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Technical Accounting Manager

Location: Washington, D.C.
Number: 580215
Job Category: Finance/Accounting
Job Department: G&A
Job Family: Accounting-EAB
Job Type: Full Time
Level: Manager

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At EAB, our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We harness the collective power of more than 2,100 schools, colleges, and universities to uncover and apply proven practices and transformative insights. And since complex problems require multifaceted solutions, we work with each school differently to apply these insights through a customized blend of research, technology, and services. From kindergarten to college and beyond, EAB partners with education leaders, practitioners, and staff to accelerate progress and drive results across three key areas: enrollment management, student success, and institutional operations and strategy.

At EAB, we serve not only our partner institutions but each other—that's why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their community. See how we've been recognized for this dedication to our employees by checking out our recent awards.

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The Role in Brief:


Technical Accounting Manager


Reporting to the Senior Director of Financial Reporting, this person will support several key finance functions including consolidation, purchase accounting, and revenue recognition.


Role based in Washington, DC. or Richmond, VA.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research, analyze, and formally document technical accounting issues and reporting requirements to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Provide accounting guidance with respect to aligning accounting policies of acquired companies
  • Review significant customer arrangements and contracts to conclude the appropriate revenue recognition treatment and to identify any issues
  • Assist sales, legal, and pricing teams in structuring and negotiating deals in order to ensure proper revenue recognition
  • Prepare quarterly memos documenting the Company’s position on complex accounting issues
  • Support the Senior Director of Financial Reporting in maintaining the Company’s financial reporting systems and policies
  • Stay current on GAAP standards related to revenues and particularly the guidance specific to the SaaS industry, in order to appropriately apply the Company’s accounting policies
  • Interface with internal and external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Other miscellaneous Finance projects as necessary

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an active professional certification (CPA)
  • Must have solid background in U.S. GAAP principles
  • Minimum 6 years of work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Ability to research technical issues and create or review documentation/memos supporting accounting and internal controls conclusions
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential material
  • Able to think clearly and reach well founded conclusions and articulate ideas crisply and concisely
  • Able to work under tight timelines and reprioritize work as needed
  • Ability to work independently

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Practical experience in public accounting and/or technical accounting
  • Excellent technical interpretation and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • High level of commitment and integrity
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment


Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance; dependents and domestic partners eligible
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • 20+ days of PTO annually, in addition to paid firm holidays
  • Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
  • Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Phase Back to Work program for employees returning from parental leave
  • Infertility treatment coverage and adoption or surrogacy assistance
  • Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
  • Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
  • Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.

At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to “make education smarter and our communities stronger” we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.