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The Director, Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting - M&A and Treasury, is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of Visa's revenue financial accounting in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This is an individual contributor role on a team of three, reporting to the Head of Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting. This is a global position and will partner closely with Regional Accounting teams around the world, as well as Treasury, M&A and Ventures, Sourcing, FP&A, Tax and other teams across the organization to assess the accounting implications for Visa's core and emerging products, business initiatives and strategic alliances. This role also partners with the SEC reporting team to prepare and review sections of the Company's quarterly SEC filings (10-Q/K).
Act as Visa's technical accounting subject matter expert, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, derivatives and hedging as well as other treasury related matters.
Exercise judgment within defined policies and authoritative literature to determine appropriate accounting on significant and unusual transactions. Ensure appropriate documentation of accounting treatment of complex and highly judgmental transactions, including analysis, relevant literature and conclusion.
Evaluate the impact of certain new accounting standards, prepare assessment papers and execute the implementation.
Create and maintain accounting policies and partner with stakeholders to operationalize accounting policies and procedures.
Participate in the preparation and/or review of financial statements and footnote disclosures for 10-Qs and 10-Ks as well as earnings materials.
Provide on-going technical accounting training to the finance organization.
Work successfully with internal and external auditors to support quarter-end reviews and year-end audits by providing timely & accurate data and communication.
Assist in special accounting and finance projects on an ad-hoc basis.
Execute all responsibilities in compliance with our SOX 404 internal control framework.
10 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field, or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD.
Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP, specifically M&A transactions, hedging and derivatives, pension and share-based compensation.
8+ years of relevant work experience, minimum 6+ years big 4 public accounting and industry experience with a large publicly traded company.
Strong technical writing skills and experience in the implementation and handling of complex U.S. GAAP accounting matters with proven ability to research and clearly articulate and document complex technical accounting issues.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) required.
Well-developed problem solving skills and ability to apply sound judgment in order to:
facilitate problem identification;
generate alternative solutions;
adapt to changing situations; and
manage issues to a successful resolution.
Ability to set and keep deadlines at a fast pace without losing accuracy.
Outstanding organizational and project management skills with extensive experience managing multiple complex assignments simultaneously.
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including written and verbal communication, especially in developing positions and presenting to management, auditors, and non-accounting stakeholders.
Demonstrated professional commitment, initiative, accountability and ownership of assignments.
Experience in the preparation of financial statements and footnotes for a publicly-traded company.
A team player, adept at building relationships across the organization.
Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.