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Title:  External Reporting and Technical Accounting Manager


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709 Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  35327


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of External Reporting and Technical Accounting, this position will interface with many corporate and operational finance teams, as well as our external auditors. Primary SEC reporting responsibilities include a combination of preparation and review of 10-Q and 10-K filings, as well as quarterly earnings releases. Primary technical accounting responsibilities include analyzing accounting issues and providing guidance to members of the finance organization, reviewing significant contracts, non-standard transactions and emerging GAAP for accounting implications, writing accounting position memos, supporting lease accounting activities, and overseeing the Company’s corporate accounting policies.


Essential Functions:

• Prepare sections of our 10-Q and 10-K filings, and review sections prepared by team members

• Assist in researching, benchmarking and drafting new disclosures

• Facilitate preparation of quarterly 8-Ks / earnings releases and coordinate with FP&A, Legal and IR

• Provide accounting guidance to finance teams to ensure business transactions and material contracts are properly recorded and disclosed
• Perform technical research on complex accounting and disclosure issues. Topics may include leases, business combinations, investments, foreign currency, debt, impairment, segment reporting

• Prepare accounting position memos on technical issues and non-standard transactions and assist in the presenting those to our external auditors

• Monitor and assist with the implementation of relevant new accounting standards

• Support ASC 842 lease accounting activities including review of lease contracts and abstracted data, analysis of software-generated accounting entries, and implementation of process improvements

• Support the review and creation of accounting policies

• Support Controllership compliance activities
• Participate in special projects as needed

Job Requirements

• Substantial experience in the review or preparation of 10-Qs and 10-Ks

• Ability to efficiently and effectively research, interpret, apply and communicate GAAP accounting rules as they relate to various business activities and transactions
• Strong analytical, problem solving, and collaborative skills
• Must be able to make judgment calls on accounting / reporting issues
• Excellent writing skills; ability to draft SEC reporting disclosures and technical accounting position memos
• Ability to multi-task on competing and deadline sensitive priorities
• Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
• Strong organizational skills and process oriented
• Team player


6-10 years in Accounting / Finance roles, with minimum 6 years Big 4 experience
• Technical accounting and SEC reporting knowledge, preferably within High Tech Industry
• Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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