Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City


Director, Accounting Research & Policy
The Director, Accounting Research & Policy, will serve as a technical accounting subject matter expert with respect to the company’s generally accepted accounting policies. This position will have responsibility to manage the processes and internal controls associated with the identification, documentation, communication and implementation of proposed and new accounting standards, and the accounting for complex financing, mergers and acquisitions and other new and unusual transactions. The position reports to the SVP & Assistant Controller.


Develop and maintain company’s accounting policies to ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards
Research and evaluate the accounting for new and/or proposed transactions
Review documents and identify the accounting issues and propose solutions or alternatives
Consult with Comcast, business units and external auditors on technical accounting matters and the application and development of accounting policies
Document and communicate the accounting for the transactions (both technical and operational accounting considerations)
Assist in the preparation of financial reporting disclosures (MD&A and Footnotes) for completed transactions
Prepare and present monthly transaction summary
Liaise with outside auditors on accounting topics
New accounting standards
Proactively monitor, review, research and interpret GAAP and analyze emerging accounting pronouncements for policy/financial statement implications
Develop interpretations and communications related to new accounting standards and guidance
Lead or partner with corporate groups or business units in the implementation of new standards
Liaise with outside auditors on new standards
Present and train our management and staff on new standards
Develop responses to standard setters’ exposure drafts and other proposals
Assist in the preparation of financial reporting disclosures (MD&A and Footnotes) for new accounting standards

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance
CPA required
Minimum of 10+ years of work experience in a big four accounting firm or significant accounting policy setting organization or corporate accounting experience

Fine Print for Eligibility

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
Must be willing to work in New York, NY

Desired Characteristics
Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of IFRS and key differences between US GAAP and IFRS
MBA is a plus
High degree of technical proficiency required
Experience with performing complex accounting research and technical activities
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to interact with various levels of finance personnel and be able to explain complex accounting in succinct manner; a good listener
Superior project management skills. An ability to multitask and work on several projects, ensure processes are followed and deadlines are met
Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and project management skills

Sub-BusinessCorporate Finance
Career Level
CityNew York
New York
CountryUnited States
About Us
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