Senior Manager, Technical Accounting

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Job Details
Job Location
Bay Area - Bay Area, CA
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Job Category
With over 40 years of experience Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF) believes in providing our clients with more than just a tax strategy or compliance report. At SSF we use our professional and personal skills to improve the lives of our families, communities, clients and colleagues. Offering comprehensive assurance, tax and consulting services, the Firm has a regional focus with global expertise.

SSF's core values are Family, Community, Firm (in that order). Our relationships are built on honesty, mutual respect, and trust.

In 2018, SSF became the first and only California CPA firm certified as a B Corporation (B Corp). This certification distinguishes companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The B Corp certification helps us better assess how our core values are aligned with our daily operations and helps identify where to improve.

Should YOU be excited about the possibility of becoming a member of the SSF Family please apply below and our Recruiting Team will be in touch!

SSF is looking for a Senior Manager to be a leader in our Technical Accounting practice within our SSF Consulting team in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Must be a Permanent US Resident or Green Card Holder

New accounting policies and regulatory requirements are driving change in the business and professional landscape faster than ever. With 40+ years of industry expertise, SSF has helped many businesses reach their objectives. Our clients are in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, agriculture and venture capital to name just a few. Our clients are public and private, local and international and thus provide a wide variety of challenge and opportunity for this position.


As a Senior Manager, you will be responsible for helping to build and maintain this fast growing area of our Consulting practice.

Business Development is a significant part of this exciting role:

You will be given the tools and support needed to meet business development targets. In the early stages of growth, you will play a dual role with Business development and service delivery (see Practice responsibilities below). However, as the practice expands you will be a key player in identifying, hiring, training and deploying new Managers and Staff to meet demand in this area.

Practice responsibilities:

You will oversee day-to-day operations of technical engagements. You'll closely work with the team to tackle accounting and other issues.
  • Be a trusted advisor to public and private clients to assist with accounting, financial reporting and internal control matters
  • Strengthen client relationships and generate additional engagement opportunities through excellent quality, timely execution and a strategic approach to service delivery
  • Supervise, coach and mentor all levels of staff. Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback and training. Develop and communicate workplace culture and code of conduct
  • Provide technical accounting advice, prepare detailed calculations and manage projects such as:
    • Revenue Recognition and related costs (ASC 606 and ASC 340-40)
    • Leases
    • Business combinations
    • Equity
    • Capitalization of internal use software and website development costs
  • Assist clients with the accounting and reporting aspects of transactions including acquisitions, equity, and debt etc.
  • Assist clients in preparing for and completing audits, and liaising with the auditors
  • Plan, execute and manage Internal Audit engagements
  • Oversee and execute all aspects of SOX engagements to include the Design, Documentation, Testing, Evaluation, Remediation and Reporting.
SSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law.

SSF strives to hire from our local talent pool as one of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment towards supporting our local communities. We're invested in our cities' growth, the well-being of its citizens and the health of our local economy.
  • 7 - 10 years of public accounting or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in managing and supervising teams
  • 2+ years of a proven track record of business development in professional services
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or equivalent
  • Strong and up-to-date technical knowledge of US GAAP accounting standards
  • Experience in researching and clearly documenting accounting issues and applicable accounting standards
  • Ability to read complex documents, synthesize and summarize important facts
  • Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Visio a plus.
  • Ability to think creatively, problem solve and work independently on multiple engagements
  • Proven experience in managing client relationships
  • Ability to manage and motivate teams with team members at all levels
  • Strong on-the-job training skills and a desire to teach
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Good project and time management skills
  • Good presentation skills and an ability to explain complex issues clearly and succinctly
  • Experience in financial reporting and SEC requirements of IPOs a plus
  • Knowledge of IT systems such as Sage Intacct, SugarCRM, and BlackLine a plus
  • Knowledge of IFRS or other international accounting standards an advantage