Sr. Technical Accounting Manager

Mission Viejo, CA, US, 92691

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.




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Remote from North America with Travel as Needed


The  Sr. Technical Accounting Manager is responsible for ensuring best practices in technical accounting, accounting policies and procedures, and special accounting needs as well as writing accounting position papers globally.  As a leader within the finance organization, this position will act as a thought leader on a range of technical accounting and finance-related issues across a global finance organization.  The Sr. Technical Accounting Manager acts as subject matter expert on a range of technical accounting and finance-related issues, providing leadership to the global accounting team, business leaders, and the audit function.


What You’ll Do:  

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on technical accounting matters (US GAAP/IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standards)
  • Identify areas for analysis by conducting a risk assessment of transactions and balances in the financial statements to identify complex areas where there is a greater risk of error
  • Conduct regular assessment of areas identified as risky to ensure all appropriate documentation has been created for senior leadership and internal and external audit
  • Conduct thorough analysis of complex accounting issues and prepare US and Local GAAP technical position papers
  • Ensure that all position papers are written holistically and include all relevant materials and analysis for the users
  • Research, create, and share position papers to keep stakeholders and accounting teams apprised of updates to accounting policies and processes and their impact on financial statements
  • Prepare position papers for accounting matters including material, complex or significant one-off transactions and past issues identified, e.g., material misstatements or disclosure deficiencies
  • Prepare position papers for valuation processes and outcomes including confirmation of asset valuation methodology and model, confirmation of the depreciation or amortization methodology, annual assessment of useful lives, and residual values, key assumptions used to perform the asset valuation and changes from prior valuations, and outcome analysis to understand why, or why not, the valuation has changed, and whether the changes align with valuation assumption and business changes
  • Review, interpret and develop diverse policies to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, GAAP, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF), and other regulatory requirements
  • Ensure clear and concise written documentation of accounting conclusions and accounting policies
  • Lead or assist in the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Introduce thoughtful accounting techniques to implement positive change and support organizational structure; provide leadership and technical guidance for accounting policies
  • Develop and support implementation of best practice and other improvements in processes and controllership on an international level
  • Partner with systems teams to review, discuss and implement accounting policy or process changes
  • Engage with auditors to create a common understanding of accounting matters and work through complexities and alternate views
  • Research and resolve significant and non-routine transactions
  • Establish and maintain effective peer relationships to share issues and ideas
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the accounting field through books, journals and other literature and attending related conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Pursue and maintain professional accreditation and licensure, as appropriate


What You’ll Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • Advanced degree, e.g., MBA desired
  • CPA required (active or inactive)
  • 7+ years of progressive accounting/finance experience
  • Public Accounting experience required
  • Big 4, preferred
  • Exceptional knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, FASB and SOX
  • Minimum of 2 years in leadership or supervisory positions
  • Demonstrate a keen ability to de-construct complex issues into straight-forward concepts and propose plans of action to successfully navigate such matters in an organized and methodical framework accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments while meeting deadlines and demanding quality execution
  • Superior interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate act
  • Ability to travel as needed


What You’ll Receive: 

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.  

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one! 

  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary 

  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave 

  • Wellness Program 

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Parental Leave 

  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie 

  • And more  


                               Apply now and come “home” to Hardie! 




The expected pay range for this position is between $120,000 to $190,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience, market conditions, and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position qualifies for benefits which may also include a discretionary bonus. 


James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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