. 

Areas of focus may include any of the following: 

- Leadership in due diligence efforts.

- Loan accounting, including impairment and allowance-related matters.
- Business combinations, specifically acquired loans, goodwill and other intangibles.

- Consolidation-related issues across a broad array of entities.
- Fair value.
- Research, interpret, and apply authoritative accounting guidance to unique situations in the above areas of focus.
- Partnership with finance and business stakeholders across the organization to provide guidance and consultation on technical accounting issues.

- Technical support for reporting and disclosures.
- Develop, implement, and maintain accounting policies in accordance with GAAP.
- Monitor developments in GAAP and assist in the initial adoption of new guidance.
- Communicate complex topics clearly to diverse internal audiences.
- Manage a team of 4-5 subject matter experts.


Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or other military experience.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
- At least 12 years of accounting experience.

- At least 5 years of public accounting experience or at least 5 years of technical accounting experience.
- At least 3 years of Accounting Policy experience.

- At least 3 years of Mergers and Acquisitions experience.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with either a large, public financial services company in Accounting Policy or in a technical accounting role within a large public accounting firm.
- Aptitude for leading teams; influencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution.
- A demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex operational and accounting challenges.

- Experience interacting with standard-setting organizations (FASB, EITF, OCC, SEC, IASB, etc.).
- Organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology.
- Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated leadership experience.
- Ability to work in a complex environment with diverse personality types.