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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Revenue & Technical Accounting Director in Attleboro, Massachusetts

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The Revenue &Technical Accounting Director will serve as the Company’s lead internal expert on all matters and transactions that present unique or unusual accounting considerations. This role will often assist business and functional leaders by providing practical guidance on the accounting implications of proposed transactions. The Revenue & Technical Accounting Director will report directly to the Corporate Controller and will manage a team of two direct reports.


General Responsibilities

  • Supports organization financial objectives by providing financial analyses and recommendations and directing staff

  • Develops accounting organizational strategies by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations for strategic thinking and direction, and establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives

  • Establishes accounting operational strategies by evaluating trends, establishing critical measurements, determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies, designing systems, accumulating resources, resolving problems, and implementing change

  • Provides financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information, and advising departments on the collection and analysis of data

  • Enforce the correct accounting policies, methods and principles

  • Streamline systems and processes and initiate corrective actions when necessary

  • Create and sustain fiscal records and other files to accurately document transactions

  • Planning, organizing and coordinating the year-end close process with internal and external auditors

  • Directs and oversees activities of team to ensure priorities and deliverables are met

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree required (i.e. Bachelors degree) or equivalent relevant work experience.

  • Ability to lead, coach, and develop team members

  • Holds self and others accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers


Additional Responsibilities/ Requirements


  • Accounting for derivative, debt, and equity transactions (e.g., SBC expense, debt re-financings)

  • Accounting for investments (e.g., equity method, marketable securities, etc.)

  • Accounting for pension and OPEB plans

  • Accounting for business combinations

  • Reviewing goodwill and other intangible assets for impairment risk

  • Reviewing customer contracts to determine the appropriate revenue recognition treatment

  • Performing due diligence on M&A targets

  • Preparing technical whitepapers to support complex accounting positions

  • Working with external auditors to support internal accounting positions

  • Reviewing certain Corporate entity account reconciliations and rollforwards

  • Collaborating with operations, business, finance, tax, IT, and other department leaders

  • Assisting with the preparation and review of 10-Q and 10-K filings


  • 8-12 years of experience in public accounting (Big 4 preferred) and/or similar role in industry

  • CPA

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP, particularly ASC 606, ASC 718, ASC 805, ASC 810, ASC 815

  • Exceptional writing skills

  • Experience working in or for a multinational publicly traded company

  • Experience with complex revenue arrangements, including SaaS

  • Experience with and understanding of ERP systems

  • Strong analytical, technical, communication and organizational skills

  • Able to present key financial information to business leaders in a clear and concise manner

  • Attention to detail and problem solving abilities

  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment with demanding stakeholders


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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