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Senior Manager of Technical Accounting

Company: The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.
Location: Lake Oswego
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Email communication from The Greenbrier Companies (Greenbrier) will always come from a corporate email address that ends in @gbrx.com or from our applicant tracking system, ADP, after you have created a secure account and submitted your application. We do not use consumer email accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo or other public email services, nor do we conduct interviews through public consumer websites such as Google Hangouts. Greenbrier does not ask for personal information outside of the formal application process which is accessed through this careers.gbrx.com website or through our secure applicant tracking site that begins with https://recruiting.adp.com . During the application process you will create a secure account where we will ask you to provide your contact information, past employment history, education history and other job-related information. Greenbrier does not require any form of payments from candidates or offer payments to candidates during the application process. This includes prepaid credit cards, gift cards, checks, or other forms of payment. If you have been contacted by a representative of Greenbrier and have questions about your application, please email careers@gbrx.com . Senior Manager of Technical Accounting Lake Oswego , Oregon Apply Now Current Employees Apply Here At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's innovation and engineering expertise pairs with our capacity to build and repair freight transportation equipment. This allows us to provide an unrivaled level of service to our customers across the Americas, Europe and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier also provides asset management services and a unique railcar leasing syndication platform that brings us into contact with the world's leading fixed asset investors. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers and positively impact the world around us. Job Summary The Manager of Technical Accounting is a highly visible individual contributor role in the Corporate Accounting organization serving as a key advisor to the corporate and global operational accounting teams. Primary Responsibilities: Research and document accounting positions per US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for complex transactions on accounting procedures and policies Evaluate the accounting consequences of potential material transactions, deal structures and arrangements and provide input and suggestions to planned and proposed agreements and ventures Responsible for purchase accounting for any new acquisitions or joint ventures Manage the annual and interim goodwill impairment analysis process Assist with the preparation of the Company's periodic SEC filings Partner with business unit finance staffs, treasury, international operations and accounting group in proactively identifying complex or unusual accounting matters and assist business units to define the appropriate accounting treatment for non-routine business activities Work with the VP Corporate Controller and other financial officers to handle complex issues and transactions and provide guidance to domestic and international divisions on accounting issues Provide guidance and training on technical accounting issues to various finance and accounting staff and constituents Assist with the implementation of new accounting standards Assist in the Company's SOX compliance efforts including the implementation of key controls and procedures Provide expert guidance on GAAP and global accounting policy review ensuring compliance Follow emerging accounting issues and proactively analyze their impact on the Company's results and financial position Monitor new GAAP and SEC pronouncements and changes to help define, recommend and implement necessary process and reporting changes Create and revise key accounting policies (e.g. revenue recognition, cost accounting) and make recommendations as needed with regard to policies and procedures in order to bring uniformity with regards to accounting policies and methods throughout the global organization Work closely with the Company's auditors and other service providers regarding technical accounting matters Prepare appropriate accounting memos and documentation on transactions to support external and internal audit requirements and SOX controls Special projects as assigned by senior management Assist with external audit coordination and requests Qualification and Experience: A well-qualified individual with the appropriate balance of the following experiences: Four or more years' public accounting experience with a BIG 4 or top tier public accounting firm with major SEC clientele and a minimum of total experience of six years in accounting or finance positions of increasing responsibility Significant knowledge and experience in applying and interpreting technical accounting, reporting and disclosure requirements; preferably has held a previous role in a technical accounting advisory group. Must possess good quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen Ability to independently research FASB, SEC and other accounting issues, form a conclusion and prepare high quality written documentation for senior management Capable of reading transaction documents with a focus on matters that may have accounting or disclosure requirements Transactional exposure and understanding of the process involved in resolving significant or complex accounting matters that may arise Experience working with international teams highly desired Possess highly developed oral and written communication skills Cultural fit with Greenbrier's values Willingness to work a flexible, highly demanding schedule Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is required and an appropriate graduate degree is highly desired Holder of an active CPA license or equivalent certification Integrity- uncompromised honesty and principled behavior Independent thinker capable of challenging the status quo Credibility- strong leadership presence and gravitas that instills trust in others Influence- ability to generate a following, winning buy-in Financial Acumen- comfortable with financial statements, metrics and concepts, includes ability to stay on top of critical business details Effective Communications- fosters open dialogue and also communicates effectively to a broad and multi-level audience Results oriented, demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments in a fast paced environment to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy Company Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC Functional Group Accounting/Finance EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Greenbrier makes reasonable accommodations in the application and hiring process for individuals with known disabilities, unless providing accommodation would result in an undue hardship. Any applicant believing that they may need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact Greenbrier Human Resources at 503-684-7000.

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