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Job Title:  Principal, Technical Accountant


Southlake, TX, US

Remote Options (if applicable): 

Req ID: 58761

Job Family: Finance/Accounting


Sabre Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world. At Sabre, we make travel happen. Positioned at the center of the business of travel, our platform connects people with experiences that matter in their lives. Today, Sabre is creating a new marketplace for personalized travel. It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs or our airline, hotel and travel agency customers. Join our journey! 

Job Description

As part of Sabre’s Technical Accounting team, you will take on interesting and challenging responsibilities which include staying on the cutting-edge of new regulatory pronouncements, engaging in transaction advisory for non-routine transactions, and best-in-class technical writing. Every day is a new challenge here at Sabre, and you're continually looking for ways to help our team improve upon great performance. Your focus is on best-in-class technical writing and interpreting accounting guidance. You have a passion for not only learning about technical accounting but also sharing what you know in a way that is effective, engaging, and applicable. The keys to success in this position are taking full ownership of assignments and engaging in critical thinking to independently drive workflow/results.


You will report to the Senior Manager of Technical Accounting. The team is made up of collaborative, diligent, and diverse professionals that seek to support our corporate and business partners with the timely technical answers they need to drive value for stakeholders while upholding Sabre’s values. 


You will have the opportunity to interact with a broad and diverse group of corporate and business partners: Treasury, Finance, Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Segment Accounting, Legal, Tax, Internal Audit, and Senior Management. 


Responsibilities of the Principal – Technical Accounting include: 

  • Conduct and document research of non-routine and complex accounting transactions to conclude on the appropriate application of U.S. GAAP
  • Provide technical accounting support for revenue recognition, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures including due diligence, contract review, purchase accounting and any ongoing analysis
  • Develop relationships across the organization to effectively project manage and help drive operational accounting results when integrating newly acquired businesses or carving out divested businesses
  • Record monthly and quarterly transactions as it relates to areas such as derivatives, debt, intangibles, and goodwill
  • Prepare and document annual definite lived and indefinite lived intangible impairment assessment
  • Assist with various special projects as needed (e.g. new accounting standards adoption, acquisitions and divestitures).

Job Requirements

Education & Certifications: 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting required 
  • CPA license required


Required Experience & Skills:

  • Three (3) years of experience in public accounting at a “big 4” firm or comparable professional service firm with a minimum of five (5) years total accounting experience
  • Experience with accounting and financial reporting in accordance with US GAAP, including the preparation and/or review of financial statements and footnotes
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and apply judgment to complex problems including techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results
  • Strong organizational and time management skills /ability to continually prioritize workload and respond to top priorities with a sense of urgency
  • Detail-oriented with both the ambition and willingness to dive into the details necessary to accomplish responsibilities and solve problems
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Reasonable Accommodation

Sabre is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants applying for a Sabre position with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact Sabre's Compliance Office at

Affirmative Action

Sabre is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. EEO IS THE LAW


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