Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting

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USA Houston

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BMC helps customers run and reinvent their businesses in the digital age by tackling their IT management challenges, championing their innovation, and celebrating their success.
Every BMC employee has the potential to have a tremendous impact on customer success—and when customers thrive, we all do.

BMC offers bold and fearless career-seekers like you the opportunity to expand your skills, your network, and your horizons as you work to enable customer growth and innovation every day. You will be surrounded by peers who inspire you, drive you, support you, and make you laugh out loud, in an environment that fosters individuality, respect, and personal ambition.

BMC Software is a global enterprise software and cloud solutions company.  The Company has been private equity owned since its acquisition in September 2013 by a consortium of private equity firms led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, and since October 2018, owned by Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR). The Company has continued external investor and lender reporting and compliance requirements. Prior to going private in September 2013, BMC was publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market exchange (NASDAQ: BMC) and was a member of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 market indexes.  The Company has global operations with approximately 5,500 employees located in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

The Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting will be primarily responsible for performing activities around external financial reporting and assisting with researching technical accounting issues for BMC Software.  This position will be integrally involved in the following areas (not all-inclusive):

  1. Preparation of quarterly and annual investor/lender financial reporting packages and presentations (currently complying substantially with SEC rules and regulations due to significant investor and lender requirements and in anticipation of future IPO considerations), interacting closely with a number of other finance functions; includes preparation and analysis of financial statements (including the cash flow statement), footnotes and MD&A, EBITDA reporting, coordination and review of disclosure information sourced from various parts of the Company, and assisting external auditors;
  2. Assessment of new accounting literature, proposed and final, and assistance with implementation of new pronouncements;
  3. Assistance with technical research, evaluation and documentation of significant transactions (i.e., equity and debt offerings, M&A, new ventures, share-based awards, complex lease contracts, non-standard purchase contracts, etc.) and ad hoc questions;
  4. Assistance with evaluation and formulation of conclusions/documentation on other critical technical accounting topics including annual goodwill and other intangible asset impairment testing, complex lease transactions and other areas commensurate with a complex global organization;
  5. Assistance with M&A accounting initiatives including purchase accounting (including opening balance sheet allocation and intangible asset valuation efforts) and integration from an accounting standpoint; and
  6. Ensuring complete compliance with internal control requirements, improving controls where necessary, evaluating processes for continuous improvements and influencing change where needed.

This position will report to the Manager of Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting.

Job requirements:
  • Experience in SEC financial reporting, accounting and financial controls in a publicly-traded corporate financial environment or Big 4 public accounting firm.
  • Strong GAAP and technical research skills, commensurate with a complex global environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, as the position requires: i) regular partnering with management personnel across multiple corporate functions and ii) the ability to concisely document technical positions in the form of critical policy and other memoranda.
  • Strong analytical and organization skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly within a fast-paced environment, under pressure and within strict deadlines.

Education/Training Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA
  • 2+ years of work experience with demonstrated progression including proficiency in technical accounting areas
  • Current or prior public accounting experience, with a strong preference for Big 4 public accounting firm experience

It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.