Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting Specialist

Mahwah, NJ, USA

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Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting Specialist

At Polestar we don't just drive innovation in our cars – our entire business model is different from our competitors. We’re looking for a creative, innovative, experienced, and hands-on professional to support our global financial reporting and technical accounting team.

Let us describe the challenge we’ll offer
As the Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting Specialist you will specialize in SEC reporting, complex technical accounting matters, and the preparation of our consolidated financial statements. You will support areas including Polestar’s US sales unit by collaborating with stakeholders in the market to operationalize technical accounting matters and ensure appropriate compliance with IFRS. You will also support Polestar’s consolidated group with consolidation, revenue recognition, share-based compensation, financial instruments, and other key topics. You will be expected to build relationships with other areas of the business such as legal, tax, sales, treasury, and human resources as it will be critical to success in this role and accurate reporting. This position will sit amongst a growing global finance reporting and technical accounting team operating in our Gothenburg HQ and Shanghai offices. This role is based in our Mahwah, New Jersey office and reports into the Director of SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting.

This role may require some international travel as needed to our Gothenburg, SE Headquarters

What you’ll do

  • Assist with the timely preparation and review of financial information filed with the SEC (Forms F-1, F-3, 20-F, and 6-K for a foreign private issuer)
  • Assist with preparing the management discussion and analysis and consolidated financial statements, including footnotes and underlying support workbooks
  • Assist in the quarterly and year-end close process, ensuring timeliness and compliance with IFRS
  • Evaluate and document accounting and financial reporting considerations across various accounting topics under IFRS
  • Monitor new accounting pronouncements and research technical accounting issues to assist with determining the impact on the business, financial statements, and disclosures
  • Establish working relationships with various members of other departments, including sales, legal, tax, treasury, human resources, and group accounting
  • Collaborate with key teams across the business, including legal, treasury, R&D, internal control, business development, and FP&A as part of the operational and technical implementation of new transactions or agreements
  • Liaise with external and internal auditors as needed to ensure smooth audit processes and ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley controls
  • Participate in special projects and/or other ad-hoc assignments

Who you are

  • 2+ years of experience in public accounting working with SEC registered companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA Required
  • Knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP, and SEC reporting requirements and regulations
  • Knowledge of key accounting concepts such as revenue recognition, intangible assets, R&D, consolidation, debt, equity, and stock-based compensation
  • Ability to thoroughly and logically document accounting positions in comprehensive memorandums by reference to the relevant regulations and guidance
  • Experience reviewing complex contracts, researching the related technical accounting matters, evaluating the accounting implications, and presenting your conclusions in detail
  • Extraordinary communication skills both written and verbal
  • Understanding of consolidated financial statements, including the ability to articulate how any particular transaction would impact each financial statement in the period of initial recognition and subsequent periods
  • Experience with automotive, technology, or life sciences companies is a plus
  • Experience at the FASB, the IASB, or with a Big 4 transaction advisory practice is a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally if required

Polestar – the guiding star

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalyzing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

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If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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