Aspen Technology, Inc. Principal Accountant in Bedford, Massachusetts
The driving force behind our success has always been the people of AspenTech. What drives us, is our aspiration, our desire and ambition to keep pushing the envelope, overcoming any hurdle, challenging the status quo to continually find a better way. You will experience these qualities of passion, pride and aspiration in many ways — from a rich set of career development programs to support of community service projects to social events that foster fun and relationship building across our global community.
The Principal Accountant will be a member of the Accounting team responsible for the Company’s international entities with primary responsibility for foreign statutory reporting and compliance. The position includes managing relationships with local service providers located in various countries around the globe and applying local and US GAAP accounting principles to prepare accurate and timely statutory reporting and related analyses.
Ensure compliance with all country specific statutory accounting, tax and regulatory filings for countries/entities supported
Ensure compliance with US GAAP accounting standards
Manage local annual audit and financial statement reporting process and prepare necessary schedules, reconciliations and analyses
Support and review all indirect tax filings for assigned entities
Compile and analyze financial information and prepare fluctuation analyses
Support all Local Service Provider relationships, supplying and reconciling all necessary reports and analyses, closely communicating and coordinating with provider
Conduct monthly reconciliations of local to US GAAP results
Ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and internal accounting controls
Suggest and contribute to process improvements
Create various analyses, forecasts and lead ad hoc projects
Interpret local gaap accounting concepts and implement solutions.
Operate under minimal supervision with latitude for independent action
Manage deliverables and prioritize tasks
As a senior member of the team, may coordinate activities of others/the team
What You'll Need
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
5-8 years of relevant GL accounting or financial reporting experience, including experience with international accounting
Highly motivated and able to handle multiple priorities
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to meet stringent deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner with all levels of the organization
Strong technical accounting skills
Strong organizational, analytical and quantitative skills
Strong Excel skills required
Public accounting experience/CPA preferred
Experience in a large public company preferred
Oracle or related ERP experience preferred
Foreign language skills a plus (particularly Spanish)
While our impact on the world is big, we offer many of the advantages of a smaller organization. Every employee has a real opportunity to make important contributions that directly benefit our customers and drive our success.
AspenTech is thriving, thanks to our relentless focus on innovation and the dedication of our team of world-class experts who speak more than 10 languages and work in 30 different offices worldwide.
AspenTech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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