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Director, Technical Accounting - St. Louis, MO

Date: Jul 20, 2022

Location: St. Louis, MO, US, 63146

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.


Division Overview

We have a future to create, so join Aclara as we harness science and engineering to make a difference.  We're at the intersection of communications, data technology, energy, and national resource engineering.
Over 800 energy and utility customers across the globe ask us to solve complex challenges from making the power grid smarter, to delivering clear water, to empowering their customers to conserve energy.  We're a hardware, software, and network engineering company building new solutions to hard problems.  We're big data gurus and in the field problem solvers.


Sound like your kind of challenge?  Then join us.  We'll offer you a great work environment and competitive benefits such as medical, dental, and vision care, flex spending, 401k, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holiday and personal time, and we're committed to diversity and our veterans.

Position Overview


We are adding a Director, Technical Accounting to our team!


This senior-level accounting position is responsible for managing Aclara’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, tax compliance, and revenue compliance functions, as well as support special projects.  This position is based either at the HUS headquarters facility in St. Louis, MO or the Hubbell headquarters in Shelton, CT (relocation assistance may be offered for this role) and has primary responsibility to ensure Aclara’s compliance practices comply with Hubbell policies and internal controls, and US GAAP.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage functional areas of responsibility, including leading the ASC 606 assessment on revenue for complex contracts, and reviewing the assessments with the Company’s Corporate Controller’s Office and external auditors. 
  • Partner with the business to understand proposed transactions, diagnose the accounting and reporting implications in relation to U.S. GAAP, as well as implications to the company’s internal control environment, including complex revenue transactions, commission arrangements and tax consequences.
  • Work with the accounting and finance team to design effective accounting and reporting processes with an appropriate focus on internal controls. 
  • Draft technical accounting memos, accounting position papers, and control documentation to support the company’s accounting conclusions and processes.
  • Stay current with emerging accounting guidance that may impact the business, proactively assessing the impact and alternatives, and effectively communicating those findings to the company’s leadership team.
  • Liaison with the company’s Hubbell Corporate accounting team on technical accounting matters, presenting findings, assessments and alternatives to Finance leadership. 
  • Perform month-end close routines, including journal entries and account reconciliations, in coordination with the BU controllers.
  • Analyze financial transactions for errors or deficiencies, takes action to resolve / correct disconnects, and implements improvements to prevent recurrences. 
  • Assist with accounting due diligence and integration of potential acquisitions.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • 7+ years of experience managing Accounting-related activities.
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA required with Masters in Accounting or MBA preferred.
  • Big 4 audit experience is highly preferred.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP including a working knowledge of ASC 606, its principles, and the application of these principles to everyday revenue-related transactions.
  • Ability to effectively identify, diagnose, and communicate the impact of complex business transactions to the company’s leadership team are also key elements of this role.
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley control and compliance requirements including the ability to work with external auditors to resolve issues. 
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment.
  • Ability to research and prepare internal memos to support conclusions on technical accounting issues by utilizing Accounting Standard Codification and other technical accounting sources.
  • Ability to effectively manage information from a team of 15-20 people, including a number that are geographically dispersed.
  • Exhibit a confident leadership presence and can effectively modify presentation styles to all levels within an organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized with an ability to work well under tight time constraints and simultaneously manage multiple tasks. 
  • Experience with JD Edwards, SAP, OneStream and BlackLine a plus.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity & our company. We look forward to hearing from you! 


Bachelors Degree
Masters Degree in Accounting or Business

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.




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