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Senior Technical Accounting

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 48511

Job Family: Finance/Accounting


Sabre is the global leader in innovative technology that leads the travel industry. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a penchant for technology and want to hone their skills. If you are interested in challenging work, being part of a global team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, and Agile practices - then Sabre is right for you! It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs for our airline, hotel, and travel agency customers.

Job Description

Senior Accountant – Technical Accounting

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 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 Senior Accountant – Technical Accounting include:
• Conduct and document research of non-routine accounting transactions to conclude on the appropriate application of U.S. GAAP
• Monitor FASB and SEC activities to identify any potential impact of new pronouncements and prepare technical accounting standard updates on a quarterly basis
• Develop and teach technical accounting training material across the CFO’s organization
• Provide technical accounting support for revenue recognition, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures including due diligence, contract review, purchase accounting and any ongoing analysis
• Assist in drafting footnotes and other required disclosures for our quarterly and annual filings with the SEC, as related to the areas of debt, derivatives, goodwill and intangibles, and fair value.
• Record monthly and quarterly transactions as it relates to derivatives, debt, intangibles, and goodwill
• Annual definite lived and indefinite lived intangible impairment assessment
• Assist with various special projects as needed (e.g. new accounting standards adoption).

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.
• 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
• 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

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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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