Job Details: Director of Technical Accounting

Director of Technical Accounting
Job Id:
Torrance, CA
United States
Job Description:


Our client, an American based global leader in premium automotive aftermarket parts seeks a Director of Technical Accounting. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Accounting Officer, this position is responsible for all Technical Accounting aspects and how they are incorporated into company policies.


  • Manages the process of new pronouncement implementation with external auditors and internal audit department ensuring full compliance.
  • Prepares summaries on new standards and pro-forma disclosures to be dispersed to all appropriate individuals.
  • Ensures compliance of company’s policies, procedures and corporate governance with GAAP and SEC regulations.
  • Provides support on the evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions, mergers and other issues affecting business.
  • Meets with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, when required.
  • Recommends and develops policies and procedures to meet company objectives.
  • Confers with other senior administrative personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.
  • May perform other duties as required.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information
skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when
dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress;
Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets
clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings

Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Recognizes accomplishments of
other team members.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks;
Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates
suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others & attention.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and
explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops
realistic action plans.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to drive a motor vehicle. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in accounting; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Big 4 experience preferred in a management position; 7 to 10 years of experience with publicly traded company; thorough knowledge of GAAP; and Manufacturing experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have extensive knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook); Inventory software; Order processing systems; Manufacturing software (QAD) and Contract Management systems.


Manages three subordinate staff members. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization&policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to domestic and international travel (via airplane, motor vehicle, and other means of transportation), as well as to overnight in different countries, states and cities.

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