Senior Technical Accountant

Bannockburn, Victoria, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 19, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Purpose:

The Senior Accountant of Technical Accounting will principally 1.) Conduct research and prepare documentation of accounting treatment for various contracts, transactions and accounting issues under US GAAP and other regulatory accounting guidance and coordinate the communication of findings with the internal business partners (Corporate Controller, CFO, other finance and accounting organization, all level of business management, etc.), external auditors, and external advisor as appropriate, 2.) Support and coordinate the preparation, establishment, and compliance with Stericycle's financial policies and guidelines, 3.) Provide training to global teams for current policies, new / updated accounting guidance, and other complex areas of accounting 4.) Support on special projects requiring technical accounting guidance and leadership. 5.) Perform and support accounting review for complex accounting areas such as purchase accounting, divestiture accounting, intangible asset impairment reviews and the annual goodwill process. 6) Support the Revenue Center of Excellence including all technical accounting items under ASC 606.

Key Job Activities:

  • Partner on complex accounting matters such as investments, acquisitions, divestitures, sales, services, leases, goodwill, intangible assets, and others;
  • Perform annual goodwill impairment review, including partnership in coordination of statutory impairment review
  • Perform quarterly and annual intangible asset impairment reviews
  • Support, establish and execute on Revenue Recognition Center of Excellence
  • Understand new accounting standards, assess the implications, if any, to the Company, and execute adoption as appropriate, including communication and training
  • Develop and/or update existing accounting policies and procedures;
  • Support on special projects including accounting areas where expert guidance in accounting policy matters is required
  • Provide technical accounting guidance and US GAAP interpretation across the Company
  • Partners with business and corporate functions in interpreting and implementing applicable SEC, FASB, IASB, and other applicable accounting rules and regulations in resolving business issues, including writing whitepapers;
  • Maintain and execute training for multiple levels and functions of the organization (including various forms to ensure understanding)
  • Work on special projects identified by senior management and prepare whitepapers in support of technical accounting positions
  • Act as a liaison to the external auditors to assist in their completion of efficient audit
  • Provide support for the international accounting teams to ensure standard practices are in place and information is available for decision making
  • Establish and maintain internal controls related to the above specific matters as well as in support of other control and processes owners.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts in all areas managed

  • Education:

    Required Education: in Bachelors

    Experience (North America & LATAM):

    • 3-7 years of hands-on experience in accounting and finance roles of increasing responsibility
    • Experience in a more than $1.0 billion, global company
    • Public company experiences preferable
    • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is considered a plus.
    • Must possess knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
    • Experience in effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, and senior leadership competently and effectively

    Certifications and/or Licenses:

    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


    Stericycle currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, a 401(k) plan, and an employee stock purchase plan. Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment with Stericycle.

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