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Senior Manager, Technical Accounting

  • Hybrid -
    • Barcelona, Spain
    • Paris, France
    • London, United Kingdom
  • Finance
  • Permanent - Full Time

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting

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Job ID: r17269

What You'll Do:

We are looking for an experienced Senior manager to join the Controllership team, reporting to the Global Controller, to lead technical accounting for Criteo with a strong focus on revenue recognition. The role will be key in supporting our strategy of becoming the leading Commerce Media Platform with a significant expansion of its products and through M&A activity.

You will be in charge of:

  • Partnering with various stakeholders incl. deal desk, Legal and FP&A to review non-standard transactions to ensure compliance with US GAAP and Criteo’s policies
  • Partnering with the Global Controller and CFO to identify and analyze complex accounting matters incl. segments, business combinations, intangibles, treasury, etc
  • Act as a key player for closing and reporting, including ownership of some SOX controls
  • Define the accounting curriculum of our controllership and finance teams

The successful candidate will have a strong accounting background, curiosity to learn new areas in a timely manner and the ability to partner and work closely with the CFO and various leaders across Finance, Legal and other departments.


Accounting Matter and policies

- Partner w/ CFO and GC to identify and prepare position papers on various accounting matters

- Track "unusual events" of the quarter to ensure proper identification and documentation (tracker)

- Lead complex accounting assessments such as business combinations, restructuring, impairments, etc

- Identify and ensure compliance for Critical Accounting Estimates and Policies (as per 10-K disclosure)

- Provide guidance on several accounting topics (incl. presentation) on various areas mainly Treasury, UTP, Provisions and various risks

- Identify and review new US GAAP, IFRS and SEC Standards to ensure compliance and readiness

- Build and write comprehensive accounting policies and partner with the Operational Controller to create the accounting portal

Revenue Recognition

- Partner w/ Deal Desk and FP&A teams to identify non-standard revenue transactions

- Provide technical advisory of customer contracts for appropriate accounting treatment for revenue recognition in accordance with Criteo’ policy and U.S. GAAP (ASC 606)

- Review contracts and prepare ASC 606 checklists

- Partner with the billings and collections team to ensure quality of billings in support of quality revenue recognition

- Maintain a quarterly dashboard to disaggregate revenues by product lines to ensure compliance w/ ASC 606 disaggregation of revenues

- Assess revenue recognition of new products

Closing and Reporting / Controls incl. SOX and Internal Reporting

- Owner of non-standard revenue deal process and control

- Going concern and quarterly impairment trigger assessment

- Completeness and accuracy of the accounting treatment for non-standard transactions

- New US GAAP applicable standard assessment

- New IFRS applicable on an annual basis

- Goodwill impairment test

- Business combination: PPA and valuation of the intangibles and Regulation SX requirements and accounting reconciliation / booking

- Summarize non-standards event of the month/quarter for the Closing CFO meetings and Audit Committee


- Provide guidance and support to various stakeholders in the finance team when it comes to accounting matters (go-to person)

- Define contemporary training plan for accounting / controllership teams and engages w/ 3rd party providers to deliver training plan

- Coach one resource with a potential to further expand especially in the area of revenue recognition

Who You Are:

- Bachelor s degree in Accounting (CPA or MBA preferred)

- Significant experience (7+ years) in dealing with technical accounting matters working in a combination of auditing and revenue accounting operations

- Proven ability to interpret and apply accounting guidance and prepare formal, well-supported, memos and supporting analyses

- Displays a curious mind to look at matters across different angles by leveraging his/her network and various resources and benchmarking vs. best practices.

- Knowledge and understanding of current revenue recognition guidance for enterprise software and SaaS arrangements (eg. "ASC 606" or “IFRS 15”).

- Experience in working with Sales to assist with deal negotiations, providing guidance to ensure deal structures and commercial terms result in contracts which meet company policy and objectives

- Highly organized, exceptional attention to detail, results-driven, and able to prioritize in a changing environment

- Experience in performing control activities in the lead-to-cash process. For example: review and approval documentation, deal checklists etc.

- Exceptional communication and negotiation skills with clear ability to articulate complex matters in a simple and concise way

- Highly motivated, diligent, collaborative, personable, and capable of working independently

- Native (or equivalent) English and French is a plus

- Experience in advertising technology, advertising, Saas industry is a strong plus

We acknowledge that many candidates may not meet every single role requirement listed above. If your experience looks a little different from our requirements but you believe that you can still bring value to the role, we’d love to see your application!

We acknowledge that many candidates may not meet every single role requirement listed above. If your experience looks a little different from our requirements but you believe that you can still bring value to the role, we’d love to see your application!​

Who We Are:

Criteo is the global commerce media company that enables marketers and media owners to deliver richer consumer experiences and drive better commerce outcomes through its industry leading Commerce Media Platform.

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At Criteo, we take pride in being a caring culture and are committed to providing our employees with valuable benefits that support their physical, emotional and financial wellbeing, their interests and the important life events. We aim to create a place where people can grow and learn from each other while having a meaningful impact. We want to set you up for success in your job, and an important part of that includes comprehensive perks & benefits. Benefits may vary depending on the country where you work and the nature of your employment with Criteo. When determining compensation, we carefully consider a wide range of job-related factors, including experience, knowledge, skills, education, and location. These factors can cause your compensation to vary.

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