Director - Technical Accounting - North America Beverages

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: White Plains, New York
  • Posted: November 30, 2016
  • Reference ID: 108088BR
Responsible for the following for North America Beverages:
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership on accounting issues and consult on accounting issues on proposed transactions
  • Determine impact of new accounting standards and aid in their implementation and disclosures for external reporting
  • Ensure accurate accounting for income taxes and for derivatives instruments
  • Perform annual impairment testing for goodwill and intangible assets
  • Oversee the disclosure process for the division - monitor and communicate relevant accounting discussion items to Corporate as well as manage the representation letter process
  • Act as liaison with auditors
  • Special projects
Technical Guidance:
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership on various accounting issues to NAB business partners
  • Ensure that technical accounting guidance aligns with business objectives and complies with U.S. GAAP
  • Partner with Corporate and the various business partners on new accounting standards - determine the impact of new standards on the financial statements and identify any potential impact to the business
  • Review capex documents for accounting and reporting implications. Advise on the structuring of transactions and consult on proposed transactions
  • Be the primary point of contact with external advisors for the coordination of valuation work on an as needed basis
  • Perform annual impairment analysis for goodwill and intangible assets
  • Be the primary point of contact with our external auditors on audit and other technical matters

Tax and Derivatives Accounting:
  • Partner with the Corporate Tax group to ensure accurate accounting for income taxes and the Corporate Hedging COE to ensure accurate accounting for various derivatives instruments for the NAB division

  • Oversee the preparation of our quarterly close presentations to Corporate, which summarizes accounting discussion items and proposed resolution for the division
  • Manage the representation letter process across the various teams, including the list of commitments and contingencies as well as the SAB 108 disclosures

Special Projects:
  • Assist on other initiatives including SEC filings, debt offerings, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • CPA
  • MBA is a plus
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 12+ years of experience in accounting/auditing, preferably with a Big 4 public accounting firm
  • Experience dealing with technical accounting issues such as revenue recognition, accounting for income taxes, hedge accounting, valuation/impairment analysis, leases
  • Technical skills with pragmatic approach
  • High level of integrity
  • Seasoned judgment
  • Strong professional network
  • Strong communication skills - excellent written and verbal skills
  • Able to interact with all levels in the organization and to effectively influence individuals in different disciplines and at different levels.
  • Possess a strong ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively across multiple functions
  • Flexible, creative, resourceful, self motivated with desire for self-improvement

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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