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Manager External Reporting & Technical Accounting

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Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: Morristown, NJ, US

Company: Avaya Corporation

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya offers a complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit 

Short Description

This role provides external reporting and technical accounting expertise to ensure that the Company is in compliance with SEC rules and US GAAP.  The individual will be responsible for external reporting and providing technical accounting guidance on strategic business transactions to ensure that they are accounted for appropriately under US GAAP. 

Essential Functions

·         Assist in the Company’s technical accounting, policies and specialized accounting functions, ensuring the highest degree of quality in the Company’s financial statements.

·         Identify and assess technical accounting issues in complex business transaction.

·         Work closely with various business leaders including Treasury, HR, Legal, M&A, FP&A, etc. to provide guidance on the accounting ramifications of strategic transactions.

·         Maintain the Company’s written accounting policies and provide guidance throughout the organization on the application of such policies.

·         Stay current on changes to accounting regulations.  Summarize new and proposed accounting pronouncements and their impact to the Company for senior management.

·         Support the Company’s external reporting function, ensuring that the financial statements and disclosures are in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

·         Some specific areas of accounting responsibilities include equity compensation, goodwill impairment testing, executive compensation programs, fair value measurements, common stock valuations, derivatives, EPS, leases, acquisitions, etc.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting.

·         CPA and Big 4 experience preferred.

·         4-6+ years of experience with external reporting and technical accounting responsibilities

·         In-depth knowledge of key technical accounting areas such as revenue recognition, equity compensation, goodwill impairment testing, fair value measurements, common stock valuations, derivatives, EPS, leases, acquisitions, etc.

·         Highly collaborative.

·         Highest level of ethics and integrity.

·         Excellent decision-making, problem-solving and analytical skills.

·         Excellent communication skills.


Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason.  #LI-HK1

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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