Senior Accountant – Technical Accounting


  • Full Time

A Senior Accountant of Technical Accounting plays a pivotal role in the accounting assessment and conclusion for some of the Company’s most complex technical accounting matters. The role assists business partners make informed decisions around key commercial matters while maintaining accounting compliance. The role involves working with a diverse and cross-functional team, domestically and internationally. This is a vital role to the company and will play a key role in developing and driving strategic decisions and improvements within the finance organization. The candidate will contribute towards developing world-class accounting and financial reporting processes and controls to effectively help prepare the Company for its continued future growth, both organically and through acquisitions. Come join the band!


What you’ll do:


  • Analyze accounting and financial reporting considerations for complex accounting topics with a focus on licensing agreements. Collaborate with key business partners across the business including FP&A, Legal, Licensing, R&D, Operations and Internal Audit, as part of the operational and technical implementation of new agreements or transactions
  • Build and sustain relationships with cross functional teams to ensure complex arrangements are properly and efficiently implemented
  • Assist in ensuring the appropriate accounting conclusions are reached for transactions impacting our SEC filings including the Company’s consolidated and statutory financial statements
  • The team also works on revenue recognition, debt and equity transactions, leasing, potential merger and acquisitions, segment reporting, and other specific transactions

    Who you are:


  • A minimum of 4+ years of experience in public accounting working with SEC registered companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and be an actively licensed CPA
  • Experience with growth companies in high technology, music or entertainment industries
  • Candidate must have a strong knowledge of IFRS or US GAAP and SEC reporting
  • Experience should include advanced accounting concepts such as revenue recognition, business combinations and stock-based compensation
  • Be well versed in the ability to research technical accounting matters and prepare well-written memorandums and presentations articulating these matters
  • Have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and brings a hands-on style and the ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast moving company with a wide variety of strategic initiatives
  • Apply extensive know-how of technical accounting and financial reporting standards
  • Experience with reviewing complex legal contracts and evaluating business and accounting implications
  • Ability to work across functional areas of the business, manage various stakeholders and work in a fast paced environment





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    This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.