Manager, Technical Accounting in Braintree, MA at Altra Industrial Motion Corporate

Date Posted: 6/18/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Reporting to the Corporate Controller of Altra, the Manager of Technical Accounting will be a key member of the corporate finance department. This role’s primary responsibility is to provide technical accounting guidance, assist in supporting US GAAP reporting guidelines, and implement and maintain Company accounting policies and procedures. This role will support the completion of the annual audit by working with the external auditors to facilitate the completion of quarterly reviews, and Interim and year end substantive testing procedures.  The role will work closely with key members of the corporate finance team, executive management team and Altra’s business leaders.  We are looking for a strong individual who can think critically, interface with cross functional leadership to ensure proper accounting, reporting and support to senior finance leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as an expert on SEC and US GAAP technical accounting issues.
  • Manage the implementation of new accounting standards and the preparation of technical accounting white papers.
  • Maintain and implement Company accounting policies and procedures.
  • Provide training to business units on new Company accounting policies and procedures.
  • Work with business units to ensure proper accounting for non-recurring transactions
  • Assist in external reporting process, including assessment of new accounting pronouncements and the related disclosures included in quarterly and annual reports
  • Review revenue contracts in accordance with ASC 606
  • Review the Company’s SEC disclose checklists on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Prepare statement of Cash Flow on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Manage ongoing SOX compliance requirements, including internal and external audit requests and recommendations to management for control improvements.
  • Work closely with Internal Audit to identify and prioritize policy development needs
  • Assist in preparing the annual goodwill and non-amortizing asset impairment analysis
  • Maintain lease accounting software and assist business units in reconciling accounts
  • Perform periodic site visits to business units to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assist in M&A and divestiture projects.
  • Participate in personal development activities to continue strengthening core accounting and finance skills as they relate to cost accounting, manufacturing, financial reporting and analysis and general management, as well as participate in Altra Business System trainings and improvement events.

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or pursuing a CPA license
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Manufacturing accounting experience a plus
  • Experience with a publicly traded corporation


Education and Experience Requirements


  • BS in Accounting, Finance, Business or a relevant field is required; MS preferred
  • 5+ years of experience required, at least 4 years at a Big 4 accounting firm or equivalent preferred.
  • SEC reporting experience or helped in the preparation of SEC filings at a public company preferred.
  • Strong US GAAP and SEC technical accounting background preferred.
  • Manufacturing accounting experience a plus.
  • Experience with Tagetik and SAP or other consolidation and ERP accounting system applications preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Applications.
  • Experience with Active Disclosure or other SEC Filing software systems.


Physical Demand and Work Environment:         

  • Be an effective team player
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction and guidance
  • Must be pro-active and able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced team environment with firm deadlines.

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