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Senior Manager - NAFTA Technical and Special Accounting Operations Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1026394

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 3-28-2017


The Senior Manager- Technical and Special Accounting Operations is responsible for managing and directing the technical and special accounting operations for the NAFTA region and FCA US. These operations consist of ongoing technical accounting activities and other special projects as assigned including: (a)managing the preparation of technical accounting position papers for significant business transactions and commercial contracts, including research and evaluation of the appropriate accounting treatment under both IFRS and US GAAP; (b) managing the implementation of new accounting standards within the NAFTA region; (c) managing and directing the communication of identified issues, new accounting impacts and other matters to senior and regional management of NAFTA/FCA US and FCA NV; (d) lead reviews with internal management and external auditors; (e)special projects and technical accounting research on various topics, as assigned; (f) support development, preparation and delivery of technical accounting training programs, as well as, on the job training to others within the Technical Accounting team, Corporate Accounting and other Finance teams; and (g) development and management of direct reports.
He/she will also be responsible for the following: (a) managing the accounting and reporting for Treasury operations, including debt instruments, derivatives and other financial instruments; (b) share based compensation accounting for all the FCA NV entities, including FCA US; (c) managing the accounting for restructuring and purchase accounting activities; (d) managing the accounting and reporting requirements for financial instruments, along with those associated with various Fair Value Accounting pronouncements; (e) managing the annual impairment testing for goodwill and other intangibles, as well as, other valuation exercises, as required; (f) monitoring and ensuring SOX compliance related to all of the above areas.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent experience
  • 15 years of experience in Accounting or Finance
  • 7 years of experience in public accounting (Big 4 or large regional firm experience preferred)
  • 4 years of corporate experience
  • Practical application of both US GAAP and IFRS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Masters in Accounting/Finance
  • Excellent technical accounting, analytic, communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of IASB and FASB accounting pronouncements, particularly related to fair value, revenue recognition, leasing, financial instruments, and share based compensation, financial statement disclosures and SEC rules and regulations
  • Strong leadership and problem solving skills with a bias for action and issue resolution
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a time constrained environment 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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