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Controller-Accounting Policy

Ithaca, NY
The Kemp Group ( focuses on accounting and financial positions because that is what we know best. Founded by a CPA, we have built a team of experienced search consultants comprised of current and former CPAs, controllers, cost accountants, credit managers, accounting managers, tax managers and big 4 auditors.
The Kemp Group is currently working with a large client to fill a Lead Accountant - Accounting Policy position located 1 hour from Ithaca NY. The position has the following responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance to assigned business units, divisions, and corporate functions on a variety of accounting matters to drive business decision-making and ensure proper accounting and disclosure.
  • Specific areas include business combinations/consolidations, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, leases, derivatives, revenue, and cost/equity method investments.
  • Collaborate and consult with Division and Corporate Finance leadership on a regular basis to ensure awareness of transactions and changes with a potential accounting impact.
  • Interpret the impact of new accounting standards and advise assigned business units on implementation.
  • Update Company Accounting Policy by identifying areas for improvement based on accounting consultations handled.
  • Prepare and review certain complex footnote disclosures for the Company's quarterly and annual reporting on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.
  • Deliver technical training to business units and other corporate groups and accounting policy updates in new or higher risk areas.
  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA required. Big 4 experience is preferred
  • 6-10 years of public accounting or combined public accounting and corporate technical accounting experience
  • Experience researching and documenting accounting conclusions on complex technical accounting matters
  • Proficient GAAP & SEC knowledge
    Qualified and interested candidates should forward their resume in Microsoft Word format to The Kemp Group at
    Please visit our Web Site at for a comprehensive listing of all of our open positions as well as background information on our company, professional staff and services.
    We look forward to hearing from you!
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