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US GAAP Technical Accounting Managing Editor

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial Family Group 12/6/2017 2:17:48 PM Carrollton, TX United States of America
Job Description

Overview

 

GAAP Reporter is a unique online research resource designed to help accounting and financial reporting professionals ensure compliance with US GAAP. Our expert authors provide in-depth, section-by-section guidance, interpretation and analysis on the entire breadth of the FASB Codification, as well as updated coverage to reflect any new changes issued by the FASB. We are looking for an experienced accounting manager to lead our team!

 

The US GAAP Technical Accounting Managing Editor will lead a successful team of CPAs in charge of the creation, update, and maintenance of a powerful technical accounting research resource that establishes Thomson Reuters as a market leader in GAAP online information and tools. The Managing Editor will set the standards for quality and timely delivery of content, with the overarching goal being the timely creation of the professional insight and expertise necessary to design a cutting-edge customer-oriented product featuring market-leading analysis and guidance that provides expert, rapid response to significant developments in accounting standard-setting.

 

Responsibilities

 

Our Managing Editor will lead and manage the editorial team, set priorities and ensure goals and schedules are met.  He or she will set industry-leading standards for product quality and maintain them. In addition to restatements of the Codification in clear, concise English, the Managing Editor will supervise the creation of content that provides actionable insight for sophisticated users, such as CFOs, controllers, technical accounting and accounting policy professionals.  These insights include common practice and pitfalls in applying the guidance, summaries of recent or emerging updates to the Codification, illustrative examples of required disclosures, excerpts of SEC comment letters, differences between IFRS and US GAAP, and comprehensive examples of calculations and journal entries described in the guidance.  Further, the Managing Editor will create and maintain practice aids, such as detailed annual and interim disclosure checklists and memoranda that provide overviews of various accounting topics. 

 

This role is perfect for an individual that enjoys diving into complex areas of the Codification, researching best practices, and creating thought leadership materials.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

 

  • 7-10 years experience with technical accounting research and practice.  Writing on accounting standards is a big plus
  • Proven supervisory experience (5-7 years) and success
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA
  • Thorough knowledge of standard-setting process of the FASB, SEC, and IASB
  • Ability to work well under pressure and under short deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to work with colleagues at different organizational levels in different groups (e.g., product management, sales, product and platform technology)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently review draft copy to maintain quality standards, check facts and sources, ensure consistency of writing style
  • Experience with online research product development is a plus.



Locations
United States of America-Texas-Carrollton-USA-Carrollton-2395 Midway Rd
Req #: 17001545
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Job Function: Publishing / Editorial Family Group
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