Technical Accounting Manager at Motorola Solutions

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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.


Department Overview
The position is part of the Corporate Controller’s organization and reports to the Assistant Corporate Controller. The Assistant Controller is responsible for external financial reporting, technical accounting and GAAP compliance, corporate consolidations, accounting and reporting for corporate functions, compliance with SOX and internal controls over financial reporting. The organization consists of approximately 7 direct reports and a number of indirect reports around the world.
Job Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for all aspects of external financial reporting and accounting policy. The individual will have responsibility for Motorola Solutions’ accounting and finance policies, accounting research and issue resolution, assist with periodic SEC filings, and compliance with US GAAP and SEC regulations. He/she will focus on expanding and sharing U.S. GAAP accounting knowledge worldwide through an accounting issue resolution process, development of worldwide policies and processes, training and communication.

Additionally, he/she will be responsible for the following:

  • Decision maker for accounting issues impacting the business worldwide
  • Close involvement in the accounting aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and capital market transactions
  • Significant interface with senior management, external auditors, legal counsel, treasury, tax, HR and strategy.
  • Anticipates the impact to Motorola Solutions of proposed business models, strategic initiatives and compliance/regulatory changes, including the impact to financial forecasts, financial IT systems, and financial processes and controls
  • Manages relationship with the external auditor, interfaces with SEC on matters of interest, transaction structuring with external counsel and investment bankers
  • Prepares comment letters on proposed U.S. and International accounting standards
  • Lead the Company’s efforts to adopt new accounting standards

Additional Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree (in Accounting preferred)
  • Certified Public Accountant (or equivalent) preferred
  • 6+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance, including experience in technical accounting, financial reporting and accounting research
  • Strong background in accounting research and issue resolution
  • Technical accounting skills, including sound understanding of revenue recognition and lease accounting literature
  • Significant public accounting experience, Big Four experience preferred

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree

Travel Requirements
10-25%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
No


EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
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    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
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    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
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    • GoogleEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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