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Accounting Manager, Compensation

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FTI Consulting, Inc. Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 3 months ago

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

About Core Operations:

FTI Consulting's Core Operations functions provide support to our client service professionals so they are able meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Professionals within our Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Office Infrastructure, Legal, and Real Estate teams are dedicated to working together and delivering world class support across our global community.

About the Opportunity:

This role will build and manage a team of accounting professionals who will perform Service Level Agreement (SLA) backed centralized compensation accounting operations in support of corporate accounting and multiple business segments. Provide leadership and promote a professional customer service environment. Develop/implement internal best practices to create more efficient and accurate compensation accounting operation to include share-based compensation, forgivable loan accounting, variable compensation and other related compensation accounting in support of the SLA. Act as the primary point of contact for compensation related accounting issues.

Primary Duties:

This position will manage the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Compensation Accounting Team, as well as drive (1) timely recording of compensation entries for monthly closings, (2) compensation accounting issue resolution and (3) recommend best practice in the areas of compensation accounting operations. This position will act as a liaison with the Technical Accounting team in writing white papers on nonstandard compensation arrangements and the related accounting impact. (e.g. share-based compensation, etc.). This position will work closely with corporate accounting, HR executive compensation team and segment finance leadership. Participate in key finance projects related to compensation matters and ensure that accounting staff are properly accounting for transactions under US GAAP. Ensure that SOX controls are documented, in place and operating effectively and reporting processes outlined in the SLA.

Monthly, Quarterly Segment Accounting and Reporting:

  • Manage the corporate compensation team and activities including accounting for share-based compensation, forgivable loan accounting, multiple variable compensation programs, severance and other compensation related accounting as well as monthly closing entries and account reconciliations.

  • Coordinate monthly close activities related to compensation in unison with firm-wide monthly close calendar; enhance timeliness of closing process by understanding critical path deliverables and developing the proper automation and best practice processes.

  • Develop key metrics and communication tools to communicate status of key deliverables.

  • Ensure proper accounting standards and controls are documented, tested and operating effectively journal entry reviews, general ledger account reconciliations, analytic review of monthly results including detailed analysis and understanding of compensation issues.

  • Ensure account reconciliations are timely, properly prepared and reviewed.

  • Direct the administration of share-based awards, including grants, vesting, exercises and cancellations, liaising with HR, Legal and outsource provider to ensure timely reporting. Work with technical accounting to research and provide guidance on new awards and requirements related to accounting for share-based compensation.

  • Direct the preparation of budgets and forecasts for compensation related items, including bonus and share-based compensation expense.

  • Assess corporate departments' preliminary results against forecast, budget and prior year expectations; ensure all proper accounting entries have been recorded.

  • Support Legal in the preparation of the annual Proxy Statement

  • Provide customer support to Segment accounting personnel as needed on compensation related matters as defined in the SLA.

  • Ensure appropriate procedures are documented and in place to analytically review key account fluctuations within the balance sheet and follow up as appropriate.

  • Promote process improvements and automation related to Elite or other financial systems in concert with Corporate Financial Information Systems teams and in support of Corporate Department information needs.

Controls, Processes & Procedures:

  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP.

  • Oversee the design and effectiveness of both operational and financial internal controls in areas of responsibility. Ensure that all SOX requirements are met.

  • Liaise with external auditors on compensation accounting matters, document preparation (PBC's), supporting document requests from auditors, audit process, coordination of audit requests with team resources.

Employee development:

  • Assess accounting staffing model and evaluate staff performance to maximize productivity and ensure skills appropriately fit responsibilities.

  • Recruit, coach and mentor direct reports - develop appropriate training opportunities.

  • Assist in providing accountants the experience and training to effectively carry out required responsibilities including access to training to keep current on new pronouncements and accounting trends.

  • Measure staff satisfaction and performance.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Direct reports include Senior and staff accountants.

  • Close working relationship with segment finance leads in all phases of proper accounting and control management. Advisory role in complex accounting areas being addressed by Corporate accounting.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting and CPA required.

  • Minimum 6-10 years' experience with public accounting and/or US public companies preferred.

  • Experience in compensation/share-based accounting a plus.

  • Able to communicate effectively with segment finance leadership on SLA execution and continuous best practice improvements.

  • Supervisory experience - best practice implementation, employee development, departmental reorganizations, controls and procedures focus.

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Able to identify, understand and apply technical accounting concepts (thorough knowledge of GAAP). Experience within a multi-national environment at a management level.

  • Supervisory experience and excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. Ability to do this over several mediums (i.e. face-to-face, skype, telephone, written/email) and with all layers within the organization. Exposure to senior leaders in corporate departments and segment finance leadership.

  • Demonstrated ability to instill respect and trust of the accounting and finance team and colleagues.

  • The ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new skills.

  • Able to work well in a matrix environment.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • The ability to work effectively in a high growth environment and a rapidly changing organization.

  • Good working knowledge of PC and network environment, word processing, database and spreadsheet software. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point required.

  • Experience with financial systems development and implementations.

  • Experience working with both domestic and international operating units preferred.

Position Classification: Exempt

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Accounting Manager, Compensation

Expired Job

FTI Consulting, Inc.