• Senior Technical Accountant

    Job ID
    2018-1370
    Job Locations
    US-MA-Newton
    Department
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    The Senior Technical Accountant’s primary responsibilities will include researching new and proposed accounting standard, assessing and documenting technical accounting considerations related to revenue, purchase accounting, impairment, lease accounting and other accounting topics.

     

    The Senior Technical Accountant will work closely with various members within the RMR Accounting organization, as well as numerous functions within RMR, Asset Management, Real Estate Services, and external valuation professionals and auditors.

     

    This position reports to the Director, Technical and Financial Reporting.

    Responsibilities

    • Serve as a resource to the RMR organization for assessing and documenting technical accounting considerations that arise in the normal course of operations.
    • Research new or proposed accounting standards and summarize potential impacts.
    • Research SEC filings (Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K and Correspondence) and provide assistance to the financial reporting teams, as needed.
    • Research peer companies to assess alignment of accounting conclusions and disclosures within the real estate and financial service industries.
    • Assist with documenting our purchase accounting activities.
    • Assist with special projects and strategic initiatives as they arise, including documenting and benchmarking internal policies and procedures.
    • Manage the SOX 404 program including collaborating with external resources and the broader accounting team.
    • Assist in automating processes and procedures.
    • Assist in the operational implementation of accounting policy.
    • Present technical accounting proponents and analysis to Senior Leadership.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
    • 3+ years of experience; public accounting (Big 4 preferable) or private industry (large public registrant preferable). CPA required.
    • Strong technical accounting (US GAAP) and business writing skills.
    • Experience with public company reporting.
    • Excellent client service orientation.
    • Strong proficiency with Excel and other Windows applications.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
    • Must be a team oriented, problem solver.
    • Ability to collaborate with internal and external teams.
    • An individual who will challenge the status quo and think outside the box.
    • Ability to respond to frequent ad hoc requests.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and verbal and written communication skills.

     

     

    Company Overview

    The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR) is a holding company and substantially all of its business is conducted by its majority-owned subsidiary, The RMR Group LLC. The RMR Group LLC is an alternative asset management company that was founded in 1986 to invest in real estate and manage real estate related businesses. RMR's business primarily consists of providing management services to six publicly owned real estate investment trusts, or REITs, and three real estate related operating companies. As of September 30, 2018, The RMR Group LLC had approximately $30.1 billion of total assets under management, including more than 1,700 properties, and employed almost 600 real estate professionals in more than 35 offices throughout the United States; the companies managed by The RMR Group LLC collectively had over 52,000 employees. To learn more about The RMR Group, please visit www.rmrgroup.com.

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