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Moss Adams LLP Technical Accounting Senior in Portland, Oregon

Technical Accounting Senior


Moss Adams brings more West to business. At Moss Adams, we’re excited by the greatness of possibility and the extraordinary potential for companies and individuals to prosper. We provide the world’s most innovative companies with specialized accounting, consulting, and wealth management services to help them embrace emerging opportunity.

Introduction to the team

We are currently seeking a Technical Accounting Senior to be part of our Business Risk Services (BRS) practice. The Technical Accounting Consulting group (TAC) within BRS assists clients with addressing complex accounting and financial reporting issues. For example, TAC is helping clients implement the new revenue standard (ASC Topic 606) and the new lease standard (ASC Topic 842). We also address other complex issues, such as business combination, consolidation under variable interest entity guidance, debt and equity instruments, and stock-based compensation arrangements. Most importantly the BRS group is a fun, close-knit group that is rapidly growing, with ample room from growth and career development.

Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, and Results Focus.


  • Manage multiple concurrent engagements within the Technical Accounting Consulting (TAC) practice to provide technical accounting and financial or business advisory guidance to clients

  • Demonstrate intermediate to advanced knowledge of complex accounting concepts

  • Collaborate directly with firm specialists/subject matter experts on complex accounting matters

  • Assist in the preparation of technical memos and other client deliverables

  • Supervise Audit Seniors and Supervisors on engagement teams

  • Oversee engagement economics and manage appropriate resources for efficient engagement models

  • Anticipate and address client concerns and escalate issues as they arise; identify performance improvement opportunities

  • Develop others within the TAC practice through mentoring, training and advising on career development or participating in other Firm initiatives

  • Provide conversion services around financial reporting to GAAP or IFRS

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred

  • CPA, CIA, CISA and/or similar certification preferred. If not certified, must meet educational requirements to obtain license upon hire in state of employment

  • 2 years of experience in public accounting or providing complex technical accounting advice with a public accounting or consulting firm required

  • Strong current knowledge in US GAAP, IFRS, SEC financial reporting, bankruptcies, business combinations and consolidations, divestures, financial instruments, detailed revenue analysis and revenue recognition, foreign currency, spin-offs, carve-outs, IPOs, debt offerings and other acquisition filings

  • Prior experience working with valuation experts to assess the impact and reporting of valuation events

  • Prior experience writing accounting position papers

  • Strong interest in technical accounting research with a desire to learn and become a technical accounting expert

  • Strong executive presence and experience working with executive level clients

  • Ability to work as part of a team for larger engagements

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Here, you’ll be challenged and rewarded for leadership, technical excellence, and inspired perspectives. That’s why we offer opportunities to build your skills and explore your career in a supportive environment. At Moss Adams, where you take your career is up to you.

Moss Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location Seattle, WA

Other Locations San Francisco, CA, Everett, WA, Spokane, WA, Bellingham, WA, Yakima, WA, Irvine, CA, Tri-Cities, WA, Stockton, CA, Silicon Valley, CA, Portland, OR, Tacoma, WA, Los Angeles, CA

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full Time

Req ID: 20749