• Senior Accountant, Accounting Research and Policy

    Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
    Req #
    Accounting / Finance
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    Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers.  We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!


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    Overview & Responsibilities

    The Senior, Accounting Research & Policy will participate in researching and documenting technical accounting analyses and disclosure requirements of complex transactions, documenting and maintaining accounting policies, and monitoring and implementing new accounting standards. A successful candidate will have an ability to thrive in an environment of rapid change, work effectively within cross-functional teams, be highly resourceful, willing to learn, able to deliver strong results, and possess a strong set of communication and analytical skills.


    Primary responsibilities of this position include:

    • Assist with technical accounting research and prepare accounting documentation on a variety of technical accounting concepts, including business combinations, internal-use software cost capitalization, and leasing.
    • Responsible for remaining current on and documenting new accounting standards, considering the relevant accounting literature and the effect of the transaction on the company’s financial statements.
    • Assist with implementation projects for new accounting standards, including the new financial instruments and lease accounting standards.
    • Assist in review of contracts, including leases, financing agreements, significant vendor arrangements and acquisitions, to identify potential accounting issues.
    • Assist in the development of new accounting policies and review/update existing polices.
    • Prepare impairment tests quarterly, annually and as required of the Company’s consolidated tangible and intangible assets.
    • Coordinate with external auditors to provide requested documentation regarding financial statements and accounting treatment for specific transactions.
    • Collaborate with Financial Reporting team on preparation of financial statement disclosures
    • Work with and respond to accounting inquiries from the organization’s global accounting organization.
    • Ad hoc requests and projects as necessary



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
    • 3-5 years of financial accounting experience in public accounting firm or accounting department of a publicly traded company.
    • Strong U.S. GAAP and SEC Reporting skills/knowledge preferred.
    • CPA candidate eligibility required (CPA preferred).
    • Ability to coordinate between various corporate offices and departments
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively to different levels of management, cross-functional teams, and external auditors.
    • Detail orientated
    • Self-starter with excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills