• Senior Manager, Accounting Operations

    Location US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Accounting / Finance - Accounting
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


    Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.



    Job Summary

    At Nuance Communications, everything we do is focused on developing the most human, natural, intuitive ways to use your voice to take command of information. Our people and our technology have pioneered the highest functioning speech software in the world, ceaselessly perfecting the ability for machines to recognize and emulate the human voice. We design and deliver technologies that intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and intelligently with the world.


    The Accounting team at Nuance is where the technology and solutions mentioned above get converted into financial terms.  With 4 Business Units and 15 Lines of Business to understand and account for, the Accounting Team provides its team members with the unique ability to gain exposure to the accounting for almost any type of activity.  If you have a strong level of intellectual curiosity, take pride in being part of a high caliber team, and are ready to bring your skills and experience to the next level, this position may be for you!


    Senior Manager Accounting Operation will reporting to the Senior Director of Global Revenue Operations & Americas Accounting, this position is responsible for managing the North America Accounting team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.  This team is responsible for the accounting activities for over ten legal entities.  Core responsibilities are as follows:

    • Manage a staff of 7+ accounting professionals as well as coordinate the activities assigned to our 5-member shared services team located in India.
    • Lead monthly and quarterly close activities, including review of P&L and Balance sheet flux analysis as well as reconciliations and journal entries associated with the following business/accounting cycles: cash; pre-paid assets; AR; fixed assets; facilities; legal and other accruals; payroll accounting entries; debt; FX hedging; and supplementary non-GAAP disclosures.
    • Support the process to integrate processes and accounting associated with acquired entities.
    • Partner with other functional teams to continuously assess and improve fiduciary controls, accounting accuracy, operational efficiency and SOX compliance.
    • Strong understanding of financial and accounting principles and regulatory requirements.
    • Skilled in the ability to coach and develop teams.
    • Support external statutory reporting requirements as needed.
    • Review and analyze financial reports and variances to identify trends, escalate issues, and ensure compliance with GAAP standards.
    • Maintain appropriate internal controls over assigned areas
    • Responsible for managing the relationship with external auditors for assigned areas and partnering with them to drive operational efficiency. 


    • 10+ years of experience in a publicly traded company and/or public accounting firm (Big 4 or regional firm)
    • 4 years of managing and developing teams with a focus on KPI’s and metrics.
    • Comprehensive understanding of US-GAAP accounting guidance and business processes associated with the business/accounting cycles.
    • Strong attention to detail combined with ability to think strategically
    • Ability to effectively communicate with peers, business partners and Accounting senior leadership
    • Demonstrated ability to perform in a dynamic fast-pace environment
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)
    • Knowledge of Oracle e-Business Suite, including GL, AP, FA, iExpense, iProcure, Cash Management preferred
    • Knowledge of Hyperion is preferred
    • Bachelor’s in Accounting / Finance
    • Master Accounting or MBA or CPA preferred

    Additional Information

    Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


    Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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