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Director Technical Accounting

The Director of Technical Accounting has primary responsibility for managing, researching and offering various alternative and ultimate conclusions related to technical accounting matters across all of the Company's business units. The position will also have responsibilities related to internal controls, merger and acquisition related due diligence and analysis associated with other specific transactions. This is a vital role to the company and will play a key role in developing and driving strategic decisions in the organization. The candidate effectively help prepare and position the Company to accommodate future growth, both organically and through acquisitions while continuing to develop world class accounting and reporting processes. The position reports to the Company's Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer.
The position requires an accomplished accounting professional with 8 or more years of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in progressive accounting management roles likely with experience at a Big Four accounting firm and perhaps with additional experience in a corporate management role (e.g. Assistant Controller, Director/Manager of Technical Accounting, etc.) with a growing company. The candidate's should have diverse exposure to accounting, audit, IT and risk management. The candidate should be well versed in the ability to research technical accounting matters while also preparing well written memorandums and presentations articulating these matters. It is critical that the candidate has excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills while bringing a hands-on style and the ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast moving company with a wide variety of strategic initiatives.
Primary Responsibilities of the Director of Technical Accounting:
Ensures the integrity of Clean Harbors' financial information.
Evaluates technical accounting matters as they arise and provides proper accounting and reporting alternatives and suggested conclusions.
Assist with communication of technical accounting guidance to senior finance personnel and other Corporate functional groups (Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations) by working directly with finance leaders to ensure continued compliance with accounting guidance.
Manages ongoing planning and communication with external auditor to ensure an open, trusting and collaborative relationship. Works effectively and efficiently with both internal and external auditors during audits.
Ensures quality work papers and supporting schedules which can be suitable and subject to audit.
Play a lead role in the company close process and issues timely and complete financial statements.
Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and readies the company to incorporate emerging changes in compliance requirements and specifically related to revenues recognition and lease accounting.
Participates in the preparation and review of financial statements and related footnotes including all regular SEC filings (10-Q, 10-K) for a $3 billion North American organization. Also assist with the preparation all special financial statement requirements (8-K, debt offerings, equity offerings, etc.).
Evaluates and leads the continuous improvement of company accounting practices, policies, control procedures, system enhancements and upgrades.
Assist in developing and enhancing SOX controls and procedures by working directly with internal audit to ensure continued successful compliance with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley Act.
Lead and oversee technical accounting guidance for acquisition and divestiture activity and related disclosures (8-K, debt offerings, equity offerings, etc.).
Work with external valuation and income tax specialists to ensure timely information related to technical accounting and reporting matters
Proactively generates process improvements and efficiencies.
Essential skill set of the Director of Technical Accounting:
Technical Skills: 7+ years of experience specifically in Big 4 accounting environment serving on high visibility, transaction oriented, diversified, publicly traded clients or within a public company accounting department. Proficient user in Microsoft Office applications; Peoplesoft experience a plus.
Communication Skills: Effectively communicates with and engages all levels of the organization verbally and in writing; translates technical decisions/strategies into business terms and implications; produces clear, understandable documentation geared for all audiences including CFO, CEO and BOD levels. Comfortable around senior management; strong interpersonal skills; builds constructive and effective relationships.
Management of Resources: Allocates time and resources efficiently, focusing on ever-shifting priorities; continually seeks way to improve individual/team efficiency. Demonstrates ability to be an effective leader in a matrix reporting environment. Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and take ownership of projects; performing job requirements with minimal oversight and attention to detail.
Self Motivator: Committed to the development of team members and self in order to drive ever improving performance culture.
Performance Measurements
Accurate financial statements and strong internal control
Timely and efficient close process and filing of financial information
Collaborative and trusting internal and external relationships with other management team members and external service providers
Effective liaison with corporate accounting group and internal business partners
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental services for the small quantity generator market.
Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has waste disposal facilities and service locations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico.
We offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits including health, dental, life insurance, 401K, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more. We offer a drug free work environment and require a pre-employment drug screen. All Applicants are subject to pre-employment security background checks, and some positions may require pre-employment physical fitness for duty tests.
Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen. Some positions also require a pre-hire medical exam. Must meet all work eligibility requirements. Environmentally-responsible business.
Potential Applicants:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability.
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