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Manager Revenue Recognition and Technical Accounting

MSA, The Safety Company
Cranberry, PA 16066
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MSA, The Safety Company

Manager Revenue Recognition and Technical Accounting

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Job ID: 2021-4699
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Finance
MSA, The Safety Company


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.

MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.

The position reports to the Chief Accounting Officer and is critical to the success of the accounting and reporting function. This person is responsible for leading the finance processes and controls related to MSAs connected product offerings and software-oriented safety solutions. In addition, this person will take a leading role in the reporting cycle to ensure the filing of reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission are complete and accurate.


Lead the technical and operational accounting needs for MSAs connected products and service offerings.

Performs technical accounting research to conclude proper revenue recognition for various software as a service and hardware as a service product offerings.
Implements spreadsheet models / software solutions to ensure the proper US GAAP accounting and disclosures for the above listed offerings.
Manages the forecasting aspect of the recurring revenue model under various scenarios.

Directs MSA + from a finance perspective.

Works with the cross functional team to support the MSA + organization from a finance perspective. This includes helping the MSA + function with the annual planning process, to model commissions and selling expenses and to establish internal controls over the process.

Takes a leading role in MSAs Financial Reporting Team to accomplish recurring and strategic objectives

Participates in the process to prepare form 10-Q quarterly
Assists in due diligence and financial integration for M&A opportunities
Performs accounting research as required to support business needs


Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
Solid relationship building skills
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
Proven ability to execute projects on time
Proven ability to deal effectively with ambiguity.
Excellent knowledge of accounting, U.S. generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP), and SEC financial reporting requirements.
Comprehensive knowledge of operational and financial reporting processes.
Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams and personnel at all levels within the organization.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Knowledge of SAP ECC ERP systems.
Knowledge in SAP RAR or other revenue recognition software
Understanding of complex business and information technology management processes and controls.

Education Required:

Bachelors degree in Accounting.


MBA or other advanced degree.

Experience Required:

This role is available at two different career levels based on education, experience, etc.:

Level 1: 5 years of relevant experience
Level II: 7 years of relevant experience


A combination of public accounting and corporate experience.


MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination.

As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion,
gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition,
or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


Posted: 2021-05-14 Expires: 2021-06-15

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