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Director of Technical Accounting

Company: Argo AI
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world's largest automakers, we're building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions.

Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride hailing to deliveries.

Meet The Team

We are currently seeking a Director of Technical Accounting to construct and lead a growing accounting team as we prepare for Argo's rapid growth. The technical accounting organization also supports external financial reporting and internal controls. You'll need to have experience in a public accounting firm as well as progressive experience in an SEC registrant company, using that shared experience to help form Argo's accounting policies and SOx controls that will pave the way for ensuring our team has the infrastructure in place to support our business and enterprise goals.

What You'll Do

  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP, IFRS, and latest SEC rules and principles
  • Review complex transactions, assessment/implementation of new accounting guidance, accounting review of M&A transactions, accounting policy reviews, and on-going technical support for our Core accounting, finance, and business teams
  • Assess implications on accounting research, document conclusions, communicate with the impacted businesses and corporate departments, and create/implement financial controls as needed
  • Manage the Company's SOX compliance program, including developing and maintaining documentation and process narratives and evaluating controls as processes change and/or new systems are implemented
  • Partner with the IT department on implementing and maintaining IT related internal controls and evaluating and supporting the implementation of SOX controls required for all systems
  • Oversee SEC reporting, review of tie-out, checklists, and new disclosure evaluation
  • Work with external and internal auditors supporting financial statement audits and control evaluations
  • Partner closely with Finance, Accounting and Legal to ensure appropriate disclosures and continuous improvement to Argo's financial reporting process
    What You'll Need To Succeed
    • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting
    • 10 plus years of accounting experience with at least 4 years in public accounting and 5+ years of progressive experience within a complex, SEC registrant company or commensurate progressive experience with SEC registrant clients of public accounting firm
    • Active CPA or equivalent required
    • Strong understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley compliant business processes and systems and have experience with process flow mapping, design and documentation of controls, and controls testing
    • Strong understanding of COSO framework and experience applying the COSO framework in a manner that supports SOX compliance and operational efficiencies
    • Significant in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC reporting requirements
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively build and manage relationships with cross-functional colleagues, senior leaders, and external stakeholders
    • Strong team building and leadership skills, with a track record of success in team development and helping others to succeed
    • Ability to execute in a high-performance, professional environment while managing multiple projects under tight deadlines
    • Superb written and verbal communication skills
      What We Offer You
      • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • Competitive compensation packages
      • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting
      • Employer-paid group term life insurance and the option to elect voluntary life insurance
      • Paid parental leave
      • Paid medical leave
      • Unlimited vacation
      • Complimentary daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
      • Pre-tax commuter benefits
      • Monthly wellness stipend
      • Professional development reimbursement
      • Employee assistance program
      • Discounted programs that include legal services, identity theft protection, pet insurance, and more
      • Company and team bonding outlets: employee resource groups, quarterly team activity stipend, and wellness initiatives
        Our Background

        Argo AI was founded in late 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,000-person strong company with strategic partnerships with two of the world's leading automakers: Ford and Volkswagen. Our self-driving system is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S., and thanks to an ability to tap into both automakers' global reach, our technology platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any self-driving technology to date.

        At Argo AI, we believe that embracing differences delivers superior results. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.

        To ensure the health and well being of our teammates and partners, Argo is working toward a policy that requires those working on site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The amount of on-site work required for each role will vary based on the essential functions of the position and designations made by team leaders. Whenever possible, we try to consider special circumstances and provide flexibility for some remote work.

        This role is designated as one that requires frequent on-site work. Candidates should expect to come into the workplace 5 days per week. A COVID-19 vaccination is required to come on site. Argo will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons or as otherwise required by applicable law.

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