DepartmentFinance / Controllership
The AVP, Accounting Research & Policies will be a key member of the Controller’s group and will assist in research relating to complex accounting transactions and new accounting standards impacting Moody’s. The position will focus heavily on providing technical accounting guidance on revenue recognition (under ASC 606), including revenue for software and SaaS solutions. The position will also work closely with the treasury function on hedge accounting matters.
Primary responsibilities include:
Advise on accounting for revenue transactions under ASC 606, including revenue for software and SaaS solutions
Research and document complex U.S. GAAP transactions that relate to Moody’s and provide recommendations and analysis to senior management on the accounting for these transactions
Implement new accounting pronouncements
Manage all hedging documentation and effectiveness testing relating to the Company’s derivatives
Assist with accounting and financial due diligence for complicated M&A transactions
Maintain and enhance Moody’s Global Accounting Policies (MGAP)
Manage all key assumptions relating to Moody’s defined benefit pension plans with actuaries and treasury group
Assist with quarterly and annual goodwill impairment process
Assist financial reporting team with selected disclosures
Provide technical accounting training to finance organization
Degree in accounting and a minimum of 8 years of experience (minimum of manager level attained in large public accounting firm). A combination of public accounting and industry experience preferred
Extremely strong understanding of U.S. GAAP, with focus on revenue accounting, derivatives, business combinations and pension accounting
Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complicated accounting transactions to non-accounting members of senior management
Exceptional writing skills that will be utilized in documenting complicated accounting standards that impact Moody’s
Ability to coach junior accounting staff on proper implementation of complicated accounting matters
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