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Assistant Manager, Technical Accounting in Jersey City, NJ at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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Job Description


Verisk Analytics has an amazing story to tell. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Verisk Analytics to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list and to its America’s Best Large Employers list. If you’re looking for a career that transforms, inspires, challenges, and rewards you, then come join us.

At Verisk, you can build a rewarding career with challenging and meaningful work; create a positive, lasting impact on the business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. Our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business will be heard. As key contributors to our success, our team members enjoy working in a business-casual, collaborative environment that offers state-of-the-art resources, advanced technologies, and an excellent benefits package.

Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. We’ve been delivering data, analytics, and decision support services to our customers for more than 45 years. At Verisk, you’ll be part of an organization that’s committed to serving the long-term interests of our stakeholders, including the communities where we operate.

Position Summary

Verisk’s Accounting team is seeking an Assistant Manager, Technical Accounting to join a fast paced publicly traded company located in Jersey City, NJ. This is a key position that will be assisting in various and numerous aspects of our financial reporting, internal control documentation, and acquisition due-diligence & integration efforts. This position requires a solid understanding of GAAP and willingness to research and document the application and interpretation of new accounting standards. If you have Big 4 (or large regional) public accounting experience and are looking for an exciting technical accounting role, please read on! This individual will be joining a team of key leaders, responsible for driving the execution, maintenance, and enhancement of the company's process, policies, and procedures.


• Prepare annual and quarterly financial statements (10K and 10Q) and footnote disclosures in accordance with US GAAP and SEC policies and practices, including review of XBRL reporting

• Liaise with Investor Relations, Tax, Legal and Corporate Communications for various presentations in the Press Release and Annual Report

• Perform research of various technical accounting issues and interpret/assess new guidance issued by the FASB and SEC

• Draft technical accounting position papers documenting accounting conclusions related to various transactions, including business combinations, divestitures, debt and equity financing, etc. Identify accounting issues that relate to multiple lines of business and develop and implement resolutions; and provide accounting support to the Technical Accounting Managers

• Provide accounting advisory and consulting services to finance and business unit personnel to ensure the timely resolution of corporate and transaction-specific accounting issues

• Prepare analysis of financial statements and SEC disclosures and coordinate various requests from our external auditors (Deloitte & Touche LLP)

• Participate in SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance, Audits and resolution of any matters



• Education - Bachelor degree in accounting or finance

• 3+ years of technical accounting experience (Big 4 or large regional audit firm experience strongly preferred) with a proven record of progressive responsibility in applying SEC and U.S. GAAP rules to complex technical accounting issues

• CPA or In Process CPA a must

• Strong knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting and disclosure

• Knowledge of International Accounting Standards (IAS) is a plus; experience in auditing foreign entities preferred

• Experience with advanced accounting concepts with a strong emphasis on white paper documentation

• Requires good organizational skills, attention to detail and openness to new ideas and procedures. Ability to perform multiple special requests, with varying deadlines, while maintaining routine workload demands and deadlines.

• Able to work in an dynamic team environment with former Big 4 colleagues

• Very strong or advanced knowledge of Excel.

• Working knowledge of PeopleSoft and Workiva is a plus


We offer an excellent compensation package. Our benefits package is competitive and includes full healthcare options, a 401(k) plan, and generous paid time off program.

Verisk Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer